Service in Our District
“Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics. It works when other activities fail.” — Alcoholics Anonymous, page 89
I am responsible... When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there. And for that: I am responsible.
AA members share their experience with anyone seeking help with a drinking problem; they give person-to-person service or "sponsorship" to the alcoholic coming to AA from any source. The AA program, set forth in the Twelve Steps, offers the alcoholic a way to develop a satisfying life without alcohol.
Men and women have volunteered to bring A.A. meetings into the correctional and treatment facilities within the geographic boundaries of District 28 for far longer than District 28 has existed as a service entity. The legacies of service that these A.A. men and women have created and sustained (often passing on to sponsees, fellow home group members, and willing sober friends) ought to be supported by and enhanced by A.A. organizational entities, and not infringed upon or inhibited by them.
With that in mind, the Corrections and Treatment Services volunteers within District 28 deserve our deepest gratitude for modeling their tremendous response-ability. They regularly go out of their way to carry A.A.’s message of hope into facilities where people can’t get out to go to meetings.
Lebanon Correctional Institution Lebanon, OH (men’s state prison)
Warren Correctional Institution Lebanon, OH (men’s state prison)
Warren County Jail Lebanon, OH
(Men and Women)
Turtle Creek Center Lebanon, OH
(men’s felony offender transitional living)
Clermont County Jail Batavia, OH
(Men and women)
Community Alternative Sentencing Center of Clermont County · Batavia, OH
(Men's and women's alternative to jail)
Community Correctional Center of Butler, Clermont & Warren Counties Lebanon, OH
(Men's alternative to prison)
If you’re a truly motivated A.A. member who is willing to make a sincere commitment to DO something, we have current volunteer opportunities for:
• LEADS in a men’s state prison.
• COMMITTED volunteers to regularly attend meetings inside county jails.
• OUTREACH volunteers in juvenile detention & probation, adult probation, drug & DUI courts, treatment centers, schools, and targeted communities like veterans; these efforts require researching and developing contacts with staff at facilities or organizations.
• PICKING UP A.A. literature from Central Office and then delivering it on behalf of a specific meeting at a specific facility.
• GRAPEVINES! Old or new! Our facilities are hungry for them!
Many happy sober A.A. members have found that the best cure for a “dry drunk” or a self-pity binge is working with another still-suffering alcoholic. Seeing other alcoholics recover, whenever they do, is almost as great a reward as our own sobriety. What better place to look for those still-suffering alcoholics than in a hospital or some other alcoholism treatment place? The idea is older than A.A. itself - Pamphlet "AA In Treatment facilities".
Behavioral Health Institute at Mercy Clermont Batavia, OH (men & women)
Services you can do
Office (work / help)
Night Owl (after hrs. phone answering)
Footsteps (News letter by alcoholics for alcoholics)
Please contact the Cincinnati Intergroup office for these and other opportunities (513) 351-0422
Cincinnati Intergroup website, click here