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Hospitals & Institutions

"Get a whole new high from H & I"

If you answered "yes" then here is your opportunity to give back what has been so freely given to you.

The SFVCA H&I Committee meets the 1st Monday of every month (4390 Colfax Ave) at the church on the corner of Moorpark & Colfax in North Hollywood (MAP)

7:00 pm H&I Orientation

7:30 pm Business Meeting

A Newcomer may thank you!!

The sole purpose of the Hospitals & Institutions Committee is to carry the message of Cocaine Anonymous to those in hospitals and institutions. Institutions served may include, but are not limited to: correctional facilities, sanitariums, detox units, juvenile detention centers, half-way houses and shelters - either governmental or private. Confinement may be voluntary or involuntary.

The Committee is organized under the Ninth Tradition of Cocaine Anonymous, which states: "C.A. as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve." C.A. H&I meetings are held at the invitation of the hospital or institution, ever mindful of the admonition "Cooperation, not Affiliation!"

What are Hospitals & Institutions Meetings?

There is a distinct difference between H&I meetings and regular C.A. Meetings. H&I meetings are restricted to patients or residents only, and not open to the community as a whole. These meetings are brought into facilities by local C.A. members, through the H&I Committee. H&I Meetings are basically beginners meetings, with the chairperson of each meeting providing the speakers. They are not usually listed in the area or world directory; and they do not observe the 7th Tradition. Certain facilities may require H&I participants to be subject to sobriety requirements, dress and conduct codes.

"Open" H & I Meetings

In some cases a hospital or institution may request the H&I meeting be open to the C.A. community as a whole. This type of "Open" H&I Meeting may or may not be listed in the area or district meeting directory. However, as with all H&I meetings, the 7th tradition is not observed. In addition, free books and literature are limited to clients of the institution only.

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