Welcome to the web pages of the Lansing Central Office of Alcoholics Anonymous. The Central Office, by A.A. tradition, exists primarily as a service organization. It is the first point of contact with A.A. for many who believe they may have a drinking problem. Our phones are usually staffed from 10:00am until 8:00pm by recovering alcoholics, and our answering service operates 24 hours daily.
The normal office hours for business purposes are Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm. Literature sale hours are usually 10:00am to 8:00pm, 7 days a week.
The 1915 office building is on the north-side of Michigan Ave, just west of Clemens Ave. The entrance to the office is located towards the back, on the west-side of the 1915 building. Click for Directions (from Google)
The Central Office is the communications center and exchange hub for over two hundred groups which conduct over three hundred A.A. meetings each week in the greater Lansing area. We maintain the roster of volunteers who man our phone lines, updating it as new names or corrections are received from Local Groups. We receive about six hundred contacts a month from people looking for help or information.
In the community, the Central Office arranges for A.A. speakers to give public information talks about A.A. to schools, community organizations, businesses, and professional groups. We publish updated Meeting Lists each year, giving location, day, and time of all A.A. meetings in this area as well as maintaining this web site.. The Central Office works closely with jails and penal institutions, providing free literature for their meetings. Within the A.A. community, the Central Office supplies literature, books, meeting lists, and chips to A.A. Groups as requested. We conduct monthly board meetings on the first Monday of each month.
Our site has a brief description of the A.A. program, a calendar of upcoming events in the A.A. community, a searchable database of the area meetings, and links to other internet sites of interest. If you can't find what you need on these pages, please call our volunteer help line at (517) 377-1444.