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Public Outreach

What is Public Outreach? Step 12 - Carrying the Message to Others
Who is responsible for Public Outreach? Every member of Al-Anon carries the Message

"Carrying the message is essential to attracting new members. Our Twelfth Step suggests that members carry the message of recovery to others and make Al-Anon known in their communities….. There is no replacement for individual Al-Anon members carrying the spiritual message of recovery within their communities in ways that media cannot."

Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual p. 110

 

Why do I serve? Gratitude for all I’ve been given, Personal Growth, Individual Integrity

Al-Anon Declaration: Let It Begin with Me

When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, let the hand of Al-Anon and Alateen always be there, and Let It Begin with Me.

What is our Primary Purpose? Tradition 5 – Welcoming and Giving Comfort to Families of Alcoholics

"Al-Anon must continue to grow if it is going to fulfill its primary purpose of reaching millions who need Al-Anon’s help but who are not yet aware of the existence of our fellowship."

Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual p. 109

 

How do we fulfill our Purpose? Maintaining Al-Anon Principles, Sharing our Experience, Strength and Hope, Tradition 11 - Attraction and Cooperation – not promotion or affiliation.

"Al-Anon is attracting when it tells people why we are, what we are, what we do and how; we let them know that we are available if and when help is needed."

Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual p. 109

 

There are many exciting opportunities – big and small – in our Area to carry the Message of Hope and Recovery that is Al-Anon. By leaving literature in public places, sharing your personal story of recovery, manning a booth for an hour at a local event, you too can be a part of ensuring Al-Anon is available to comfort families of alcoholics now and in the future.

Send me an email with your name and contact information at utahpublicoutreach@yahoo.com.

 

Love in Service and Gratitude in Action,
Dawn
Utah Area Public Outreach Coordinator