Support Groups in Frankfurt

Child abuse, drink or drug problems, HIV/AIDS, cancer support - helplines, support groups and crisis contacts in Frankfurt...

Below find information on the various support organisations and helplines in the Munich area. While some have English-speaking staff and volunteers, there is no guarantee that English will be spoken.

Alcoholics Anonymous

There are a number of meetings in the Frankfurt area, both closed and open.

Drug Abuse

Narcotics Anonymous(NA) offers advice on drug dependencies and addiction as well as support for those seeking recovery from drug addiction.


AIDS/Hilfe Frankfurt has information on local support and counseling for those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.

Selbsthilfe HIV und AIDS Frankfurt am Main provides support for those living with HIV and AIDS in the Frankfurt area. Services include life coaching and psychotherapy.


Cancer Support

The Cancer Infoline international medical hotline will provide contact details of the nearest cancer support advisor.

  • Cancer Infoline
    Tel: 0800 420 3040 (in German)
    Tel: 030 3100 3222 or 030 3100 3243

Deutsche Krebshilfe (German Cancer Aid) advocates for cancer research. The association provides advice and information for people with cancer and can provide financial assistance. The Deutsche Krebshilfe website has some information in English, including a brochure about cancer research development in Germany.

Children's Helplines

  • Caritas (affiliated with the Catholic Church)
    : 069 1700 2421
  • Children and Youth Hotline (Kinder- und Jugendschutztelefon der Stadt Frankfurt am Main)
    Tel: 0800 201 0111

Family Planning & Sexual Health

The Federal Centre for Health Education (Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung - BZgA) offers advice on family planning and sexual health.

SBS (Beratungsstelle für Einzel-, Paar-, und Sexualberatung) provides advice on family planning and sexual health.

  • SBS
    : Clemensstraße 32, 80803 Munich
    Tel: 089 330 406 91

Women and men who have experienced a miscarriage or death of an infant can contact the Initiative Regenbogen for counselling and support.

Women's Support

The city of Frankfurt publishes a downloadable English-language booklet for single parents in the city. The booklet provides information regarding support groups, legal issues, public services and child care.

  • For the booklet "Single Parents in Frankfurt": Click here

Bei Häuslicher Gewalt (BIG) offers help and support to women and their children who live with mental or physical abuse. It can provide help in a number of ways (email, phone, online chat; in person for those living in Berlin) and languages, including English. It also offers a mobile intervention service. Berlin based.

  • BIG
    Hotline: 030 611 0300
    Open: Daily 09:00-midnight

Beratungsstelle Frauennotruf provides counselling, advice and assistance for women and girls who have been sexually, emotionally or physically abused or who are at risk of being abused.

Caritas (affiliated with the Catholic Church) operates a helpline for women in Frankfurt.

  • Caritas Women's Helpline
    Tel: 069 1700 2421

Resources for People with Disabilities

Blinden- und Sehbehindertenbund in Hessen advocates for the rights of the visually impaired and their families. The organisation also provides information, counselling, legal assistance and rehabilitation services.

Frankfurter Stiftung für Blinde und Sehbehinderte works to ensure that blind and visually impaired people are active participants in society. Through training in Braille, computers, public relations and media as well as the arts.

Lebenshilfe Frankfurt, founded in 1961, is an association of family members of people with intellectual disabilities provides information, equipment and socialisation assistance for people with intellectual disabilities.

Praunheimer Werkstätten is the largest employer of people in Frankfurt with intellectual disabilities. The association runs a residential program as well, with assisted living facilities for individuals, couples and families. The association also supports school children in Frankfurt in need of special assistance in the academic environment.

Gay and Lesbian Support Groups

KUSS41 LesBiSchwules Jugendzentrum Frankfurt (KUSS41 LesBiGay Youth Centre Frankfurt) is a community centre for young adults from 14 to 27 years of age. The centre also offers support and advice to parents of gay teens.

  • KUSS41
    At: Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 41, 60311 Frankfurt am Main
    Tel: 069 2972 3656

Lesben Informations- und Beratungsstelle e.V. (Lesbian Information and Advice Centre - LIBS) works to support lesbian and bisexual women as well as transgendered people and prevent social discrimination. The association also aims to provide information to the public.

The Lesben- und Schwulenverband Hessen e.V. (LSVD - Lesbian and Gay Association Hessen) is an advocacy group for gays and lesbians in Germany. The association lobbies to represent the interests of the gay and lesbian community, provides legal advice as well as advice to gay and lesbian couples wishing to adopt or conceive.

The Lesbisch Kulturhaus (LSKH Gay Cultural House) is a facility open to provide a meeting place for gay and lesbian associations in Frankfurt. The house is managed and supported by two groups: emancipation eV and Lebendiges Lesben Leben Frankfurt eV (LLL – Lesbians Living Life Frankfurt).