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Western Mass. Institutions Committee

The purpose of this committee is to coordinate the work of individual AA members and groups that are interested in carrying our message to the incarcerated alcoholic unable to attend outside meetings. For the benefit of those incarcerated, the committee also sponsors the "LIP Service" program ( Literature in Prisons), collecting and distributing literature donated by members. Additionally, the committee oversees regular AA meetings held in facilities and treatment centers where people are receiving help, usually for substance abuse.

The committee also makes connections between people leaving treatment programs and people in the AA fellowship through a national program called "Bridging the Gap." Area 31 Bridging The Gap phone number - 1-888-240-6991

Nearly all donations to the committee are used to purchase conference approved literature for direct distribution to newcomers in institutions. The officers of this committee are elected by the Institutions Committee.

Western Mass Institutions Committee - 7:00 pm - 1st Wednesday
Providence Hospital Auditorium, Holyoke, MA

Area 31 Institutions Committee e-mail: institutions@area31aa.org

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The following links will take you to the GSO website. Area 31 is not responsible for the contents of these links.
AA. Guidelines on Corrections (link is external)
Corrections Workbook (link is external)
A.A. in Correctional Facilities (link is external)
Carrying the Message into Correctional Facilities (link is external)
A Message to Correctional Professionals (link is external)
Corrections Correspondence (link is external)
Sharing From Behind the Walls (link is external)
The A.A. Group Handbook for Groups that Meet in Correctional Facilities (link is external)

A.A. Guidelines on Treatment Facilities (link is external)
Treatment Committee Workbook (link is external)
A.A. in Treatment Settings (link is external)
Where Do I Go Frorn Here? (link is external)
Bridging the Gap (link is external)

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Western Mass Institutions Committee

This web page has been created as a courtesy to the Area 31 Institutions Committee. Western Mass Intergroup is not responsible for the

practices of this service committee. Please note the information below for times and locations, helpful links, and contact information.


All of the commitments above must go through the Institutions Committee.

The meeting times are available above.  Pass The Message To Those In Need!