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(Bridging the Gap/Temporary Contact Service)

     Getting back into the “real world” isn’t always easy for an alcoholic. Many of us had never been sober on the outside, and we admitted that the first days out were a little frightening. Sometimes, we didn’t know if we would stay sober.

     Even new members of A.A. usually know that they can’t make it alone. The dilemma for some of us was that we weren’t sure we could make it in A.A. either. We said things to ourselves like “Where will I find a meeting I can be comfortable in?” or, “Who will I be able to trust?” It was tempting to give in to “I won’t fit in,” or “I’m too different.” Lots of alcoholics think like this. We did. 

     Many of us who have made the transition to sober and happy lives in our communities still remember the first days on our own. It was hard to know what to do. Now we see that we can help the new people getting out. The primary purpose of A.A. Contact Service is to introduce newly released residents of treatment facilities and hospitals to A.A. on the outside. You can get in touch with us through our email address: or fill out the form  below.

     A.A. Contact Service is a committee of alcoholics helping other alcoholics. We are all A.A. members, and being alcoholics ourselves, we know that the people you will meet in your first days out could make all the difference. We hope that we will hear from you.

     The Bridge the Gap program is also for people with accessibilities challenges (Ex. wheelchair, immobility, hearing impaired, child care etc.) who need help getting to an AA meeting. If you need help because of an accessibilities issue we will also try to help you get to a meeting. Fill out the form below or send an email to to get started.

This is a form to participate in the Bridge the Gap program described above.


If you participate in this program you agree to the terms and conditions at the bottom of this page.

Terms and Conditions for Bridge the Gap:

I understand there are no guarantees being made of any kind. I agree to release, indemnify, defend, and forever discharge the following people and entities from all liability, claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses, and causes of action due to death, injury, loss, or damage of any kind: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Williamsburg Area Intergroup (WAI), WAI Website Committee and its members, WAI Treatment & Accessibilities Committee and its members, and members of the Bridge the Gap program. My personal information will be treated as confidential and will only be shared on a need to know basis and then only with members of the Treatment & Accessibilities Committee, Website Committee and Bridge the Gap program. Best good faith efforts will always be made to protect personal information and anonymity.

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