Useful Links

Pathways To Safety International
This organization, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, provides a full range of services to assist American victims of abuse who live overseas including Attorney Consultations, Safety Planning, Danger-to-Safety Relocation, Financial backup and more. Case managers have the tools and knowledge to assist survivors abroad and/or after returning to the U.S.

AngloINFO Paris
An extremely comprehensive compendium of many organizations, community services, schools, professionals, entertainment & restaurants etc. useful for anglophones.

SOS Help
English language crisis line for people in crisis or just needing to talk.

An English speaking organization dedicated to supplying support, information, and guidance to mothers of young children. Activities and neighborhood mothers’ meetings are among the many services provided.

Counselling in France
Counselling In France is a website offering — among many other resources — information about qualified therapists and life coaches all over France who work in English.

Women for Women France
This new Multilingual Online Resource Center is designed to support anyone faced with domestic abuse in France.  Whether you are French or not, you will find tools and information in their dedicated step-by-step guides, including contact details for relevant support services near you.  The information is provided in at least 1 dozen languages — click on the little globe at the top of the home page to find your language!


The organizations listed below are active on behalf of victims of domestic abuse, but in most cases, do not have personnel who speak fluent English, though in some cases rudimentary English is spoken. Many more exist and can be found through google by using the keywords “violence conjugale”.

Féderation Nationale Solidarité Femmes (FNSF)
Hotline: 3919
This is definitely the most important organization in France dealing with domestic abuse. It is a center of information, and groups under its umbrella about 70 associations and organizations throughout the country dedicated to providing resources and assistance to women victims of domestic violence. Links to all the organizations in their network can be found on this site.

The FNSF also has a very good helpline which is available from 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. There is usually an English speaker among the listeners. Ask to speak directly to him or her if your French isn’t fluent.   The telephone number is 3919. 

Paris Aide Aux Victimes
One of many country-wide organizations grouped under the Institut National d’Aide aux Victimes et de Médiation (, the PAV gives legal advice and psychological support to victims of all sorts. They will even accompany people to the police or to court hearings if need be.  The telephone number is

French Government sites
This is the official government website which gives a concise 5-page rundown of the laws and procedures governing domestic abuse in France. Well worth reviewing if you can read French.
This is from the same site but the document is 100 pages — all in French
This is a  site related to the above which deals with male-female parity, genital mutilation, women’s education, fight again gender stereotypes and other women’s issues.

Centers for Women’s and Family Rights (CIDFF -Centres d’Information sur Les Droits des Femmes et des Familles )
There are 98 branches of the CIDFF in major French cities of this go-to organization for women to find information in the fields of legal rights, employment, and family violence. They are grouped together and can be reached by phone at  01 42 17 12 00.  Find the office in your area and start there if you have violence-related issue.

Elle’s Imagine’nt
This organization groups together Social workers, Lawyers, and Psychologists whose mission is to help women victims of domestic abuse deal with their issues — especially regarding children.

Located in the nearby suburb of St. Germain-en-Laye, Women-Safe claims to help women and children victims of all forms of violence.

La Maison des Femmes
Attached to the Centre Hospitalier of St. Denis (in the 93 area north of Paris) this organization is truly unique in the multiplicity of offers of assistance for women victims it proposes, even to residents outside its area.

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