Houston Al-Anon | Alateen
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The Al-Anon Family Houston-Intergroup, Inc. ("Intergroup") is the local Area Information Service (AIS) for Harris County and the surrounding area. Intergroup serves local Al-Anon groups by being a conduit to other Al-Anon groups and the general public while providing tools for them to help themselves. It accomplishes these goals by providing the following services:
Takes Calls 24 Hours Per Day
Intergroup maintains an office, telephones, this website, and email maintained by Al-Anon volunteers and employees which people use to find Al-Anon, Alateen, Al-Anon Adult Children and Parents of Alcoholics meetings in Houston and the surrounding area, and to get general information about the Al-Anon/Alateen program. Most people find their way to their first Al-Anon meeting by calling the Intergroup office.
Supplies Organizational and Program Information
As a Literature Distribution Center, Intergroup maintains a stock of Al-Anon Conference Approved Literature (CAL) for groups and individuals. Intergroup also publishes a list of meetings held in Houston and surrounding area, and maintains this website—which is approved by the Al-Anon World Service Office (WSO). The bookstore is in the local Intergroup office. The online meeting schedule is up-to-date and a booklet schedule is printed.
Carries the Al-Anon Message to the Larger Community
Intergroup provides speakers and information to social service agencies, schools and other organizations in order to acquaint the general public with the work of Al-Anon.
Information Service Representative (ISR) Meetings
Intergroup holds quarterly meetings - Jan, April, July and Oct, attended by Information Service Representatives (elected within individual groups) to exchange pertinent information, to provide oversight and feedback on operations, to help recruit and elect members for the Board of Directors at the April meeting, and to discuss group issues and dilemmas with resolutions. ISR's also volunteer for service chair positions on committees that sustain the Intergroup.
Conducts Al-Anon Events
Intergroup sponsors a bi-annual (Spring and Fall) all-day workshop and fundraiser called Face-to-Face, with meetings on a wide variety of topics while enabling Intergroup to remain self-supporting per the Seventh Tradition. The Intergroup may hold other events where members can come together for fun and fellowship.
As a service to the Al-Anon groups, Intergroup publishes Al-Anews listing local, District, Assembly and World Service activities, with articles of interest to Al-Anon groups and members in Houston and the surrounding area. Published quarterly - Jan, Apr, July and Oct.
To download the current edition or earlier versions, visit the Al-Anews page.
Intergroup has a volunteer Board of Trustees and two staff members, who provide these services and it relies greatly on the help of volunteers at every level to carry on this work. Al-Anon members who are interested in contributing their time and effort are encouraged to participate.
Houston Intergroup incorporated in 1982, although it existed for many years prior. It is supported by the voluntary contributions of Al-Anon groups and individual members, by the proceeds of several annual fundraising activities, and by realizing a small profit from the sale of Al-Anon Conference Approved Literature. Intergroup-Houston does all of this so that it may fulfill its primary purpose: to help families and friends of alcoholics. In keeping with Tradition Seven their efforts are self-sustaining.
For more information about Houston Al-Anon Family Intergroup or the Al-Anon Program, please call 713-683-7227, email, or write to or visit us at the address below.