Important Announcement from SF H&I

San Francisco H&I is flourishing!

We are serving 34 facilities. Between them, we have 520 volunteers taking 61 meetings into the jails, hospitals, and recovery facilities.

However, we are being asked to provide more meetings than we can fill and need more volunteers. There are currently 78 open commitments between our three service areas. We are also focusing on the need of H&I group representatives.  These volunteers carry all the H&I updates to the A.A. meetings they serve. Our goal is to have a group rep for every A.A. meeting in San Francisco.

As far as open positions on our committee, we’re in need of an Outreach Chair and an Intergroup Liaison. Plus, a variety of service positions are available.

Come get involved! 


Thank you to all those who have stepped up over the past year to serve in H&I and to those who continue to serve!

Important Announcement from Marin H&I

Marin H&I has openings!

Marin H&I started the year with several vacant positions on the volunteers roster.  As with San Francisco, many of the facilities were not receiving meetings from H&I because of our lack of participation.

Over the past year we have seen a lot of interest in H&I and a slow but steady increase in participation.  Some of the open positions have been filled and there are more meetings going into our facilities than there were  at the beginning of the year.

Although there has been improvement there are still several open secretary positions at Casa Renee, Marin General, Canyon Manor, and the Marin County Jail, men’s and woman’s.  

Please continue to put the word out that H&I is in need of volunteers and that taking a commitment is a great way to be of service.

Get involved!


Thank you to all those who have stepped up over the past year to serve in H&I and to those who continue to serve!

A Message from NorCal H&I

As of September 2017, the H&I Committee has a negative year-to-date operating cash flow. This a result of:

  1. decreased Pink Can contributions from certain Areas and 
  2. increased requests for literature (in quite a few instances from the same Areas which have reduced their contributions). 

Sadly, in order to return to a fiscally responsible cash flow, we now need to reduce the literature orders we’re able to fill. We are asking all groups to be aware of the current financial situation in case they decided to stop passing the Pink Cans under the mistaken impression that H&I has too much money. 

Detailed financial information can be found on the Finances page of our website and you can send a question to any member of our committee from the Contact page.

As always, we very gratefully thank you for your contributions.

New Books from A.A. Grapevine

The AASF Bookstore has just received two new books from
A.A. Grapevine.

Making Amends features 55 candid, firsthand stories from AA Grapevine magazine of members’ experiences with Step Nine of the AA program.

Voices of Women in AA is a collection of 61 stories from women of experience, strength and hope originally published in The Grapevine.

Visit our bookstore either in person at 1821 Sacramento Street in San Francisco or go to our online literature store at

serving San Francisco and Marin Counties