Winter 2017

If you do NOT see a meeting listed that is convenient to you, and you wish to attend a meeting in your area, please contact MCDHH.

Alcoholics Anonymous

The following is a list of dates for Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings in Massachusetts which are accessible to the Deaf/Hard of Hearing community. If you are, or know someone who is, looking for an accessible meeting, please feel free to pass this list along. Anyone who wants to be added to this email can contact me and I will include them anonymously on future emails as well.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Please Note: Meetings marked with a (C) are considered “closed” therefore are: “for A.A. members only, or for those who have a drinking problem and ‘have a desire to stop drinking.’ ”
Otherwise, meetings listed here are considered “open” and therefore are: open for everyone including friends and families/acquaintances to provide support.

Boston/Metro

Currently there are no AA meetings with interpreters in the Boston/Metro Area.
Please contact MCDHH if you wish to request a sign language interpreter

Northeast

  • Sundays, 7:30 PM, First Parish of Sudbury, 327 Concord Road, Sudbury MA
    ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters
  • Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15 PM, Merrimack College, Chapel, RT 125, North Andover MA
    ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters
  • Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, (WOMEN’S Meeting) First Parish of Sudbury, 327 Concord Road, Sudbury MA (C)
    ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters
  • Fridays, 8-9:30 PM, South Church, 41 Central Street, Andover MA
    ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters

Southeast

  • Mondays, 6:00 PM, (WOMEN’S Meeting) Knights of Columbus Hall, 5 Armory Road, Buzzards Bay (C)
    ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters
  • Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Seekonk Congregational Church, 600 Fall River Avenue, Seekonk MA
    ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters
  • Fridays, 8:00 PM, Congregationalist Church, 17 West Street, Mansfield MA
    ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters

Central

  • Mondays, 8:00 PM, First Federated Church, 200 Central Street, Hudson MA
    ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters
  • Mondays, 8-9:30 PM, Unity Church, Central St. Winchendon, MA
    ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters

West

  • Sundays, 1:00 PM, St. Andrew’s Church 335 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow MA
    ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters
  • Mondays, 7:30 AM, 2nd Congregational Church, Maple and Appleton Streets, Holyoke MA
    ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters
  • Mondays, 12 PM, George B. Crane Memorial Center, 81 Linden Street, Pittsfield MA
    ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters
  • Tuesdays, 12 PM, Unitarian Universalist Church, 220 Main Street, Northampton MA
    ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters
  • Wednesdays, 7:30 AM, 2nd Congregational Church, Maple and Appleton Streets, Holyoke MA
    ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters
  • Wednesdays, 12 PM, Unitarian Universalist Church, 220 Main Street, Northampton MA
    ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters
  • Wednesdays, 7:30 PM, Our Lady of the Lake Church, 224 Sheep Pasture Road, Southwick MA
    ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters
  • Fridays, 7:30 AM, 2nd Congregational Church, Maple and Appleton Streets, Holyoke MA
    ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters
  • Fridays, 12:00 PM, Unitarian Universalist Church, 220 Main Street, Northampton MA
    ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters
  • Fridays, 8:00 PM, South Congregational Church, 110 South Street, Pittsfield MA
    ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters
  • Fridays, 8:00 PM, Claire Teague Senior Center, Rte 7 South, Great Barrington, MA
    ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters

Winter 2017

If you do NOT see a meeting listed that is convenient to you, and you wish to attend a meeting in your area, please contact MCDHH.

AL-Anon

The following is a list of dates for Al-Anon Meetings in Massachusetts which are accessible to the Deaf/Hard of Hearing community. If you are, or know someone who is, looking for an accessible meeting, please feel free to pass this list along. Anyone who wants to be added to this email can contact me and I will include them anonymously on future emails as well.

The primary purpose of Al-Anon is to help families and friends of alcoholics. Al-Anon's program of recovery is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions as adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

All Al-Anon Family Group meetings welcome anyone who believes their life has been affected by someone else’s drinking, either today or in the past. An “open” Al-Anon meeting welcomes members and prospective members and allows attendance by people who are not families and friends of alcoholics but who are interested in learning about Al-Anon Family Groups., Al-Anon group meetings are “closed,” (C) , are limited to members and prospective members, giving them the freedom to share and listen to the experience, strength, and hope of one another on a confidential and anonymous basis.

Boston/Metro

Currently there are no Al-Anon meetings with Sign Language interpreters in the Boston/Metro Area.
Please contact MCDHH if you wish to request a sign language interpreter

Central

Currently there are no Al-Anon meetings with Sign Language interpreters in the Boston/Metro Area.
Please contact MCDHH if you wish to request a sign language interpreter

Northeast

Currently there are no Al-Anon meetings with Sign Language interpreters in the Boston/Metro Area.
Please contact MCDHH if you wish to request a sign language interpreter

Southeast

  • Thursdays, 5:00 PM, Bourne Veteran's Memorial Community Center, 239 Main St, Buzzards Bay
    ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters

West

  • Tuesdays, 6:00PM, Holyoke Medical Center, 575 Beech St, Annex Building, Holyoke MA
    ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters
  • Fridays, 6PM, Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA
    ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters

Winter 2017

If you do NOT see a meeting listed that is convenient to you, and you wish to attend a meeting in your area, please contact MCDHH.

Narcotics Anonymous

The following is a list of dates for NA (Narcotics Anonymous) meetings in Massachusetts which are accessible to the Deaf/Hard of Hearing community. If you are, or know someone who is, looking for an accessible meeting, please feel free to pass this list along. Anyone who wants to be added to this email can contact me and I will include them anonymously on future emails as well.

Narcotics Anonymous is a worldwide fellowship of recovering addicts whose primary purpose is to help addicts stop using drugs by utilizing a twelve-step approach. NA is not a religious organization and does not require any particular belief system. It teaches basic spiritual principles such as honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness, to name a few. The specific practical application of these principles is determined by the individual member. NA members learn from one another how to live drug-free and recover from the effects of addiction.

Please Note: Meetings marked with a (C) are considered “closed” therefore are: “For Addicts or those who think they have drug problem only” Otherwise, meetings listed here are considered “open” and therefore are: open for everyone including friends and families/acquaintances to provide support.

Currently there are no NA meetings in Massachusetts with Sign Language interpreters.
Please contact MCDHH for updates or if you wish to request a sign language interpreter

Upcoming Events

These events will have ASL interpreters and CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) Services available for those who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or may have any other type of hearing loss.

If you are planning to attend either of these events, PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE
Please identify your need for Sign Language Interpreters or CART Services.

  • 28th, Southeastern Massachusetts Round-Up, ‘SEMRU’
    February 17-20, 2017
    Holiday Inn, Mansfield, MA
    www.semru.org
  • 41st Massachusetts Al-Anon/Alateen Convention
    March 24-26, 2017
    Sea Crest Beach Hotel, Falmouth, MA
    www.ma-al-anon-alateen.org/contact

This information is provided by the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.