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Where to get a meal or have a wash in an emergency

Don’t forget the social welfare service provided by the CROUS, for a wealth of useful information.

A number of social workers are on hand to help you to solve your day-to-day problems


Those who cannot find accommodation when they return to university face further problems because having a place to live provides the possibility of a shower and daily meals.
So, below you will find a number of suggestions for short-term solutions.

-  the Aix en Provence delegation of the Red Cross
32, Cours des Arts et Métiers
13100 Aix-en-Provence
+ 33 (0)4 42 26 25 11
Hygiene station : Monday to Friday 9am-11.30am.
Food bank: Monday to Friday 9am-11.30am and Tuesday afternoon 2pm-4.30pm.
Clothing bank: Monday to Saturday 9am-11.30am and Tuesday afternoon 2pm-4.30pm.
The clothing bank offers families facing financial difficulties the chance to dress properly and regain their dignity. The nominal financial contribution which they are asked to make reinstates social interaction and gives the person the status of an ordinary consumer.

- Restos du coeur (Charity providing meals for the needy)
5 av Sainte Victoire (winter only)
5 rue Leo Lagrange (all year round)
13090 Aix-en-Provence
+ 33 (0)4-42-21-23-13

- Le Secours Populaire (Anti-poverty charity)
30 bd du Docteur Schweitzer
13090 Aix-en-Provence
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 2pm-5pm
The Aix en Provence committee of Secours Populaire is on Facebook

- Le Secours Catholique (Catholin Relief Service)
2 bd Maréchal Leclerc
13090 Aix-en-Provence
Shower facilities available Monday to Friday 9am-10.45am