24th Street, Inc. has now been open for a little over four months. We have 4,400 square feet of space, about half of which is devoted to purely A.A. and Al-Anon activities. The other half of the facility is devoted to Club membership, which encourages maintenance of sobriety, service and growth. We are, very simply put, a service organization.
At present, we have six A.A. Groups and one Al-Anon Group using the facility. This equates to eighteen A.A. and Al-Anon meetings each week. There are plenty of time slots and space available for more Groups and meetings. We have three meeting rooms and a dining area, which are open from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM daily to all A.A. and Al-Anon members. No keys are required to utilize the meeting and dining spaces.
We continually need and encourage supportive membership. Currently there are around 95 members, but we could use more to help cover our basic costs. Membership in 24th Street costs $25 per month and is available to all Al-Anon members and any A.A. members with at least one month of sobriety. An elected Board of nine members governs the space and new Directors are to be elected soon.
Members enjoy special activities, a well-appointed lounge, rooms for Twelfth Step work, and a growing library complete with all sorts of recovery materials. We are not affiliated with A.A. or Al-Anon, but our sole purpose is to support A.A. and Al-Anon. We take great care to operate within the “A.A. Guidelines: Relationship Between A.A. and Clubs” (G.S.O. Publication #MG-3). Please drop by and see the facility, attend some meetings, and join us in supporting recovery in the Athens area. Check out our website at 24thstreetathens.com for additional information. The facility is located at 150 Collins Industrial Boulevard.
We hope to see you soon!