Al-Anon Family Groups

Site: Hamilton / Burlington

Service: Al-Anon / Alateen Meetings

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Record #: BTN0062 Last Full Update: 02 Jul 2014
Agency and Service Names
Alternate NameAFG ; Alanon
Contact Information
Office Phone905-522-1733 24-hour answering service
Toll Free PhoneFor meetings in other parts of southern Ontario 1-888-425-2666 or see Al-Anon Ontario South website 
Crisis Phone905-522-1733 24-hour answering service
Agency Information
Description (Agency)A community resource providing support to anyone (adult or teen) affected by a relative or friend's drinking.
Legal Status(50) Non Profit
FundingSelf-supporting by voluntary contribution
Service Information
Description (Service)An anonymous fellowship, separate from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems.  
* based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions adapted from AA  
* a spiritual program, based on no particular form of religion  
* not allied with any sect or denomination, everyone is welcome, no matter what affiliation or none 
Part of the Al-Anon Fellowship, designed for the younger relatives and friends of alcoholics, ages 10-19.  
* follows the same Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and principles as Al-Anon  
* members conduct their own meetings with the guidance of an adult Al-Anon member sponsor 
Phone service: 
Provides support and information for relatives and friends of alcoholics in the Burlington and Hamilton area.  
* Al-Anon members return calls
HoursNo formal office hours. 
MeetingsCall 24-hour phone line for current meeting information or see website for printable meeting list 
For all meetings in Southern Ontario and more information about Al-Anon and Alateen see Ontario South Al-Anon website  
Al-Anon/Alateen philosophy is that: 
* only the individual can decide for themselves whether or not Al-Anon can help them 
* focus is on people whose lives have been affected by another's drinking  
* you can be sure of a warm and loving welcome at any Al-Anon meeting  
* it is often suggested that you attend five or six meetings before deciding if this program is for you
Areas ServedBurlington ; Hamilton (City of) ; Stoney Creek ; Waterdown
EligibilityAges: 10 year(s) and up 
Men, women and children whose lives have been affected by the compulsive drinking of a family member or friend * Alateen is for youth 10-19 years of age
ApplicationContact for information.
LanguagesEnglish ; Literature is available in 30 different languages
FeesNone ; voluntary contribution, no fee
Site Information
Located In CommunityBurlington
AccessibilityUnknown - varies according to meeting location * see website, below
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesFamilies/Friends of Alcoholics Support Groups
Other Details
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