For online groups or meetings wondering how to “pass the virtual basket” in order to practice the Seventh Tradition, this new service piece offers some shared experience to help answer frequently asked questions.
As a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19), New York State has shut down 100% of operations of “nonessential” businesses/organizations. The General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. located at 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY is closed, effective March 20, 2020, until further notice.
A.A.W.S. and A.A. Grapevine staff are “teleworking” until further notice as we continue our commitment to serving the A.A. Fellowship. Although we are available to support our membership and groups, these circumstances limit our abilities to be as effective as we would like. We ask that you please limit your communication with G.S.O. to email or Contact Us: https://www.aa.org/contactus
We also have limited ability to access and process regular mail. Once again, it would be helpful, if possible, to email your correspondence. If you are a member and are considering sending a contribution, doing so online would be most helpful. Make a contribution.
We appreciate your understanding and invite you to click on the following informative links regarding our office and the history of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Our collected experience suggests that groups that are unable to meet at their usual meeting places have begun to meet digitally. Below is some shared experience around meeting online... Read more.(Posted 3.19.20)
Due to the current changing health situation, many AA meetings across the U.S. and Canada are finding it safer to close. To help members during this time, we are giving everyone free access to all of our 2020 Grapevine and La Viña issues. (The audio to Grapevine’s stories will be available as well, so people can listen to the stories if they like.) Please share with your fellows. We have also included a link to our Youtube channel with some original audio stories as well as other important information. To enter, visit: www.aagrapevine.org/we-are-here-to-help(Posted 3.23.20)
The General Service Office (G.S.O.) has been receiving inquiries about how groups might respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Groups and members are concerned about health and safety issues and are looking for guidance on how to address this question... Read more.(Posted 3.19.20)
As a result of health advisories relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided to suspend all upcoming domestic and international employee travel indefinitely. The safety and well-being of General Service Office employees and the Fellowship is of the highest importance. We will continue to monitor this issue and advise accordingly regarding future staff travel. (Posted 3.25.20).