Bridging the Gap

“Bridging the Gap” is a temporary contact program designed to assist the newcomer make the transition from a treatment or detox facility to Alcoholics Anonymous.

People are often introduced to AA while they are in a hospital or treatment facility. When they return to their own community, it can be very difficult for them to reach out to AA for help in getting started in our program of recovery.

The purpose of “Bridging the Gap” is to offer the newcomer a temporary contact once they leave the facility. This contact person can assist them until they are comfortable attending meetings on their own.

How Does It Work?

Before a person leaves the facility, the client or their counsellor contacts the appropriate “Bridging the Gap” committee, who locates a temporary contact in their home community. The temporary contact gets in touch with the person leaving the facility and sets up a time and place to meet after they are discharged from the facility. The AA contact then offers to take the newcomer to a few meetings and introduces them to the program of Alcoholics Anonymous.

If you are interested in using these services:

Click here for a web form to make contact.

Click here to download a pdf copy of the contact form.