5507 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108
Tuesday through Fridays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What Is Greater Seattle Intergroup?
Greater Seattle Intergroup is a registered nonprofit corporation established in 1952, in keeping with the 9th Tradition, to operate for the benefit of Greater Seattle’s A.A. groups. We exist to aid the groups in their common purpose of carrying the A.A. message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
Who Is Greater Seattle Intergroup?
Greater Seattle Intergroup is us. GSIG has two paid staff and over 200+ service and volunteer opportunities every month—which are filled by members of Seattle A.A.
What does Greater Seattle Intergroup do?
- 24-Hour Hotline—GSIG provides a 24-hour hotline that is answered by a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- Office/Bookstore—The GSIG office maintains and sells meeting schedules, A.A. literature, pamphlets, and coins, and provides a resource for A.A. groups in Greater Seattle.
- Coordination and Connection—GSIG works closely with all of the Districts in coordinating and connecting alcoholics in 12-Step work.
- Archives—GSIG maintains an extensive archive of material at our office which documents the history of A.A. in the Greater Seattle area.
- Meeting Space is available for group workshops and other meetings.
In addition, through the voluntary support of Seattle-area groups, meetings, and individuals, we:
- Maintain and publish a list both — in print and online — of A.A. meetings in the area
- Act as a contact between local A.A. and the general public
- Maintain a list of A.A. members available to do 12-Step work
- Maintain a list of A.A. speakers
- Organize and host home group workshops and other meetings
- Publish our monthly newsletter, the High & Dry
How do I get involved with Greater Seattle Intergroup?
GSIG’s Board Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the GSIG office. All are welcome, or you can also stop by anytime or reach out by the methods below:
5507 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108
Did You Know?
- Intergroup is your office.
- And that you have working for you two paid staff members and that there are three meeting rooms available, an archives display, and storage —all to help us carry the message.
- That Intergroup has four phone lines and two volunteers working four-hour shifts, five-and-a-half days a week to receive calls from the still suffering alcoholic, just during normal business hours.
- That 37 home groups per month do fellowship and service by meeting at the office to answer phones in the early evening and on weekends.
- That 93 volunteers per month coordinate through Intergroup to receive calls made late at night and early morning so ·we can have a 24-hour line with a live alcoholic available.
- That the overhead for your office — rent, staff, phones, and electricity — would cost each group $20 per month if all the groups in our meeting schedule contributed, but only $2.50 per meeting if each meeting in a month contributed.
- That your office creates and maintains both the printed meeting schedule and the website that allows each of us to find a meeting in the Greater Seattle area.
- That when a professional who comes into contact with practicing alcoholics wants to learn more about A.A., they will most likely find the phone number for Greater Seattle Intergroup.
- That the literature you or your group purchases at Intergroup helps to pay for the services not covered by group contributions.
- That 10 different service committees hold 10 meetings per month at our offices.
- That, on average, 5–10 other kinds of meetings and events happen each month at our offices — i.e. homegroup inventories, A.A. meetings, member birthday parties, one-on-one sponsoring, etc.
History of Seattle Intergroup
Want to know more about the history of the Greater Seattle Intergroup? We have a booklet called Sober in Seattle that covers Intergroup’s first 65 years, from its inception in 1941 through 2006. Click the link below for the PDF (14.3 mb):