Helplines and Support Groups in Milan

Child abuse, drink or drug problems, HIV/AIDS, women's support, cancer support, information for the homeless - helplines, support groups and emergency contacts in Milan and Lombardy...

Below find information on:

Alcoholics Anonymous

There are several English-language Alcoholics Anonymous meetings that are held in Milan. Note that not all of these are open.

  • For a list of meetings in Milan and Lombardy from the AA Europe website: Click here

The Italian Alcoholics Anonymous Organisation (Alcolisti Anonimi Italiana) organises meetings throughout Italy. Please note that these are not in English.

  • Area Lombardia
    At
    : Via Padre L Monti 22, 20162 Milan (MI)
    Tel
    : 02 647 3900
  • For a list and timetable of AA meetings in Lombardy: Click here (select Contact Local, the Lombardy region on the map and download Elenco Sedi Regione Lombardia)

Other groups

  • For more groups and timetables for meetings in the Lombardy region: Click here (in Italian)

HIV/AIDS

Anlaids, a national association founded to support HIV-positive people and their families, has four regional branches in Lombardy:

  • Sezione Lombardia
    At
    : Via Monviso 28, 20154 Milan (MI)
    Tel
    : 02 336 08680
    email
  • Organo Provinciale Anlaids Bergamo
    At
    : Via Conventino 3, 24125 Bergamo (BG)
    Tel
    :035 459 8270
  • Organo Provinciale Anlaids Mantova
    At:
    Via P. Albertoni 1, 46100 Mantua (MN)
    Tel/Fax
    : 0376 363 696
    email
  • Organo Provinciale Anlaids Pavia
    At
    : Via Taramelli 5, 27100 Pavia (PV)
    Tel
    :0382 502 691
  • For more information, visit the Anlaids website (in Italian)

Smoking Addiction

  • For a list of anti-smoking centres (Centri Antifumo) in Lombardy: Click here

Drug Abuse

Narcotics Anonymous (Narcotici Anonimi) is a support group for people with drug problems. All that is required to join is a desire to stop taking drugs. There are meetings in Milan, Bergamo, Brescia and Mantua.

Cancer Support

Europa Donna is a European organisation for women with breast cancer. It campaigns for better screening and provides support for women with the disease.

Europa Uomo is an organisation that raises awareness and campaigns for the rights of men with prostate cancer.

Homelessness

Caritas is a support and charity group for homeless people and people in difficulty.

Caritas Centres in Lombardy:

  • Caritas Lombardia
    At
    : Via S Bernardino 4, 20122 Milan (MI)
    Tel
    : 02 760 371
    email
  • Caritas Diocesana di Brescia
    At
    : Piazza Martiri di Belfiore 4, 25121
    Tel
    : 030 375 7746
    email
  • Caritas Diocesana Bergamasca
    At:
    Via Conventino 8, 24125 Bergamo (BG)
    Tel:
    035 459 8400
    email

Family Planning and Sexual Health

There are numerous family planning clinics (Consultorio Familiare) in Lombardy.

Public clinics (Consultorio Familiare) in Lombardy

Milan
At: Via de Amicis, 20081 Abbiategrasso (MI)
Tel: 02 946 08504
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Bergamo
At: Via Betelli 2, 24044 Dalmine (BG)
Tel: 035 378 140
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Brescia
At: Via Paganini 1, 25127 Brescia (BS)
Tel: 030 310 115
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Como At: Viale Madonna 10, 22063 Cantu (CO) Tel: 031 707 3033
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Cremona At: Via Azzo Porzio 73, 26041 Casalmaggiore (CR)
Tel: 0375 294 161
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Lecco At: Via Papa Giovanni XXIII, 23822 Bellano (LC)
Tel: 0341 822 115
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Lodi At: Pizaa Ospitale 10, 26900 Lodi (LO)
Tel: 0371 587 4543
Mantua At: Via Cremona 17b, 46041 Asola (MN)
Tel: 0376 713 323
Pavia At: Via Emilia 35, 27043 Broni (PV)
Tel: 0385 259 882
Sondrio At: Vicolo Del Ginnasio 3, 23032 Bormio (SO)
Tel: 0342 900 215
Varese At: Via Matteotti 20, 21051 Arcisate (VA)
Tel: 0332 476 337

Mental Health

Women's Support Groups

For women suffering from domestic violence, there are shelters (centri antiviolenza) in the Lombardy region.

Bergamo Comitato Provinciale Contro La Violenza Sessuale
At:
Via Angelo Mai 18c, 24100 Bergamo (BG)
Tel: 035 232 600
Brescia Associazione Casa Delle Donne
At:
Via S Faustino 38, 25122 Brescia (BS)
Tel: 030 240 0636
Como Telefono Donna
At:
Via Zezio 60, 22100 Como (CO)
Tel: 031 304 585
email
Website
Lecco Telefono Donna
At:
Via Parini 6, 20053 Lecco (LC)
Tel: 034 363 484
Mantua Telefono Rosa
At:
Via Dario Tassoni 14, 46100 Mantua (MN)
Tel: 0376 225 656

Milan Casa Di Accoglienza Delle Donne Maltrattate
At:
Via Piacenza 14, 20135 Milan (MI)
Tel: 02 550 15519
Monza Centri Aiuto Donne Maltrattate (CADOM)
At:
Via Mentana 43, 20052 Monza (MI)
Tel: 039 284 0006
email
Website
Pavia Associazione Provinciale Donne Contro La Violenza
At:
Porta Pertusi 6a, 27100 Pavia (PV)
Tel: 0382 32 136

Further Information

Website InsiemeSenza.org provides schedules and addresses for meetings and welcome centres in Lombardy, with regard to the following (the meetings are held in Italian):

  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • anti-drug centres
  • drug-addicts' families centres
  • alcoholics centres
  • Al-anon groups for alcoholics' families
  • eating-disorder centres
  • Overeaters Anonymous
  • gambling addiction support meetings
  • To find a meeting: Click here