Hospitals & Institutions (H&I)

The only purpose of the Northern California Hospital and Institution Committee is to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to the alcoholic who is confined. The activities of this committee are governed by the Twelve Traditions and based on spiritual principles embodied within the Twelve Concepts of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Our intention is to simplify and unify the procedures for those who are interested in this type of Twelfth Step work. It is the express desire of this committee that all persons selected for specific assignments have the length of sobriety and experience levels which are listed under the qualifications suggested for that position, remembering that these suggestions are based on “that which experience has taught us”.

  • Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at San Rafael Alano Club
  • 6:15 PM  Orientation
  • 7:15 PM H&I Business Mtg
Marin H and I Needs:
We need volunteers to take meetings into the Marin Health Psychiatric Crisis Unit (also commonly referred to as the psych ward) Sundays at 11 am, now meeting in person! If you are interested please come to the orientation on the second Tuesday of the month.
We are also looking for a new coordinator for the psych ward. You would secretary a mtg the one Sunday of the month, remind the other secretaries that their week is approaching, and make a report at the business mtg on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. You would also fill positions as they come up.
Under 30? We would love to have you join us at Juvenile Hall.
We have openings for secretaries and speakers at all of our facilities.
Marin Facilities:
Bayside Marin
Canyon Manor
Carmelita House
Casa Rene
Helen Vine Recovery Center
Jonathan’s Place (formerly Mill Street Homeless Shelter)
Juvenile Hall
Marin County Jail
Marin Health Psychiatric Crisis Unit
New Beginnings
NorCal H and I
Finances:  Attached is a letter that everyone can take to their meeting in hopes to dispel some rumors that are going around about our current financial state. If you have any questions, or if you are fielding questions from the fellowship, please feel free to contact me at [email protected]
Pink Cans: Need a Pink Can? Please come to the business meeting to pick one up.
Encourage your meeting treasurers to send their H and I donations electronically via our website: You can also bring the money to our pink can donations collector at our business meetings.
Contact us:

Unity Service & Recovery for all AA Members in Marin