Hospitals and Institutions Liaison (H&I)

We take AA meetings into hospitals and institutions in our local area, called Area 53.

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March 2022

OK TO POST Area 53 H-I ZOOM Meetings MARCH 2022

The H&I Meeting ROSTER is the full list of sites we take AA meetings to, and the people to contact to participate.

New volunteers welcome!  To get involved as a meeting speaker and/or meeting attendees, go to the Beginners Orientation meeting on the 1st Wednesday of the month @7:00 pm. The Business meeting is also the 1st Wednesday of the month @ 7:30 pm. Also visit the H&I website at


The only purpose of the Hospital and Institution Committee of Alcoholics Anonymous is to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to the alcoholic who is confined. The activities of this committee are based on, and governed by, the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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The Northern California (NorCal) H&I Committee is a Ninth Tradition service committee, directly responsible to those we serve: i.e. the AA groups of Area 53, which covers all of Alameda County, including the El Cerrito Fellowship. To that end, we encourage your group to send a voting H&I group representative to the Area Business Meeting. As with other service committees, the function of this representative is to bring the voice of the individual group to the NorCal Area 53 H&I Committee and take vital information about H&I back to their group.


Visitation and Sponsorship At San Quentin


Purpose: to provide a system to connect inmates who wish to avail themselves of outside sponsorship with outside volunteers willing to perform that service. Volunteers for this service CANNOT also go into the institution as regular H&I Meeting Volunteers.

If you would like to volunteer or have questions, please email:

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