The Treatment Facilities Committee leads and coordinates the work of AA members and groups in carrying the A.A. message to alcoholics in treatment facilities.

A. A. TEMPORARY CONTACT VOLUNTEERS

A TEMPORARY CONTACT is a member of Alcoholics Anonymous who works with alcoholics both in and coming out of treatment facilities/programs.

THE PRIMARY PURPOSE IS TO HELP THEM BRIDGE THE GAP TO ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS.

It is a short term arrangement ( 30 - 90 days) until the new member has become established in a group and has found permanent sponsorship.

The TEMPORARY CONTACT may do such things as visit the alcoholic before they leave the facility, provide them with AA conference approved literature and a local meeting list, let them know about the AA Grapevine magazine, how to subscribe and possibly give them a couple of old Grapevine issues, visit with them for one on one sharing, take them to a variety of meetings before and after they leave (especially their first day back in the community), meet them at meetings, introduce them to as many AA’s as possible, help them into the after meeting coffee groups, call them, ensure they have the phone numbers of several AA’s, talk with them about sponsorship and guide them to selecting a more permanent sponsor and a home group.

The TEMPORARY CONTACT must ensure that their information on the contact list is current and accurate.

TEMPORARY CONTACTS will be called upon to help a prospect/patient by matching their ZIP codes, sex and age group whenever possible.

The volunteer lists may be made available to Intergroups, District and Area committees.

A call may come from any of these sources in addition to directly from a prospective member. 

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Contact the Treatment Chair

Jim V.

Treatment Chair
SMAA
P.O. Box 2812
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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Contact the Treatment Temporary Contact Desk

Vince F.

Treatment Temporary Contact Desk
SMAA
P.O. Box 2812
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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