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.
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 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, and manages the ordering and sale of Al‑Anon/Alateen Conference Approved Literature (CAL).
2nd Wednesday of every month at the
7204 West 27th Street, St. Louis Park
6:30 pm Wednesday, October 11
All Al‑Anon and Alateen members are welcome
Is your group represented?
Service Opportunities Now Available
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
Information Services transfers 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.
See the Alateen Sponsors Page.
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).
Al‑Anon/Alateen Information Services
of Greater Minneapolis carries Al‑Anon and Alateen Conference
Approved Literature (CAL), including books
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.
Our latest book, Many Voices, One Journey (B-31), is a history of Al‑Anon from its beginnings. It tells Al‑Anon’s story of growth and recovery as experienced by the fellowship and its members over most of the past 65 years
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.
to Minneapolis Information Services
7204 West 27th Street
St. Louis Park
6:30 PM 2nd Wednesday
7204 West 27th St.
St. Louis Park
Al‑Anon / Alateen
Information Services of Greater Minneapolis, Minnesota
7204 West 27th Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55426 USA (map)
Hours: MTWThF 9am - 4pm, Sa 9am - 1pm
St. Paul Area
253 State Street
Saint Paul, MN 55107 USA (map)
Hours: MTThF 12 noon - 4pm, W 12 noon - 8pm, Sa 9am - 1pm