The Central Service Office of Western Colorado is a service branch of Alcoholics Anonymous including District 1, District 2, District 5, District 14, District 17, District 18 and District 20. Its primary purpose is to serve in support of Western Colorado groups of Alcoholics Anonymous in their common purpose of carrying the message to the alcoholic who still suffers. The Central Office of Western Colorado operations are assisted by volunteer personnel whom are guided by the Steering Committee, the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous and the Twelve Concepts for World Service.
Central Office of Western Colorado provides the following services for AA Groups and Members in Western Colorado:
2,500+ phone calls answered by Central Office Volunteers annually regarding general AA information, meeting times and locations of AA Meetings in Western Colorado or 12 Step Calls to help the still suffering alcoholic.
2,000+ emails answered by Central Office staff annually regarding general AA information, meeting times and locations of AA Meetings in Western Colorado or 12 Step Calls to help the still suffering alcoholic.
Facilitate Bridge the Gap contacts annually where AA members volunteer to help alcoholics in an alcoholism treatment program to make the transition into AA by attending 3-6 meetings introducing the newcomer to other sober members of AA.
Maintain and update AA-WesternColorado.com website including adding new meetings and updating existing meetings throughout Western Colorado reaching 40,000 AA members as well as prospective AA newcomers annually.
Maintain inventory and sales of AA literature and coins to AA Groups and members in Western Colorado.
Production and distribution of 500 copies of bi-monthly Western Slopes Notes Newsletter to AA Members throughout Western Colorado by mail and email.
Alcoholics Anonymous has no dues or fees, but we do have expenses at the Central Office of Western Colorado. The cost for Central office to provide all of these services is approximately $78,355 per year.
By tradition, Alcoholics Anonymous is self-supporting through our own contributions. There is no funding from the General Service Office in New York or the United Way or any other outside entities.
It’s up to us to keep the doors of AA open, so please give what you can. There’s no minimum, but there is a maximum of $5,000 annually for AA members and groups. Donations can only be accepted only from members or groups of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Together, group and individual contributions make it possible for the Central Office to coordinate these services in Western Colorado in order to facilitate twelfth step work on behalf of AA members and groups.