How to Support Healthcare Workers and the Most Vulnerable in Paris During the Lockdown

Are you looking for ways to help those who need it most during this crisis? In order to support healthcare workers whose daily lives are particularly impacted by the confinement and to provide assistance to the most isolated and destitute members of our communities, here are some initiatives to help for the residents of Eastern Paris.

Bringing meals to a nearby hospital or organization, giving some time to an association lacking volunteers, or donating to a good cause while staying at home: there are many options to provide assistance despite the current restrictions.






The hospitals of Eastern Paris have been treating patients affected by the Covid-19, and their staff is therefore the most affected by the progression of the virus. Child care and housing solutions, grocery shopping: you can help their healthcare workers through the platform En première ligne (“on the frontline”).

Residents who still have masks can bring them to nearby hospitals and pharmacies in order to make sure they benefit healthcare workers. Some restaurants and individuals have also brought meals prepared for the staff of local hospitals.


Hôpital Armand Trousseau AP-HP

26 Avenue du Dr Arnold Netter, 75012 Paris


Hôpital Bichat AP-HP

46 Rue Henri Huchard, 75018 Paris


Hôpital Fondation Adolphe de Rothschild

29 Rue Manin, 75019 Paris


Hôpital Lariboisière AP-HP

2 Rue Ambroise Paré, 75010 Paris


Hôpital Robert Debré AP-HP

48 Bd Sérurier, 75019 Paris


Hôpital Rothschild AP-HP

5 Rue Santerre, 75012 Paris


Hôpital Saint-Antoine AP-HP

184 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, 75012 Paris


Hôpital Saint-Louis AP-HP

1 Avenue Claude Vellefaux, 75010 Paris


Hôpital Tenon AP-HP

4 Rue de la Chine, 75020 Paris



Blood Donation


Despite the measures required by the lockdown, blood collection facilities are still counting on us! Here’s a list of places to donate your blood across Eastern Paris referenced by Établissement français du sang. Just like in the other initiatives presented in this article, you will need to precise that your trip is justified by the “assistance aux personnes vulnérables” on your attestation.


Hôpital Saint-Louis AP-HP

Blood, plasma, platelets & bone marrow.

Monday to Saturday: 9am-3:30pm

38 rue Bichat, 75010 Paris


Saint-Antoine Crozatier

Blood, plasma, platelets & bone marrow.

Monday, Tuesday & Saturday: 8:30am-3pm – Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30am-4pm

21 Rue Crozatier, 75012 Paris


Mairie du XXème arrondissement de Paris

Thursday, April 16th: 1:30pm-6:30pm

Salle des fêtes de la Mairie du XXème
6 Place Gambetta, 75020 Paris


Mairie de Bagnolet

Friday, April 17th: 2:30pm-7:30pm

Espace Niveau -1 de la Mairie de Bagnolet
1 Place Salvador Allende, 93170 Bagnolet


Mairie des Lilas

Sunday, April 26th: 9am-2pm

Mairie des Lilas
96 Rue de Paris, 93260 Les Lilas


Salle André Breton

Friday, March 27th: 11am-4pm

Salle André Breton
25 Rue du Pré Saint-Gervais, 93500 Pantin



Associations helping the most vulnerable


The most destitute members of our communities are also the most affected by the crisis. National and local associations are counting on our donations (equipment, food, “tickets restaurants”) and are often looking for volunteers. Indeed, due to the increasing risks for elderly people, many organizations are lacking personnel and calling the youth to step in and provide assistance to ensure their essential tasks.


Agir pour la santé des femmes

Acting for women’s health, assisting the most vulnerable and isolated women in our communities.


La Cloche

Helping the homeless in our communities.


CNDH – Romeurope

Helping Roma people living in slums or poor conditions.


Hommage du Collectif Les Morts de la Rue

Tribute to the homeless people who lost their lives in the streets.


Croix Rouge chez vous

Red Cross at home – Helping the most isolated and vulnerable people in our communities.

To help and make a donation, click here


La Fabrique de la Solidarité

Connecting potential volunteers with local associations in the Paris region.

Formulaire d’inscription


Emmaüs Solidarité & Fondation Abbé Pierre

Helping the most vulnerable in our communities.

Call for donations (FB)


Paris en Compagnie

Connecting with the elderly and the most isolated members in our communities.


Petits frères des pauvres

Connecting with the elderly and the most isolated members in our communities.


Protection civile Paris Seine

Organizing the response of individuals trained for first aid.


Réserve civique

Volunteering to distribute essential products and meals, babysitting the children of healthcare workers, grocery shopping for the most vulnerable.


Samu Social de Paris

Distributing meals for the most vulnerable people in our communities. “Tickets restaurants” can be sent to the address below.

Samu Social de Paris – Urgence Alimentaire
59 rue Ledru-Rollin
94200 Ivry-sur-Seine


Secours Populaire de Paris

Helping the most isolated and vulnerable people in our communities.


Utopia 56

Providing assistance to the refugees and migrants who are now facing even harsher living conditions.


March 28th for housing: everyone at their windows!

Call for better housing conditions for all on the occasion of European Housing Day 2020.

Call on the website of the collective Droit au Logement



Welcome Centers


The “centres d’accueil de jour” (daytime welcome centers) of Eastern Paris need material donations (“tickets restaurants”, food, equipment). Additional volunteers are sometimes welcome to assist the most vulnerable during this crisis.


Accueil de jour Bastille

38 Boulevard Henri IV, 75004 Paris


Accueil de jour Paris IV

1 Boulevard du Palais, 75004 Paris


Espace Solidarité Insertion Bichat

Monday to Friday: 9am-12:30pm & 1:30pm-5pm

35 rue Bichat, 75010 Paris


Espace Solidarité Insertion Agora

Monday to Friday (except Thursday) : 8:45am-12pm – Appointments in the afternoons

32 Rue des Bourdonnais, 75001 Paris


Halte humanitaire Porte de la Chapelle

33 Avenue du Président Wilson, 93210 Saint-Denis



Food Aid


Now more than ever, associations distributing meals to the poor need our support, including donations to keep operations running, essential food supplies, etc.

Several networks, including Les Restos du coeur, have launched calls for volunteers in order to maintain their programs in the sites that are still open to the public. They have replaced meals shared inside by the distribution of packed meals.

You will find a list including many addresses and further information on the map at the beginning of this article.




Are you in charge of an initiative to support healthcare workers and the most vulnerable residents of Eastern Paris during the Covid-19 lockdown? Contact us at to be referenced on our ever-growing list.





Illustration: Rue Juliette Dodu, Paris 10th – January 2020.

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