The Hospital and Institution Committee of Northern California is a service committee of Alcoholics Anonymous, governed by our 9th Tradition, which states: “AA may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.” We have been serving Hospitals and Institutions since 1942 when the first H&I meeting was established by Warden Duffy at San Quentin Prison.
Our only purpose is to carry the message of AA to alcoholics in Corrections and Treatment facilities and facilities serving alcoholics in Northern CA. H&I volunteers provide AA meetings and literature to alcoholics in these facilities. We also provide sponsorship at selected and authorized prisons.
If you are a professional employed at a facility serving alcoholics in Alameda County and would like more information on having the H&I Committee provide inside meetings with AA literature, please contact us at email@example.com
Area 53 covers all of Alameda County and is one of 40 areas that make up the Hospital and Institution Committee of Northern California which spans from as far south as Monterey and Fresno and up to the Oregon border. Area 53 covers all of Alameda County. Area 53 is always looking for new volunteers!
H&I is a great way to do AA service and carry the message to another alcoholic. There are many positions available at different times and locations every day of the week, making it easy to find a commitment that works for you. The typical H&I volunteer helps to bring a one hour AA meeting into a facility once a month and there are many one-time speaking opportunities available. Join us at our business meeting to learn about our exciting open positions.
New volunteer Orientation – 6:30pm – 7:15pm
Learn about open service positions at H&I Area 53 – 7:15pm – 7:30pm
Regular Business meeting – 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Currently meetings are being conducted online only at:
Meeting ID: 317 259 5765
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Pass the pink can at your AA meetings!
Funding for our committee’s activities is provided by contributions collected in the H&I Pink Cans passed at AA meetings, and by other contributions from individual members and groups.
Since 1956, the money collected in the pink cans has enabled us to provide many millions of dollars worth of literature to confined alcoholics, giving access to AA’s life-saving message.
Because we are governed by the Twelve Traditions and guided by the spiritual principles embodied in the Twelve Concepts, H&I is committed to full transparency and accountability in all our financial activities.
The purpose of the H&I Group Representative is to serve as the vital communication link between the local H&I committee and your Home Group, make announcements and keep your group informed about H&I activities, and attend H&I business meetings to discuss and vote on issues.
Sign up to receive monthly Area 53 H&I Communications for updates and current open positions. Monthly mailings will enable you to report back to your group.
East Bay Intergroup is currently accepting nominations for the board of directors. You can nominate yourself or someone else.