Welcome to Alcoholics Anonymous for West Hawaii Island. We understand the challenges of overcoming alcohol abuse and are here to provide you with support, understanding, and hope. We know that it takes a great deal of courage to take the first step on this journey, and we assure you that you are not alone. Our fellowship offers strength, comfort, and guidance as we work through challenges together. We are here to help you find the strength and courage to make positive changes. If you’re ready to start on this journey of recovery, we invite you to join us today. Together, we can create a brighter future. AA Hotline at 808-329-1212.
We have virtual and in-person meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous, and a few hybrid meetings that are both; in-person, and with virtual (Zoom) access. All of these meetings are flagged for which type of meeting they are, and listed here, on the online Meetings Directory. We also provide a Printable Meeting List.
Online Meetings. Some meetings are using video conferencing apps like Zoom for their meetings. Here is a list of online meetings: Online Meetings. Pro Tip for those setting up new meetings or new virtual access to meetings: The San Francisco/Marin County intergroup has clear and detailed help for setting up remote meetings. If you are hosting or thinking about hosting an online meeting, this is good resource.
In-Person Meetings. Sometimes, certain meetings are suspended for a time. This happened many times during the peak of the COVID pandemic, for instance. West Hawaii Central Office (WHCO) provides notice of all in-person meetings, even if suspended, on our Meeting Directory tab above. This tab will show meetings either as:
1) Greyed-out and “Temporarily Closed” (many of these groups will have online meetings as mentioned above); or
2) Open with location information.
Disclaimer. The open meetings are listed for informational purposes only and WHCO takes no position, and makes no representations, nor guarantees that these meetings comply with current federal, state or local laws as they apply to changing conditions such as the COVID pandemic. Furthermore, WHCO takes no position, and makes no representations, nor guarantees that attendance at these meetings is safe and that the meetings do or will comply with emerging protocols that may arise due to changed conditions such as the COVID pandemic. Mahalo for your understanding.
New to AA?
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses not opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
Learn more about Alcoholics Anonymous in About AA.
What is Central Office?
West Hawaii Central Office (WHCO), or “Intergroup,” helps AA reach out to people who may have a drinking problem and to provide information to the public. Three of our most important activities are:
- Maintaining the West Hawaii AA Meeting Schedule. We have our Meetings listed on this website and also post a printed Meeting Schedule.
- Stocking a supply of AA Conference-approved Literature at our office located at: 74-5606 Pawai Place, Suite 102, Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740.
- Running our AA Hotline. AA member volunteers answer our phone 24-hours a day, every day. Call (808) 329-1212.