Support Groups in Taipei
Information on the various support organisations in Taipei that address substance abuse and recovery, health or medical conditions, women’s and children’s problems, and provide support to newcomers...
Note: While they may have English-speaking staff and volunteers, some groups may not have adequate English-speaking personnel at all times or in the support groups. Contact the group directly for more information.
Community Services Centre: Provides support, advice and information to newcomers in Taiwan. It offers a counselling service for the international community, a newcomer's orientation programme and cross-cultural training for the workplace.
- Community Services Centre
At: 25, Lane 290 Zhong Shan North Road, Sec. 6,Taipei
Tel: 02 2836 8134 / 02 2838 4947
Fax: 02 2835 2530
Alcoholics Anonymous: Meetings are held regularly in Taipei for alcoholics, following the twelve-step programme. English-speakers with other addiction issues are also welcome to attend AA meetings.
- For a list of English-speaking meetings: Click here
Taiwan AIDS Society: Aims to increase awareness and provide sexual education.
- Taiwan AIDS Society
At: 1 Changde Street, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City 10048
Tel: 02 2361 6136 / 02 2312 3456 Ext. 66575
Fax: 02 2370 7772
Taiwan Aids Foundation: Provides education support for those seeking HIV/AIDS-related information. The foundation has programmes to increase awareness and promotes AIDS prevention.
- Taiwan Aids Foundation
At: 10341, 3F., 40 Zhengzhou Road, Datong District, Taipei City
Tel: 02 2559 2059
Fax: 02 2559 7263
Note: The Department of Health currently deports foreigners who are HIV positive.
Hope Foundation for Cancer Care: Group of medical professionals, cancer patients and their families whose aim is to improve cancer care in Taiwan. It provides information, support and patient services.
- Hope Foundation for Cancer Care (Head Office)
At: 5F, No.46, Sec. 1, Bade Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City 100
Tel: 02 3322 6287
Fax: 02 3322 1719
Northern Service Centre
At: No.5 1, Lane 3, Linyi Street, Jhongjheng District, Taipei City 100
Tel: 02 3322 6286
Mental Health Association Taiwan: Provides mental health services and works towards the prevention of mental illness in Taiwan.
- Mental Health Association Taiwan
At: 16F.-1, 136 Minchuan W. Road, Taipei City 103
Tel: 02 2557 6980
Fax: 02 2557 6871
Christian Salvation Service: Provides crisis counselling, prenatal and postnatal care, assistance with temporary shelter and ongoing counselling and support for women and children.
- Christian Salvation Service
At: 7F, 420 Keelung Road, Sec.1, Taipei 110
Tel: 02 2729 0265
Fax: 02 2729 5952
The Red Cross Society of the Republic of China (Taiwan): Humanitarian organisation providing first aid and emergency treatment courses.
- The Red Cross Society of the Republic of China (Taiwan) (in Chinese)
At: No.303, Bangka Blvd., Wanhua District, Taipei City 108
Tel: 02 2362 8232
Fax: 02 2363 5154
Taipei City Center for Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: Provides assistance, counselling and support to victims of domestic physical or mental violence.
- Taipei City Center for Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
At: No.2, Alley 5, Lane 54, Sec. 1, Xinsheng S. Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City 10059
Tel: 02 2396 1996
Fax: 02 2396 0177