Hospitals and Institution Liaison (HnI)

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

Meeting Minutes from Oct 2021

General Committee Meetings

The General Committee is the final decision-making body of the Northern California Hospital and Institution Committee and is comprised of the members of all the local area committees. All decisions of the General Committee represent the collective Group Conscience of the A.A. Groups and the H&I volunteers in the Northern California. The General Committee meets three times a year to inform the Fellowship of our activities, to review issues and concerns from the areas, and to make decisions for the committee. The General Committee elects the General Chair and the Finance Committee members and approves the Steering Committee nominations provided by the General Chair.

Next General committee meeting:

Sunday October 10, 2021

11:00am PT (US and Canada)

Zoom Meeting Info

Meeting ID: 872 5694 4555

Password: Service

Phone dial in: +1 669 900 6833

Click to download Current Public ROSTER:   October 2021

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 at 111 Fairmount Ave., Oakland. 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.

Download H&I Pamphlet

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.

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