Al-Anon Family Groups

Site: Hamilton / Burlington

Service: Al-Anon / Alateen Meetings

Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name AFG ; Alanon
Contact Information
Office Phone 905-522-1733 24-hour answering service
Toll Free Phone For meetings in other parts of southern Ontario 1-888-425-2666 or see Al-Anon Ontario South website
E-Mail info@alanonhamiltonburlington.ca
Website www.alanonhamiltonburlington.ca
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
Established 1971
Funding Self-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.  
 
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  
* ensures a warm and loving welcome at any Al-Anon meeting  
* it is often suggested to attend five or six meetings before deciding if this program is right 
 
Al-Anon: 
* 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 
 
Alateen: 
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
Hours For local meeting information call 24-hour phone line or see printable list on website here
Areas Served Burlington ; Hamilton (City of) ; Stoney Creek ; Waterdown
Eligibility Ages: 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
Application Contact for information.
Languages English ; Literature is available in 30 different languages
Fees None ; voluntary contribution, no fee
Site Information
Located In Community Burlington
Accessibility Unknown - varies according to meeting location * see website, below
Taxonomy and Classification
Service Categories Families/Friends of Alcoholics Support Groups