Central Service Committee had its beginning in informal luncheon meetings of various Alcoholics Anonymous groups in and around Greater Boston in 1945.
They saw the need of establishing a Central Office to coordinate the work of A.A. in this area as had been done in other parts of the country.
As a result of the first meeting of the Delegates of the original 13 Groups, an office was established at 30 Huntington Avenue. From the 13 original Groups in 1945, membership has grown to over 2200 meetings a week in the Eastern Massachusetts Area.
Central Service is NOT a “governing body”. It does not attempt to, nor can it, rule any A.A. Group. Central Service is a committee of A.A. members delegated by the member groups to act as a clearinghouse.
The Central Office is supported by contributions from groups and members. Successful continuance of our services, and perhaps added services, can be assured only by the financial cooperation of the member groups through donations.
All A.A. literature and books published by World Services, New York, are available for sale at your Central Office.