The Hospitals & Institutions Committee (H & I) books groups and individuals to fill speaking commitments at hospitals, detox centers, and rehabs as well as providing literature. The H & I Booking Meeting takes place at the Intergroup Office in Pennsauken at 7:00pm on the last Monday of each month.

What does H&I do?

We book AA speaking commitments for different facilities, ranging from Rehabs, Psych Units, MICA units, Hospitals and Institutions. Carrying the message to those in Hospitals and Institutions is a great way of getting into service. IT’S IMPORTANT THAT YOU CONTACT US TO TAKE THE COMMITMENT – WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL OCCASIONS WHERE MULTIPLE GROUPS SHOW UP FOR THE SAME COMMITMENT. Individuals are always welcome to book H & I speaking commitments either in person, by phone, or by email.

What is the amount of sobriety time needed?

It is suggested 90 days of sobriety. We suggest individuals to have a home group and sponsor if they are interested in speaking.

** If you don’t have 90 days of sobriety and you are still interested in helping, you can always host a commitment.

What is a host?

The host is similar to a chairperson for a basic AA meeting. The host opens the meeting and, if for any reason, the speaker(s) do not show they are there to share their experience, strength and hope or run a book meeting (if less than the suggested sobriety time).

What facilities does H&I cover?

Atlantic County
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
–> 301 Spring Garden Rd.
Hammonton, NJ 08037

Burlington County
Delaware House Partial Care Recovery Program
25 Ikea Drive
Westampton, NJ 08060

Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County
218 Sunset Rd.
Willingboro, NJ 08046

Virtua Memorial Hospital – Psych Unit
175 Madison Ave.
Mount Holly, NJ 08060

Camden County
Daybreak Treatment Care
368 White Horse Pike
Atco, NJ 08004
JFK Kennedy Health System – Psych Unit
2201 Chapel Ave. West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Unity Place I
1 Keystone Ave Suite 100
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08003

Volunteers of America
510 Liberty St.
Camden, NJ 08104

Hope Hall: Camden VOA
676 Fairview Street
Camden, NJ 08104

Cumberland County
Inspira Health Center Bridgeton
333 Irving Ave.
Bridgeton, NJ 08302

Vineland Preparatory Academy
Vineland Victory Group
2000 Maple Ave.
Vineland, NJ 08360

Gloucester County
Men’s and Women’s Units
1903 Grant Ave.
Williamstown, NJ 08094

Inspira Medical Center Woodbury (Underwood)
509 North Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096

Salem County
Seabrook House Rehab
Men’s and Women’s Units
133 Polk Lane
Bridgeton, NJ 08302

Ranch Hope Inc
45 Sawmill Road
Alloway, NJ 08001

What do I do if I am interested?
Email the H&I Chair & Co-chair at handi@aasj.org. Let us know what county or counties you’re interested in doing H&I Service, and also whether it is speaking or hosting at the facilities you are interested in. Please include contact info and email address so we can add you to our monthly mailing.