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My friend needs help urgently  

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(@fleurishi)
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Am posting this on behalf of my friend. She and her children live in a situation that has become quite unbearable. She is at the end of her tether and needs advice on what her options are. Her Portuguese is very limited though. Are there any helplines and/or organisations she can contact and explain the situation in English?

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You obviously can't state more but I would suggest as a starting point
http://www.portaldocidadao.pt/PORTAL/pt ... e/familia/
various advice available
http://www.portaldocidadao.pt/PORTAL/pt ... abrigo.htm
and
http://www.portaldocidadao.pt/PORTAL/pt ... imento.htm

normally there's always someone who can speak English and at the least should be able to offer advice on where or who to contact, all best wishes to her

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Thanks for the links! I have already taken her to the nearest Loja da Cidadao but they weren't very helpful. All the lady offered to do was contact a local factory about a job. My friend does also need to find a job but she had already been to that particular factory and they told her there were no jobs going. Other than that no help was offered. I reckon we should go to a bigger LdC (the one we went to is a tiny branch) and will do that next week.

Yesterday we found out that on Mondays there is the equivalent of a family liaison officer at the local camara so we will be going there.

She spoke to one of the teachers at her kids' school in confidence and it so happens that he does voluntary work at a hostel for the homeless, but in a different concelho. He is also looking into her situation.

I suggested contacting her embassy. Am not expecting too much from them but you never know.

Thanks again....

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Below is the link for Santa Casa de Misericórdia in Leiria
They will or should be able to help with your friends problems

http://www.misericordiadeleiria.pt

Translates OK if this is a help

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Thank you, Joe - will pass it on straight away....

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