The Central Office is the communications center and exchange hub for over four hundred groups which conduct over 1,100 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings each week in the metropolitan Atlanta area. We maintain the roster of volunteers who man our phone lines, updating it as new names or corrections are received from local groups. We receive about a hundred contacts daily from people looking for help or information. When a person calls for help, a member of the group nearest the caller’s home is immediately contacted for follow-up. The procedure is followed for all areas serviced by the Central Office.
In the community, Central Office arranges for AA speakers to give public information talks about AA to schools, community organizations, businesses, and professional groups. We publish updated meeting lists each year, giving location, day, and time of all AA meetings in this area as well as maintaining this web site.
The Central Office works closely with jails and penal institutions, providing free literature for their meetings. Within the AA community, the Central Office supplies literature, books, meeting lists, and chips to AA Groups as requested. We conduct monthly Intergroup meetings on the first Sunday of each month.