Founded in 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous World Services (A.A.W.S) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and an international fellowship of people who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. The General Service Office (GSO) in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City employs approximately 85 individuals and serves over 2 million members in the US and Canada.
Our mission at the GSO of Alcoholics Anonymous is to support carrying the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to the still-suffering alcoholic by providing services to A.A. members, groups and others; publishing and distributing A.A literature, preserving A.A. history, and sharing A.A.’s collective experience. Not only is our team incredibly mission-driven, but also tremendously supportive of each other as both colleagues and individuals.