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 Intergroup office is open only  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays noon to 4 PM plus Wednesdays 4 PM to 8 PM. Volunteers and visitors will be expected to wear masks.  The phone will continue to be answered on other days.  Mail contributions to St. Paul Al-Anon/Alateen Intergroup, 253 State St., Saint Paul, MN 55107.

St. Paul Area Al‑Anon/Alateen Intergroup serves Al‑Anon and Alateen groups and members in the East Metro Area, including Ramsey and Washington counties and parts of Anoka, Dakota, Chisago and Isanti counties.

The Intergroup office and bookstore is located at 253 State Street on St. Paul’s West Side. This is a new location as of 1 November 2015. To find the office using GPS you may need to specify the address as 253 South State St.

At the bookstore, you can purchase the full range of Conference Approved Al‑Anon and Alateen literature (CAL), including books, pamphlets, beginners’ packets and posters. Anniversary medallions are also available.  Cash, checks and credit or debit cards are accepted as payment.

St. Paul Al‑Anon/Alateen Intergroup is an all-volunteer organization. Our volunteers help keep the office open, lead Al‑Anon meetings in Institutions, compile and publish a directory of Al‑Anon and Alateen groups, maintain this web site and spread the message of Al‑Anon to the public and professionals.

Plans are made and projects approved at monthly meetings, 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in a conference room at 253 State St.. Every Al‑Anon and Alateen group is encouraged to send an Intergroup Representative to our meetings to aid communication among groups and to help make sound decisions.

Intergroup is an non-incorporated non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to be of service Al‑Anon and Alateen groups.  Its operations are governed by bylaws, most recently revised in 2015.

For more information see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Service Opportunities

There are many ways you can be of service in St. Paul Intergroup. Go to our service opportunities page for more information.

Interested in sponsoring or starting an Alateen group? Go to the Alateen Sponsors page.

Willing to be an Office Volunteer? Our office is open only when an Al‑Anon volunteer is available to answer the telephone and sell literature, See the Office Volunteer page for information on volunteering in the office and a calendar showing days when volunteers are needed.

Willing to be a Home Phone Volunteer? When our office is closed, calls are either transferred to Minneapolis Information Services or a home phone volunteer so that questions about meeting dates, times and locations and general information can be answered by an Al‑Anon member. The Home Phone Volunteer page describes what you would do and has a calendar showing the times when no home phone volunteer is scheduled.

How you can help financially

St. Paul Al‑Anon/Alateen Intergroup, 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 Intergroup.  We get a discount when we order literature and the profit is an important part of our financial health

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

Contribute as an individual if you can afford to support Intergroup financially in addition to contributions from your group.  Sometime those who purchase literature at the office help by saying “Keep the change.”

Send contributions to St. Paul Al‑Anon/Alateen Intergroup, 253 State Street, St. Paul, MN 55107-1612. Make out checks to St. Paul AFG Intergroup. If it is a group contribution, please include your group’s name, meeting time and WSO ID number, if known. If it is a contribution from an individual, please tell us your home group.

Email us

If you have questions or comments, email us at stpaulafg@pobox.com. Your query or other message will be forwarded to the volunteer most able to respond to it.

Next Intergroup Meeting

Tuesday, November 9
253 State Street, St. Paul
(Map)

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
on Zoom

Nominations for 2022 officers

Email stpaulafg@pobox.com for connection instructions

If you have questions or concerns about Intergroup, please email stpaulafg@pobox.com

Please make sure your group is represented at this meeting. All St. Paul Area Al‑Anon and Alateen groups are entitled to send a member as a voting Intergroup Representative (IR).  This is a different position from Group Representative (GR).  Often the IR also serves as Alternate GR and the GR also serves as Alternate IR..

There are unfilled service positions.  Intergroup needs members to step up and be willing to take on leadership positions.

It is important that your group be represented because IRs from at least six groups are required for a quorum.

Volunteers are urgently needed
in order to open the office on more days.

Before the pandemic, the office was open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday noon to 4 PM, Wednesday noon to 8 PM, and Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM.  Now, because of COVID-19, it is open only noon to 4 PM Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and noon to 8 PM Wednesdays. It is closed Mondays and Saturdays.  In order to open the office for more days, we need commitments from individuals or groups that they will staff the office every week during a given time slot. See the office volunteer page to learn more.

If you have some time you could commit, please call the office (651-771-2208) or email stpaulafg@pobox.com and let us know. You will be trained on just what to do. And being in the Intergroup office gives you a chance to read all the literature you have always wanted to read but haven’t had available.

Volunteers are also needed to help sell literature at events like Gopher State Roundup and to help carry the message by speaking at open meetings and treatment facilities.

Email to stpaulafg@pobox.com will be forwarded to the Volunteer Coordinator.Also send an email if you are interested in speaking.  It will be forwarded to our speaker chair.

Growth Through Service Opportunities

Your Intergroup is an all-volunteer organization. It couldn’t function without the participation of many Al‑Anon and Alateen members.

We always need office volunteers so that the office can be open during scheduled hours. And volunteers to answer the telephone at home are needed.

In addition, at the moment we lack an Alateen Chair, an Office Manager, and a Group Liaison Chair. If you might be interested in any of these position, please call the office (651-771-2208) or email stpaulafg@pobox.com.

See our list of service positions and their responsibilities for more information.

Updated 13 October 2021

Intergroup Meetings

7 PM 2nd Tuesdays
253 State Street
St. Paul
(Map)

  • November 9, 2021
    Nominations
  • December 14, 2021
    Elections
  • January 11, 2022
  • February 8, 2022
  • March 8, 2022
  • April 12, 2022
  • May 10, 2022
  • June 14, 2022
  • July 12, 2022
  • August 9, 2022
  • September 13, 2022
  • October 11, 2022

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

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

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