Community Help Service is committed to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and clients. During the current coronavirus situation, we have put in place guidelines which protect our community whilst reducing the impact on our services. This includes reducing our in-office staff and using video conferencing for our meetings and training.

If you visit the Centre as a client, we ask you to follow these rules:

1) Clients must wear a mask at all times whilst visiting the Centre unless explicitly stated by their therapist. They must also sanitise their hands upon entry.

2) Clients should arrive as close to their appointment time as possible and will be greeted at the door by their therapist. The waiting room is not in use.

3) Do not attend your appointment if you develop flu symptoms or respiratory complaints.

4) It is important that should you experience any COVID symptoms or test positive following a visit to our Centre, you notify CHS in writing, especially if your visit occurred within the 2 days prior to your symptoms appearing, so that appropriate action can be taken promptly.

CHS News & Events

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Classic audio from CHS

​From the archive, some interviews recorded in 2013 with CHS volunteers.  Happy listening!

First, a discussion with some volunteers about the services CHS provides.

And next up, an interview with members of the group called 'The BRATS' (Brussels Retired Expats). They discuss their book, " Retiring in Belgium: A Guide for Expats". Ken and Maggie Inglis and Peter Adye were part of the team which contributed their own research and first-hand knowledge of retiring in Belgium, and it's certainly a complex subject. Their wide-ranging discussion touches on aspects of retirement which are mentioned in the book - fears of losing motivation, money worries, a reluctance to give up work, a loss of status, changes in the balance of a partnership.

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Gala Dinner fundraiser for CHS - SOLD OUT

​The British and Commonwealth Women's Club of Brussels celebrates its 25th anniversary with a gala dinner in support of both CHS and Tuvalu National Council of Women.

Friday 21st October at 19:30. Tickets SOLD OUT.

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26th September 2016 - Pub Quiz fundraiser for CHS

The network of young professionals (Brussels New Generation) of the British Chamber of Commerce is organising a pub quiz to raise money for CHS

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Great news! Thanks to the King Baudouin Foundation, your donations to CHS are now tax deductible

With effect from July 2016, a "Friends of Community Help Service Fund" (the Fund) has been established within the King Baudouin Foundation (KBF). Companies and individuals may now support CHS in a tax-effective way by making donations directly to this Fund. 

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Welcome to Sue Borger, CHS’s new office administrator

The CHS calendar is a popular publication and a reliable fundraiser for our organisation. This year, it took on a new role – as a recruitment tool. Sue and her husband Jim were given a copy by their relocation agency when they arrived in Brussels from the United States some months ago and it alerted Sue to the fact that CHS depends on a team of volunteers to run its office.

With a degree in Sociology from Gettysburg College, and a background in volunteering, Sue approached the office offering her services and was happy to take on the job of office administrator, as Anne Arthur was moving to a different role within the organisation. Sue's latest volunteer experience, before coming to Brussels, was six years as site director and mentor with the Youth Mentoring Partnership in Philadelphia. This organisation works with young people helping them to master goal setting skills and to build mental toughness and character through a concentrated programme of physical fitness and sport.

Sue and her husband Jim have three adult children, currently living and working in the USA and Europe. Asked "Why CHS?" Sue replied "I wanted to serve my new community in a volunteer capacity. I bring many years of experience working with families, women and youth in an attitude of compassion and love and look forward to continuing in that way with CHS."

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