Sharing from the World Service Office on COVID‑19 (Coronavirus)

The World Service Office (WSO) has received many queries from members regarding how groups, Districts, and Areas should function considering the novel coronavirus COVID‑19. As a clearinghouse of information for the Al‑Anon Family Groups, the WSO has no informed guidance to offer on health matters. As in every challenging situation though, our experience, strength, and hope encourage us to rely on the principles found in the Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of Service to guide us. In this situation particularly, we recognize the wisdom expressed in Tradition Two which urges the WSO, Areas, Districts, and groups to rely upon “one authority—a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience.”Read more. (Posted 3.18.20)

Visiting the World Service Office

As of today, we have discontinued the Thursday evening Al‑Anon and Alateen meetings that occur in our building and WSO Tours to avoid introduction of COVID‑19 into our office environment until further notice.

2020 World Service Conference

Given recent CDC guidance to postpone or cancel gatherings over 50 people, the Board of Trustees is meeting to create a plan related to our annual April World Service Conference in Virginia Beach.