Support Groups in Moscow

Details on support groups and meetings for AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) following the 12 Steps programme, drugs aid, cancer, mental health and AIDS support, and support for families and children...

There are various organisations and helplines in Moscow providing support, guidance and help. While some have English-speaking staff and volunteers, there is no guarantee that English will be spoken.

Russian Red Cross (Rossiyskiy Krasnyi Krest)

The Russian Red Cross is a public benevolent institution that offers help and support to people with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, takes part in various social programmes, renders aid to people who have been affected by natural disasters, and offers psychological assistance (website in Russian).

  • At: Cheryomushkinskiy proezd, 5
    Metro: Akademicheskaya
    Tel: (499) 126 7571 / (499) 126 0190
    Fax: (495) 126 4266

Alcohol Addiction

Alcoholics Anonymous in Moscow (in Russian): English-language meetings take place every day.

  • At: 8 Voznesensky Pereulok, St. Andrew Anglican Church, 1st floor
    Metro
    : Checkhovskaya, Ohotnyi ryad, Tverskaya, Teatral’naya, Pushkinskaya
    Tel: (985) 768 2551 / (963) 678 4437 / (985) 211 7140
  • For further information about English-language AA meetings in Moscow: Click here
  • For a map and travel directions: Click here

Al-Anon group in Moscow: Russian-speaking support group for alcoholics and their families.

Drug Addiction

Narcotics Anonymous in Moscow (HUG): English and Russian speaking NA groups in Moscow.

  • At: ul. Spartakovskaya, 19, str. 3, in the basement
    Metro
    : Baumanskaya
    Tel: (495) 505 3396
  • For further information and travel directions: Click here

HIV/AIDS

Moscow Centre for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment (in Russian): Run by the Moscow Health Department, this is a special purpose programme that aims to provide open and up-to-date information on prevention, contraction, treatment and living with AIDS/HIV.

  • At: 8th ul. Sokolinoy gory, 15/5
    Metro: Elektrozavodskaya station, then route taxi #32 to final stop
    Tel
    : (495) 366 6238

Anonymous and free HIV tests are also provided at the following clinics:

  • Anonymous HIV test, 4th city clinic
    At: Rabochaya ul., 34, 1st floor. Entrance is at the back of the building
    Metro: Ploschad Ilyicha station
    Tel: (495) 366 2670 / (495) 365 0601
  • Anonymous HIV test, 134th city clinic
    At: Novoyasenevskiy prospect, 24/2, office 111
    Metro: Yasenevo station
    Tel: (495) 472 6601 (ext. 23)
  • Anonymous HIV test, 113th city clinic
    At: Kuusinena ul., 8, 4th floor, offices 415-416
    Metro: Polezhaevskaya or Sokol stations
    Tel: (499) 195 8330

Cancer Support

Moscow Cancer Relief Society: Voluntary organisation offering support and information to cancer patients and their families.

  • At: Korneychuka Ul., 39-59
    email

Rak Pobedim (in Russian): Information portal on the subject of cancer. Offers information about treatment, legal assistance, and psychological help.

  • Tel: (800) 200 2200 (toll-free, 09:00-21:00)

Family Support

  • Help line for children
    Tel: (495) 624 6001
  • Moscow Child Foundation: Organisation offering all-around services in child protection, family and maternity assistance.
    At: Leningradsky Ave, 21
    Tel: (495) 614 0101
  • List of maternity hospitals (in Russian)
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology help line
    Tel: (495) 332 2113

Mental Health

  • The European Medical Centre: Clinic offering all kinds of medical services including psychiatric help
    Tel: (495) 933 6655 / Emergency: (495) 933 6645
  • Moscow Psychiatric Research Institute (in Russian): The leading psychiatric institution in Moscow, it provides psychiatric help, and conducts psychiatric research and studies

     

    • At: Poteshnaya ul., 3
      Tel: (495) 940 7164 (09:30-19:00)
  • Scientific Centre of Mental Health (SCMH): Research centre and clinic conducting research into the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of psychiatric diseases
    • At: Kashirskoye shosse, 34
      Tel: (495) 117 8147
      Fax
      : (495) 114 4925

Psychological help

  • Help line – Psychological help (24/7)
    Tel: (495) 205 0550
  • Emergency psychological help
    Tel
    : (495) 626 3707
  • Sexual violence help line
    Tel
    : (495) 901 0201 (10:00-18:00)