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
E-Mailinfo@alanonhamiltonburlington.ca
Websitewww.alanonhamiltonburlington.ca
Agency Information
Agency DescriptionA community resource providing support to anyone (adult or teen) affected by a relative or friend's drinking.
Legal Status(50) Non Profit
Established1971
FundingSelf-supporting by voluntary contribution
Service Information
Service/Program DescriptionAn 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: 
* 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
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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