The Service Center assists the groups in the service area (generally Contra Costa County) to meet our common primary purpose: to stay sober and help the next sufferer to achieve sobriety.
The Service Center provides:
24-hour Hot Line and 12 Step List to “Carry the Message”
The Communique: your monthly newsletter keeping you informed – published monthly
Alcoholics Anonymous publications for sale (Big Book, etc)
See Price Sheet
Free pamphlets (to all service area AA Groups)
Newcomer’s packet (see description below)
All-Groups’ Speaker Meeting & Birthday Celebration, held monthly
Public information speakers
Secretary, Treasurer, and other service positions’ workshops
Organizing special events including Service Center Anniversary Celebrations, Traditions Breakfasts, Golf Tournaments, New Year’s Events
Streaming audio (see below) and audio rental library with over 800 recorded A.A. speakers
Answers to inquiries from individuals and outside agencies about Alcoholics Anonymous
Record-keeping and information source for A.A. Groups
Cooperation with General Service, Hospitals & Institutions, Bridging the Gap, Northern California Coastal, and all other A. A. areas of service, to serve our common good.
A welcoming and safe place for all alcoholics to come for help and to be with others in recovery.
Service Center Forms
Please help us keep our records (and web site) up to date.
The Newcomer Packet contains information useful to the newcomer or anyone curious about Alcoholics Anonymous. It includes:
- Handi-card (AA Preamble, 12 Steps, 12 Traditions, Serenity Prayer)
- AA at a glance (leaflet)
- Alcoholics Anonymous: A Guide for the Beginner (leaflet)
- Information on Alcoholics Anonymous (Pamphlet F-2)
- Is AA For You? (Pamphlet P-3)
- A Newcomer Asks (Pamphlet P-24)
- This Is A.A.: An Introduction to the AA Recovery Program (Pamphlet P-1)
Newcomer packets are available at the Service Center for $1.00 each.
Hotline Link for Volunteers On Duty
This is a link into the database containing hotline and 12-step volunteer lists, as well as other tools.
Remember, unless you have changed it, your user name will be
[your first name][last four digits of your phone number] without spaces.
Out to Volunteer Sign-in Page