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bridging the gap
bridging the gap

Dear A.A. Member,

The Bridging the Gap Program, or BTG, connects the new member being discharged from a facility to A.A. in their community. You are being asked to be that connection, what is called a Temporary Contact.

When a new, soon-to-be discharged member contacts us, we match that person to a Temponuy Contact in the community where they will be living. If you have volunteered for this type of service, we will call you, get the okay and then send you their contact information.

Your job is simple. You contact the new A.A. member and arrange to take them to an A.A. meeting, preferably within 24-48 hours of their diacharge. Your commitment is taking them to as many as two meetings, but may continue after that if possible. During this time, you help them become acquainted, get phone numbers and perhaps locate a sponsor and a home group. You introduce them to others in A.A. so they have a broad, healthy base, then you are available to serve as a Temporary Contact for another person.

Please Note: It is not intended that you become their sponsor, even temporarily. It is best if the word "sponsor" is not used to describe this type of service. The term Temporary Contact is preferred.

If you are willing to be the hand of A.A. when a member from a facility reaches out for help, click the button below and complete the Temporary Contact form. It will be sent to the BTG Coordinator in Area 93.

Volunteers need to adhere to the rules facilities have regarding contact with residents, both while they are in the facility and after they are diacharged. The BTG coordinator can provide the necessary information for each facility.

bridging the gap
If you prefer to call, our phone number is
(424) BTG–93AA (424–284–9322)

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