1. The purposes for which the Corporation was formed, as set forth in its Certificate of Incorporation, are: “To encourage, assist and serve the families and friends of alcoholics in dealing with the problems concerning and attendant on alcoholism; to reinforce their efforts to understand the alcoholic and to foster his or her restoration to normal life; to disseminate information in relation thereto and to conduct, and participate in, any other classes of service to assist families and friends of alcoholics in dealing with their problems.”
  2. In furtherance of the purposes set forth in the Certificate of Incorporation, the World Service Office will:

a)   Coordinate policy among the Al-Anon and Alateen groups throughout the world;

b)   Assist Al-Anon and Alateen groups in the conduct of their activities;

c)   Provide relatives and friends of alcoholics with information about the principles and Traditions of Al-Anon;

d)   Provide information about the locations of Al-Anon and Alateen groups;

e)   Assist in the formation of new Al-Anon and Alateen groups

f)    Publish literature of interest to Al-Anon and Alateen groups;

g)    Bring Al-Anon and Alateen to the attention of the public;

h)   Provide information and other assistance to persons for whom regular attendance at meetings of Al-Anon or Alateen groups is difficult or impractical;

i)     Establish and maintain national and international public outreach; and

j)     Establish and maintain policies for the work of the World Service Office.