Support Groups

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An all-volunteer network of associations that have developed in recognition of the needs of English-speaking people living in France who are affected by cancer.  CSF Lyon is the association that serves Lyon and the Rhone-Alpes.
Alcoholics Anonymous
Support Group for alcoholics and anyone with a desire to stop drinking.  Weekly AA meeting in English Wednesday @ 8pm (closed), 20 rue Sala, Lyon, 69002.  Meeting is 'open' 4th Wednesday of every month.
The Salvation Army
Has well-established evangelical and social centres in various parts of France, where they express their Christian faith in practical ways, in much the same way as in centres in the UK. Based at Arche de Noe, CLSH, 5, rue Felissent, Lyon (69).
Nederlanders in Frankrijk
Association for Dutch Persons in France and for those moving to France. The association is free of charge.
Irish Association in Lyon
Irish association in Lyon which features regular dances, pub quizes, tours, picnics, etc.
AVF (Accueil des Ville Francaises)
French organisation established to help newcomers to an area (French and foreign) find the information and social integration they may need. At Place de la Baleine, 69002 Lyon.
SOS Femmes
Information and support for women who are or have been victims of domestic violence, rape, sexual abuse and moral or sexual harassment. At 56 Cours Tolsto, Villeurbanne (69).