At this time (October, 2012), we know of some 929 A. A. meetings in the 16 northern California counties listed above. We will gladly list more, as soon as we hear of them.
Where possible, we have tried to combine nearby meetings into single pages – the idea being to make it less necessary to jump from page to page, and to give a better overview of what is available, beyond our own groups, neighborhoods and towns.
At the same time, each county retains its own page(s), as do towns with (roughly) two or more meetings each day.
As with all we do in A. A., we rely on each other for meeting information. Where something is especially important to clear up, we have added a little pop-up note (Help!) to alert our visitors and ask for your help. These 'notes' can also add a great deal of information, that might be awkward to include in the listing itself. In many cases (" ... Please advise on the status of this meeting"), this may be a last attempt to make sure whether a meeting is gone, before removing it from the lists, so informations is especially important.
Please let us know – firstname.lastname@example.org – of any corrections, additions, subtractions and suggestions you may have – so that, together, we can let those who need us know where to find us.
This online listing of A. A. meetings in northern California is put together from many sources, including local and central office meeting directories, the listings of local clubs and community sources, and direct information from the groups and members involved.
It is offered as a free service to anybody who can use it. It is unaffiliated with any official bodies – or with any organization at all, for that matter.
— Unless specified as “Closed”, all meetings are open to anyone with an interest in recovery from alcoholism.
— “Closed” meetings are only for those who themselves have a “desire to stop drinking.”
— You may generally assume that there is no smoking in the meetings.
— The © symbol next to an address indicates that it is wheelchair-accessible.
— To make finding the meetings easier, and out of respect for our hosts, we try to fully identify the locations in which we meet.
— In some cases we did have to shorten names, for which we apologize. For instance, all Methodists are in fact 'United',
but the extra word often does not fit well in the lines.
— We have included Maps for each meeting, with street view markers as close as possible.
— Meetings with “men” or “women” in the group name are for men and women only, respectively.
— The meeting format, if not clear from the group name, is shown separately. If not specified, assume open discussion/participation.
— If only the format is known, the space for a group name is left blank.
— If there really is no A. A. group, however, it is not really an A. A. meeting at all. Please advise!
— Genuine A. A. meetings, and the groups that hold them, are not and never should be affiliated in any way with any locations
in which they are held, whether they be hospitals, schools, clubs, treatment or community centers, etc.
Cities, Towns and Neighborhoods
Clear Lake Riviera
Del Norte County
Fall River Mills
Hidden Valley Lake
North San Juan
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.
— A.A. Grapevine. Reprinted by permission.