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Al-Anon and Alateen Family Groups in Santa Barbara

Contributions & Self-Support

Seventh Tradition, How Can I Contribute?Al-Anon's Tradition Seven

"Every group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions."

While contributions cover each group's rent and other expenses, the Seventh Tradition is essential at every level of Al-Anon service. It is both a privilege and a responsibility for groups and members to ensure that not only their group, but all service levels remain self-supporting. This keeps Al-Anon free of outside influences that might divert us from our primary purpose of supporting families and friends of alcoholics.

In keeping with Al-Anon's Tradition Seven, Al-Anon is self-supporting, accepting contributions only from Al-Anon members and declining outside contributions.

Ways to Contribute

Members and groups may contribute to the following Al-Anon service arms.

  • Al-Anon District 8 (Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley)
    Send a check or money order payable to Al-Anon District 8:
    AFG District 8 Santa Barbara
    P.O. Box 30428
    Santa Barbara, CA 93130

  • Southern California World Service (SCWS)
    Online (link above) or send a check or money order payable to to SCWS:
    Southern California World Service (SCWS)
    10073 Valley View St, # 260
    Cypress, CA 90630-4601
    (Printable group contribution form)

  • Al-Anon World Service Office
    Online (link above) or send a check or money order payable to AFG Inc.:
    AFG Inc.
    1600 Corporate Landing Pkwy
    Virginia Beach VA 23454-5617

Suggested Group Contributions

Suggested percentage distribution of group contributions; from online in Members-Only District 8 Procedures. Please include with your group contribution, Group Day/Time/WSO Group ID and the number on your check. District 8 Treasurer, Linda at (805) 699-1222.

  • District 8 - 75%
  • Southern California World Service (SCWS) - 15%
  • Al-Anon Family Groups Headquarters (WSO) - 10%
  • Other Group Contributions: None at this time.