EXTENDING THE HAND OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
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.
BASIC COMMITTEE FUNCTIONS
The purpose of Treatment Committee is to assist members to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to Treatment Facilities and outpatient settings. The Active Treatment Committee provides information about A.A. as well as literature and guidelines for setting up A.A. meetings in treatment facilitates and outpatient settings.
Treatment settings may include; treatment facilities, hospitals, psychiatric wards, nursing homes, youth non-correctional facilities, shelters, halfway houses, veteran facilities, senior centers, etc.
The Treatment Committee is in contact with District Committee members who will link with members in their district who are willing to extend the hand of A.A. to those released to their community after completion of a treatment facility program. The following form for signing-up for this program is available:
The Treatment Committee Chair is an appointed position on the General Service Committee. For more information about the duties and responsibilities of the Chairperson, please see the following Job Description.
For more information email Area 79 Treatment Committee Chair
For those wishing to submit their resumes for either an elected or appointed position on the Area 79 General Service Committee, please download the suggested service resume form Service Resume . The link will reroute you to our elections section of our website. The use of the resume form is not mandatory for either elected positions or appointed positions. However, its use does assist both the candidate and the Fellowship in several ways. These include the provision of consistent information in an organized way and assisting candidates in adhering to time limits for presentation of resumes.
To let your name stand for an appointed position please see: Elections Page
The links below are to pages on A.A.'s World Services Website (www.aa.org) from which the following resources may be accessed: