Bridge The Gap ~ Anchorage

Welcome to Anchorage Alaska Area's Bridge The Gap or BTG site.  This site's function is to provide up-to-date information about how BTG is working diligently to bridge connections in the treatment and corrections community. 
 
Our mission is to bridge the gap between treatment/corrections
and AA through temporary contact programs.

 

Who can be a Temporary Contact?

One of the most vital components to a sober person’s program is said to be service work.

There isn’t a set amount of sobriety that is required to perform this type of service work but it is strongly recommended that you take another person with you when meeting the person you will make contact with.  If you have experience behind the walls or in treatment facilities, this is a wonderful way to be of service; however, it is not necessary that you have this experience to participate in this program.  Please alert the volunteer coordinator of any limitations you may have in the event that you are under the State’s supervision such as parole/probation. 

How does one get involved?

The purpose of this program is to connect the newly released AA member with Alcoholics Anonymous in their community.  After about 6 meetings, it is suggested that you “let them go and let God” so that you can be available to connect with another person who needs your service.  To get involved, please email your volunteer coordinator at aabridgethegap@gmail.com or call Anchorage AA Intergroup office for more information. 

The coordinator will need your name, gender, age, address, phone number, email address and length of sobriety.  Once you have provided all of the necessary information, the coordinator will match you with a newly released person who, upon release, will be living in your area, will be the same gender and will be close to your age.  When you receive your match, you will be given their contact information, their date of release and some suggestions on how to be a temporary contact.  

 

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