Meetings

For Families And Friends Of Alcoholics

Our calendar pages offer a directory of Al-Anon information service, intergroups and meetings in the Vermont Al-Anon Area. These lists are intended to help members, potential members, the public, and the professional community find Al-Anon and Alateen meetings locally and to learn of the services they provide.

Where Meetings Are Held

Al-Anon groups hold meetings in churches, schools, hospitals, treatment centers, clubs, and other civic buildings, any place where the groups can afford the rent. Groups pay their own way, and they are not affiliated with the owner or operator of the building at which they meet.

Who Is Invited To Attend A Meeting

Everyone who believes that someone else’s drinking bothers them are encouraged to attend any Al-Anon meeting in this list. It is not necessary to believe that the person who drinks is an alcoholic, only that when he or she drinks, we react in a way that appears inappropriate. If someone else’s drinking bothers you, Al-Anon is there to help. Anyone who qualifies in this manner may attend any Al-Anon meeting.

Alateen is an Al-Anon program for children in the teen years. Alateen has one or more adult sponsors who assist the teens. Because the teens need a place that is confidential, adults who are not sponsors do not attend an Alateen meeting unless the group gives explicit permission for that person to attend. For these purposes, all Alateen meetings are labeled “closed”. Any teen who qualifies in this manner may attend any Al-Anon meeting. Some Alateen meetings list ages lower than the teen years, allowing younger children to attend their meeting also.

Many professionals in the medical, treatment, legal and judicial systems, students and others wish to learn about how Al-Anon may help their clients. Many Al-Anon meetings are open to the public and anyone who wishes to learn about Al-Anon or Alateen may attend any “open” Al-Anon meeting.

Some Al-Anon meetings are also “closed”. If you are a professional, student or otherwise have an interest in finding out about Al-Anon and/or Alateen, please identify yourself to the meeting prior to its start and ask if you may attend.

The Meeting Lists are organized by day.

Monday Meetings

Town Location Time Code
BENNINGTON Turning Point Center, 465 Main St.
Beginner’s Meeting starts at 6:30 pm.
7:00 pm HA
BURLINGTON Ohavi Zedek Synagogue
188 N. Prospect St.
Noon C
CHARLESTOWN, NH Congregational Church, 71 Main St. Meeting is in the bldg. at the end of the driveway beside the church. 6:30 pm
CHESTER First Baptist Church, 162 Main St., Use the door in the back off parking lot.
Beginner’s Meeting starts at 6:15 pm.
7:00 pm
EAST DORSET The Wilson House
378 Village St.
6:30 pm
NEWFANE 11 Church St., Rte. 30, on the far end of the green. Use front door.  Mtg. on the ground fl. 7:30 pm
SOUTH BURLINGTON All Saints Episcopal Church
1250 Spear St., corner of Swift St.
5:30 pm HA

Tuesday Meetings

Town Location Time Code
ASCUTNEY Ascutney Union Church, 5243 Rte. 5, next to town hall.  Beginner’s meeting. 6:00 pm
BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Retreat, 1 Anna Marsh Lane off Rte. 30.  Use Admissions entrance by elephant sculpture.  Turn left at front desk; last room on right.  Look for sign. Noon  HA
EAST DORSET The Wilson House
378 Village St.
8:00 pm
MONTPELIER Bethany Church, 115 Main St., Basement, sign on door.  Double winners welcome. Noon HA/AA
NEWPORT St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 44 Second St.,
Parish house.  Beginner’s meeting.
7:30 pm
ST. ALBANS Turning Point, 182 Lake St. 11:30 am C
SOUTH BURLINGTON Temple Sinai, 500 Swift St., Redstone Campus. Ask at desk for location. Noon HA/C
SOUTH BURLINGTON Faith Methodist Church, 899 Dorset St., High School Room, Sign for Al-Anon. 5:30 pm HA
SPRINGFIELD Congregational Church, 77 Main St.
Use door by parking lot.
Noon HA
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION United Methodist Church, 106 Gates Ave.,
Red door on right side of church.  Pull hard; door sticks but isn’t locked.  Mtg. on 2nd fl.
 Noon
WILDER Turning Point, 200 Olcott Dr., Library 7:00 pm HA/C

Wednesday Meetings

Town Location Time Code
EAST ARLINGTON First Arlington Federated Church, Bailey Hall
102 Ice Pond Rd.
12:15 pm HA/C
BRATTLEBORO Turning Point, 39 Elm St., Park across the street at New England Youth Theatre; use side entrance on Church Place. Noon
BURLINGTON First Congregational Church (across from Rite Aid), 38 S. Winooski Ave., Stone Room. 7:00 pm HA/AA
MIDDLEBURY Turning Point Center, 228 Maple St., Marble Works complex. 7:30 pm HA
MONTPELIER Bethany Church, 115 State St., Basement, follow signs.  Focus is on Adult Children of Alcoholics, but all are welcome. 7:00 pm HA
MORRISVILLE North Central Vermont Recovery Center
275 Brooklyn St.
6:30 pm  HA
PUTNEY Friends Meeting House, 17 Bellows Falls Rd., Rte. 5, north of Basketville Store, driveway on left heading north. 7:00-8:30 pm  AA
RANDOLPH Gifford Medical Center, 44 S. Main St./Rte. 12 and Maple St., Markle Conference Rm. 7:00 pm
RUTLAND Good Shephard Lutheran Church, 1 Hillside Rd., Rte. 4, behind Pizza Hut. 7:00 pm HA
SOUTH BURLINGTON All Saints Episcopal Church,1250 Spear St., corner of Swift St., Rm 1. Noon HA/C
THETFORD HILL Latham Memorial Library, 16 Library Rd., Use back entrance. 7:00 pm C
WESTON Weston Priory, 58 Priory Hill, Visitors Ctr. 10:00 am HA

