“I am responsible…when anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there. And for that, I am responsible.”
A.A. Repsonsibilty Pledge
In the late 1930s, a small office in Newark, N.J., staffed by co-founder Bill W. and a secretary, was enough to maintain contact among the first 100 A.A. members. Soon, the fast-spreading Fellowship needed a real world service office, and “headquarters” was shifted to New York City.
Today, the General Service Office (G.S.O.) is located at 475 Riverside Drive in New York City, where both A.A. World Services and Grapevine personnel are housed on two floors. For the present membership of over two million, an all-A.A. staff offers the services outlined in the pamphlet, Your General Service Office. A.A. and non-A.A. employees handle finances; type letters and bulletins; note group records, literature orders and contributions; ship materials; and file incoming letters to add to the rich storehouse of A.A. experience.
The General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous website is located at http://www.aa.org/. It contains a wealth information about A.A. today and yesterday. Visit it often!
Alcoholics Anonymous 1st Edition
April 10, 1939-1955
Alcoholics Anonymous 2nd Edition
Alcoholics Anonymous 3rd Edition
Alcoholics Anonymous 4th Edition