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Meeting Updates & Public Health     Your Central Office, Districts, Areas and GSO are still providing support during this troubling time. Please donate to them so that they can continue to serve you & your groups.     It works if you work it.
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Find a Meeting

There are online directories which contain listings of regular and selective Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Search for a meeting by name, city, or zip code.

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Meeting Directories (Offline & Online/Virtual, also)

Service

From holding a General Service position to answering phones after hours, there are many ways for those in recovery to give back. Please be of service in recovery.

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Central Office Physically Open Starting 4/2/20

Central Office Physically Open Starting 4/2/20



AA Grapevine is Free During These Times to Help Members

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 most of our 2020 Grapevine and La Viña issues. Please share with your fellows.

AA Grapevine



Coronavirus and Online & Virtual A.A. Meetings

  • Internationally: A.A. Japan 45th Anniversary Convention - aa45.org - is Officially Cancelled.
With the spread of the new coronavirus, [General Service Board AA Japan] have decided not to hold the 45th anniversary of AA Japan from March 20 to 22, 2020.

Healthy Precautions:

Contact Local Health Authorities on proper guidance:


Virtual Meetings and Virtual Meeting Lists

* if your meeting wants to be on our Virtual Meeting List, please email us.


Anonymity and Online Meeetings

Please find a Message on Anonymity from NY Intergroup, by clicking the link.


AA General Service Office on Coronavirus

AA GSO on Coronavirus

For those choosing not to attend meetings in person due to Coronavirus, www.aa-intergroup.org is available.


Virtual AA Meeting Resources



Self Support


*With kind thanks to MSCA09 for this info at www.msca09aa.org/VirtualMeetings.php.




Central Office Staff Position – Help Wanted at Harbor Area

Position: Central Office Staff
Location: 3450 E. Spring St #109, Long Beach, CA 90806
Hours: 20 hours/week
Pay: $16.50/ hr.

Harbor Area Central Office is looking for a part-time employee to work at the front desk with the guidance of the Central Office Coordinator. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, and willingness to give and receive feedback. Please see job description for details. Submit resume and job application in person at Harbor Area Central Office or via email at info@hacoaa.org.

-Service Board

Central Office Staff Position - Help Wanted at Harbor Area

Click here to obtain Job Application for Central Office Staff Position.




Bingo Night 2020 – Postponed Until Further Notice

Presented by Harbor Area Central Office Service Committee - Postponed Until Further Notice - This is a fundraiser and all funds go to HACO.
Location: Neighborhood Christian Fellowship 9603 Belmont St. Bellflower, CA 90706. Interested in volunteering? Please call Harbor Area Central Office. Entrance is FREE!

Bingo Night, 2020




AA Video

Young & Sober in AA -- From Drinking to Recovery

or view now on aa.org!



CANCELLED AA International Convention 2020!

AA International Convention 2020 Registration Now Open

CANCELLED , 2020 Detroit, Michigan

The 2020 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous will be held July 2–5, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan with the theme “Love and Tolerance is our Code.” A.A. members and guests from around the world will celebrate A.A.’s 85th year at this event with big meetings held Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday morning in the Ford Field Stadium. Other meetings, scheduled or informal, will take place throughout the weekend in the COBO Center in downtown Detroit.

Please find registration forms available at Harbor Area Central Office, or online at the link, below.


register online now, and/or find more details on aa.org!



Getting Sober and Staying Sober

"A.A. concentrates on helping those who are already alcoholics, so that they can stop drinking and learn how to live a normal, happy life without alcohol."

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What’s New from the Archives of the Harbor Area Central Office

  • The Historical Documents contains the new Document -- A.A. In The Time of Coronavirus. In light of the current circumstances I'd like to take a detour from our regular selection of history from the archives. This month the archives presents you with an opportunity to participate and add your voice to these uncharted events in AA history.
  • We Need the help of AA Groups in our area to tell the Harbor Area Archives Committee about their group history.
    Please visit our Archives Page, for more details.
  • The February Harbor Light is published and posted to our Harbor Light Pages.
  • The Historical Documents section has been improved, to show easily accessible pdf documents.
    Please visit our Documents Page, for more details.
  • Speaker Tapes, in mp3 format, have been posted to our website.
    Please visit our AA Speaker Archives Page, for more details, including new speakers Alabam C., Anthony H., Donna E., Kip C., Norm S., Ron S., Tom B.


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    A Brief History of the Harbor Area Central Office

    The Harbor Area Central Office was first formed in May of 1948 in the Long Beach home of Clarence and Flossie L. It was listed as Alcoholics Anonymous Harbor District. In 1950, Central Office had it first location on Molino Avenue. In 1952 there were 52 registered groups using the services of Central Office. Over the years that number has grown. By 1960 there were 62 groups registered and to date 756 meetings have registered with Central Office. On June 1, 1997 Central Office moved to its current location. On June 8th, 1997 there was a grand opening of the new office currently located at 3450 E. Spring Street. (Taken from “A Brief History of the Harbor Area Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous 1948-2008”.) Central Office has always had a list of volunteers to answer the phones for the Alcoholic that still suffers who may be looking for a meeting or in need of literature.

    Read More in Archives Page...

     


     

    Questions about Alcoholics Anonymous

    "We do not like to pronounce any individual as an Alcoholic, but you can quickly diagnose yourself." - Alcoholics Anonymous, Ch 3

    • Is AA for You?  (available with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.)

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