Support Groups in Munich
Child abuse, drink or drug problems, HIV/AIDS, Red Cross, cancer support - helplines, support groups and crisis contacts in Munich...
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.
There are a number of meetings in the Munich area, both closed and open.
Narcotics Anonymous(NA) offers English-speaking advice on drug dependencies and addiction. The south-German support network has an English section on its website.
- Narcotics Anonymous
At: Deutingerstrasse 4, 80469 Munich
- To find a meeting in the region: Click here
Part of the local authority, the Munich Counseling Centre for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, including AIDS (Beratungsstelle zu sexuell übertragbaren Infektionen einschl. AIDS / STI-Ambulanz) provides advice and testing.
- Munich Counseling Centre for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, including AIDS
At: Bayerstrasse 28a, 80335 Munich
Tel: 089 2332 3333
Fax: 089 2334 7839
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
The Bavarian Red Cross(Bayerische Rotes Kreuz) provides cancer support and other services.
The Bahnhoffsmission Münchner, at the main train station, is a shelter providing space for the homeless and for those in need of refuge.
- Bahnhoffsmission Münchner Shelterr
At: Hauptbahnhof Platform 1, Bayerstrasse 10, 80335 Munich
Tel: 089 594 576
- Emergency Youth Counselling (Jugendnotdienst, Jugendhilfeverbund Just M S)
Tel: 089 829 903 14
- Children and Youth Hotline (Kinder- und Jugendtelefon)
Tel: 0800 111 0333
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.
Women and men who have experienced a miscarriage or death of an infant can contact the Initiative Regenbogen for counselling and support.
- Initiative Regenbogen
At: Flemingstrasse 132, 81925 Munich
Tel: 089 998 17761 / 089 983 960
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) and languages, including English. It also offers a mobile intervention service.
The Bavarian Red Cross (Bayerische Rotes Kreuz) provides women’s support and other services.
The Frauenhaus München women’s shelter and refuge is available to providing housing to women in crisis.
- Frauenhaus München
Postal Address: Postfach 900446, 81504 München
Tel: 089 645 169
Counselling is available from the Initiative Regenbogen for parents who have lost a child during pregnancy or shortly afterwards.
- Initiative Regenbogen
At: Flemingstraße 132, 81925 Munich
Tel: 089 9981 7761
Münchner Insel is a church-operated counselling centre. It offers anonymous advice and guidance.
- Münchner Insel
At: Marienplatz 8, 80331 München
Tel: 089 220 041
The Association for the Blind and Vision-Impaired (Bayerischer Blinden- und Sehbehindertenbund e.V.- BBSB) represents the interests of the blind and visually impaired and works to help them lead an independent life.
- Bayerischer Blinden- und Sehbehindertenbund e.V.
At: Arnulfstrasse 22, 80335 München
Tel: 089 559 880
Fax: 089 559 882 66
The Association for the Disabled and their Friends (Club Behinderter und ihrer Freunde e.V. - CBF) is a non-profit organisation that works to support and promote the concerns of people with disabilities. The association hosts events and activities, provides information and helps to provide solutions to problems members may be having.
- Club Behinderter und ihrer Freunde e.V.
At: Johann-Fichte-Strasse 12, 80805 Munich
Tel: 089 356 88 08
Fax: 089 359 65 00
Help for the Mentally Disabled (Lebenshilfe München) offers life-coaching for children, adolescents and adults with disabilities, as well as their families. The organisation also provides advice, schooling, day care, relief care and nursing support for families, and recreational activities.
Sub is a gay support association that also runs a meeting place for gay men, friends, family and men seeking information about being gay in Munich. The centre has counselling services, language groups, a library, and bar.
At: Müllerstrasse 43, D-80469 Munich
Tel: 089 260 3056