As written in our Mission Statement, the purpose of the Halton Service Office (HSO) is to help the still suffering alcoholic, to provide AA service to the community in the Halton Region areas, and to provide opportunity to allow people in Alcoholics Anonymous to provide 12 Step work to the still suffering alcoholic.

The Halton Service Office is in fact an Intergroup/Central Office that provides, meeting lists, AA related information and a telephone answering service to comply with our Mission Statement.

Often there is misunderstanding on how an Intergroup or Central Office relates to Alcoholics Anonymous. Provided here is documentation to alleviate concerns and to properly explain the purpose of the Halton Service Office.


AA Guidelines (for Intergroup and Central Offices)
This document is produced by the General Service Office (GSO) of Alcoholics Anonymous. The following is a quote from this document.” The A.A. Guidelines below are compiled from the shared experience of A.A. members throughout the U.S. and Canada. They also reflect guidance given through the Twelve Traditions and the General Service Conference. In keeping with our Tradition of autonomy except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole, most decisions are made by the group conscience of the members involved. The purpose of these Guidelines is to assist in reaching an informed group conscience.
HSO Structure and Guidelines Explanation
This document is an excellent presentation on how the HSO fits within the AA Guidelines for Intergroup and Central Offices as explained above. Special thanks to Andy M. for preparing this document.