Welcome to Al‑Anon/Alateen
in the Greater Minneapolis and St. Paul Area

COVID-19 is having a great impact on Al-Anon and Alateen.  Up-to-date information is posted on our front page and on the COVID-19 Information page.

In person meetings        Virtual (on-line) meetings

The Information Services office is open for in-person visits 9 AM – 4 PM  Monday through Friday.  Masks are required for unvaccinated visitors. During these same hours you can place a phone order (952-920-3961) for literature to be shipped to you or picked up curbside. Because there may be brief periods when no one in in the office, please call before you come.

The pandemic is hurting Information Services financially since we greatly rely on the income from the sale of literature.  For our survival, we need increased contributions from groups and individuals.  You can mail a check or call 952-920-3961 and use a credit card.

Al‑Anon/Alateen Information Services of Greater Minneapolis (AIS) serves Al‑Anon and Alateen groups and members in the West Metro Area, including Hennepin, Scott, Carver, Wright and parts of Anoka and Dakota counties.

At the AIS office at 7204 West 27th Street (NW corner of Louisiana Avenue and 27th Street, map) in St. Louis Park you can buy the full range of Al‑Anon and Alateen literature, from books such as Paths to Recovery and Living Today in Alateen to pamphlets and workbooks.In addition to cash and checks, credit and debit cards are accepted for payment.

AIS serves as a clearing house for information on Al‑Anon and Alateen meetings and events in the Minneapolis and west metro area. In cooperation with St. Paul Al-Anon/Alateen Intergroup, it maintains this website, providing information for the entire Greater Twin Cities metropolitan area.  If you are troubled by someone else's drinking, AIS can connect you to an Al-Anon member who will talk to you about their experience.

The activities of the AIS are directed by officers and committee chairs elected by representatives from Al‑Anon and Alateen groups in its service area who attend monthly second Wednesday meetings at the office in St. Louis Park.

A small paid staff keeps the office open, schedules volunteers to answer telephone inquiries in their homes, sends out a quarterly newsletter, keeps the website and meeting information up to date, answers questions about Al‑Anon and Alateen, sells Al‑Anon/Alateen Conference Approved Literature (CAL), and takes care of Al‑Anon and Alateen business.

Information Services Monthly Meetings

2nd Wednesday of every month at the office
7204 West 27th Street, St. Louis Park

Next Meeting:
4:30 pm Wednesday, October 13

Meetings are once again meeting in person at the office

All Al‑Anon and Alateen members are welcome

Is your group represented?

Service Opportunities Now Available

Office Volunteer
Carry the Message by volunteering at the office answering phones and doing light clerical work. You won’t be by yourself; there will also be a staff person working. The Office Volunteer page has information on volunteering,

Home Phone Volunteer
You will learn how to transfer our phone lines to your phone so that you will be available to answer questions about meeting dates, times and locations and general information. The Home Phone Volunteer page describes what you would do, how you can sign up to volunteer and includes a calendar showing times when there is no home phone volunteer scheduled.

Alateen Sponsor
See the Alateen Sponsors Page.

These are wonderful opportunities for growth in your program. As our pamphlet says, When I Got Busy I Got Better (P-78).

How you can help financially

Al‑Anon/Alateen Information Services of Greater Minneapolis, in accordance with Al‑Anon’s Tradition 7, relies on the financial support of Al‑Anon and Alateen groups and members. You can help in at least three ways.

Purchase Al‑Anon and Alateen Conference Approved Literature (CAL) from AIS.  This is one of the two ways we have available to financially fund this office.

Encourage your group to contribute to AIS on a regular basis.

Contribute as an individual in addition to contributions from your group.  We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which means that you can deduct individual contributions on your state and federal income taxes.

Send contributions to: Al‑Anon/Alateen Information Services, (AIS), 7204 W. 27th Street, Suite 101, St. Louis Park, MN  55426.  Make out checks to Al‑Anon/Alateen Information Services, (AIS).

If it is a group contribution, please include your group's name. If it is a contribution from an individual, please tell us your home group.

Literature Available

Al‑Anon/Alateen Information Services of Greater Minneapolis carries Al‑Anon and Alateen Conference Approved Literature (CAL), including books and pamphlets.

One Day at a Time in Al‑Anon (B-6) and Courage to Change (B-16) are two daily readers that offer inspiration. Hope for Today (B-27) is a third daily reader written by Al‑Anon members who grew up with the family problem of alcoholism, but which is valued by Al‑Anon members of all backgrounds. All three readers have an index in the back so you may look up common Al‑Anon topics, like the slogans, steps, traditions, and a multitude of other subjects.

One of our recent books, Discovering Choices (B-30), was written by Al‑Anon members about recovery in relationships. This book offers questions for thought and discussion after every chapter. It includes stories submitted by members including some from local members.

In our latest book, Intimacy in Alcoholic Relationships (B-33), members share their challenges with all aspects of intimacy – physical, emotional and spiritual – in all relationships affected by the family illness of alcoholism

For those who like to read, Al‑Anon and Alateen offer many books, booklets, pamphlets, and supplementary materials like bookmarks, all of which are available at our office.

We also have a nice selection of step, slogan, month and year anniversary medallions.

Stop by and check out our literature, or call us at 952-920-3961 and we can ship to you.

Cash, checks and credit or debit cards are accepted for payment.

Updated 6 October 2021

Map to
to Minneapolis Information Services
7204 West 27th Street
St. Louis Park

Interested in Volunteering at the office or answering the phone at home?

Call 952-920-3961

Information Services Meetings

6:30 PM 2nd Wednesday
7204 West 27th St.
St. Louis Park

  • October 13, 2021
  • November 10, 2021
  • December 8, 2021
  • January 12, 2022
  • February 9, 2022
  • March 9, 2022
  • April 13, 2022
  • May 12, 2022
  • June 8, 2022
  • July 13, 2022
  • August 10, 2022
  • September14, 2022

Al‑Anon / Alateen Information Services of Greater Minneapolis, Minnesota
7204 West 27th Street
Suite 101
St. Louis Park, MN 55426-3112 USA (map)

Hours: MTWThF 9am - 4pm, Sa closed;
please call before you come.

Email: alanon@pobox.com
Phone: 952-920-3961

Minneapolis AIS Home Page

St. Paul Area Al‑Anon/Alateen Intergroup
253 State Street
Saint Paul, MN 55107-1612 USA (map)

Hours: Open Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Noon to 4 pm, Wednesday Noon to 8 pm.

Email: stpaulafg@pobox.com
Phone: 651-771-2208

St. Paul Intergroup Home Page

Minnesota South Area
P.O. Box 1059
Minnetonka, MN 55345-0059

Email: info@minnesotasouth-al-anon.org

Minnesota South Area Website: www.minnesotasouth-al-anon.org

Al‑Anon Faces Alcholism 2021
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