Thursday Meetings

Town Location Time Code
BRADFORD Orange East Senior Center, 176 Waits River Rd., behind Stonecliff Animal Hospital.  Conference Rm. 8:00 pm HA/AA
BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave., Tyler Rm. 7:00 pm HA
BURLINGTON First Congregational Church (across from Rite Aid), 38 S. Winooski St., Stone Room Noon HA
CANAAN Grace Methodist Church, 300 Gale St., Beginner’s meeting. 7:00 pm
CRAFTSBURY United Church of Craftsbury, 7 Church Lane. 6:00 pm HA
HANOVER, NH St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 9 W. Wheelock St., Left entrance, 2nd fl. Conference Rm. Noon C
JERICHO Jericho United Methodist Church, 71 Vermont Rte. 15. 10:00 am C
LEBANON, NH United Methodist Church, 18 School St., Use double doors on left side of church. 6:30 pm HA
MANCHESTER CENTER Manchester Village School, 4002 Main St., Women’s Meeting. 7:00 pm
MONTPELIER Bethany Church, 115 Main St. Noon C/HA
RUTLAND Turning Point, 141 State St. Noon HA
SPRINGFIELD First Congregational Church, 77 Main St., Use door by parking lot. Noon HA
WINDSOR Mt. Ascutney Regional Hospital, 289 County Rd., Use front entrance, meeting downstairs. 7:00 pm HA/AA

Friday Meetings

Town Location Time Code
MIDDLEBURY Turning Point Center, 228 Maple St., Space 31B, in Marble Works Complex. 7:30 pm
RUTLAND Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1 Hillside Rd., Rte. 4, behind Pizza Hut. 7:00 pm HA
SHELBURNE Trinity Episcopal Church, 5171 Shelburne Rd., Use back door. 5:30 pm HA/C
SOUTH HERO Congregational Church, 24 South St., Guy Winch Room, except 2nd Friday (upstairs in study room). 6:00 pm C
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION United Methodist Church, 106 Gates Ave., Red door on right side of church.  Pull hard; door sticks, but isn’t locked.  Meeting is on 2nd fl. Noon

Saturday Meetings

Town Location Time Code
BARRE Turning Point, 489 N. Main St., Enter at back of parking lot.  Child friendly (older children). 5:00 pm HA/C
BRATTLEBORO St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Ave, corner Putney Rd. (Rte. 5) Enter lower level from parking lot in back. 3:00 pm HA
BURLINGTON UHC (University Health Center), 1 S. Prospect St.  Arnold Wing, B elevator, 4th fl., Rm. 4411 (or follow signs). 9:30 am
DERBY Newport Church of God
295 Crawford Road
6:00 pm HA
JERICHO Jericho United Methodist Church
71 Rte. 15
10:00 am C
NORTH BENNINGTON St. John The Baptist Church, 3-5 Houghton St. 10:30 am C
PROCTORSVILLE Gethsemane Episcopal Church, 89 Depot St., next to the Opera House Cafe, Community Rm. 9:00 am HA
ST. JOHNSBURY St. J. Community Justice Center
108 Cherry St.
10:00 am HA
WHITE RIVER JCT. United Methodist Church, 106 Gates Ave.
Red door on the right side of the church.  Pull hard; door sticks but is not locked.
8:30 am
WILLISTON Williston Federated Church
44 N. Williston Rd., Use back entrance; mtg. in sitting room.
9:00 am HA

Sunday Meetings

Town Location Time Code
BURLINGTON First Unitarian Church, 152 Pearl St.  Use side door; follow sign.  Focus is on parents dealing with their children’s alcoholism. 5:00 pm HA/C
CLAREMONT, NH Valley Regional Hospital, 243 Elm St., Ask at the front desk where the meeting is. 7:00 pm HA
EAST DORSET The Wilson House
378 Village St.
8:00 am AA
GUILFORD Once a month. Second Sunday Step Study. Guilford Community Church, 38 Church Dr. 2:00-4:00 pm
HANOVER, NH Church of Christ, Dartmouth Campus,
40 College St., Enter from parking lot on left.  Follow sign (basement or 4th fl.)
5:00 pm  HA
MIDDLEBURY St Stephen’s Episcopal Church on the Green,  3 Main St., Use back entrance, west side of church. 7:15 pm HA
MONTPELIER Trinity United Methodist Church
137 Main St.  Use rear door.
6:15 pm HA
RUTLAND Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen St., Leahy
Conference Rm.
10:15 am HA
ST. ALBANS Northwestern Medical Center, 133 Fairfield St., Small conference room in back. 7:00 pm
TUNBRIDGE Tunbridge Church Parish Hall
273 Rte. 110
5:00 pm
WELLS RIVER
Rising Spirit Yoga Center, 74 Main St. 6:00 pm