Accessibility Committee

The Treatment Chair provides hospitals and treatment facilities within District 21 with information and volunteers to assist patients in treatment and in the transition from treatment to AA.

Duties: To attend all monthly District meetings, maintain an accurate list of faciloities within the district and what services District 21 provides, seek out volunteers to take meetings into treatment ffacilities and hospitals when requested, encourage participation in Bridging the Gap (BtG), keep a list of volunteers with which to bridge patients coming out of treatment, coordinate with other district H&T Chairs for BtG patients who are returning to District 21 from facilities in other districts, and attend all Area H&T Committee quarterlies.

More About Treatment Facilities Committee

Treatment facilities committees are formed to coordinate the work of individual A.A. members and groups who are interested in carrying our message of recovery to alcoholics in treatment facilities, and to set up means of “bridging the gap” from the facility to an A.A. group in the individual’s community.

A treatment facilities committee may function within the structure of a general service committee on the area or district level or it may serve within the structure of a Central Office / Intergroup. Prior to forming these committees, this Twelfth Step work is sometimes handled by an individual group or member. As A.A. groups grow in number in a community, experience suggests that a committee works more effectively.

In some parts of the country, A.A.s interested in carrying the message into treatment and corrections facilities work together on Hospitals and Institutions committees independent of, but in cooperation with, general service and Intergroup committees. This structure also works well-especially in areas where lines of communication between the various service entities remain open

AA Guidelines from GSO

A.A. Guidelines are compiled from the shared experience of A.A. members in various service areas. They also reflect guidance given through the Twelve Traditions and the General Service Conference (U.S. and Canada). The purpose of these Guidelines is to assist in reaching an informed group conscience….[View AA Guidlines]