1. Study Treatment Facilities Workbook and related materials.

2. Purchase Treatment Facilities Workbooks for all committee members.

3. Send a list of Treatment Facilities meetings to all DCM’s and to local Intergroup/Central Offices.

4. Invite Correctional Facilities, Cooperation With the Professional Community, and Public Information Committee liaisons to Treatment Facilities committee meetings.

5. Make presentations to three Treatment Facilities and offer follow-up presentations every four months to accommodate staff changes.

6. Set up Treatment Facilities literature displays in district meetings, area meetings, seminars, conventions, etc.

7. Create a local Treatment Facilities presentation based on the Treatment Facilities Workbook and local experience, i.e., for psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes, youth non-correctional facilities, shelters, halfway houses.

8. Create a Temporary Contact (Bridging the Gap) program.

9. Contact three nursing homes to offer AA presentations or meetings.

10. Contact three psychiatric hospitals to offer AA presentations or meetings.

11. Fight apathy within the Fellowship, find a co-chair and interested people in order to achieve all the above.

12. Write to the General Service Office with additional suggestions for this list.

This list is intended as a committee starting point only. It is our experience that if a committee group conscience selects a single project and follows it through to completion, there is a great sense of unity and love and service shared by all committee members.

For further experience, please review the Treatment Facilities Workbook, talk to experienced members in the area and remember that our first responsibility is to the traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.*

* Reprinted from Treatment Facility Workbook, page 6, with permission of AA World Services, Inc.


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