The following is a list of dates for AA, NA and 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.

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 (AA)

Summer 2016

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:

Tuesdays, 7:30pm, (Young Person’s Meeting) Church of Redeemer, 6 Meriam Street, Lexington MA (C) 
ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters 

Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15pm, Merrimack College, Chapel, RT 125, North Andover MA
ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters 

Fridays, 8-9:30pm, South Church, 41 Central Street, Andover MA
ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters 

Southeast:

Mondays, 6pm, (WOMEN’S Meeting) Knights of Columbus Hall, 5 Armory Road, Buzzards Bay (C) 
ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters 

Wednesdays, 7:30pm, AA meeting, Seekonk Congregational Church, 600 Fall River Ave RT 114A, Seekonk MA
ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters 

Fridays, 8pm, Congregationalist Church, 17 West Street, Mansfield MA
ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters 

Central:

Mondays, 8-9:30p, AA Meeting, Unity Church, Central St. Winchendon, MA
ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters

West:

Sundays, 1pm, AA Meeting, St. Andrew’s Church 335 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow MA
ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters

Sundays, 7pm, AA Meeting, Mary Lane Hospital, 85 South Street , Ware MA
ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters

Mondays, 7:30am, AA meeting, 2nd Congregational Church, Maple and Appleton Streets, Holyoke MA
ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters

Mondays, 12 pm, AA meeting, George B. Crane Memorial Center, 81 Linden Street, Pittsfield MA
ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters

Tuesdays, 12pm, AA meeting, Unitarian Universalist Church, 220 Main Street, Northampton MA
ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters

Tuesdays, 6:30pm, AA meeting (MEN’s meeting), Silvio Conte School: 200 West Union Street, Pittsfield MA (C) 
ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters 

Wednesdays, 7:30am, AA meeting, 2nd Congregational Church, Maple and Appleton Streets, Holyoke MA
ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters 

Wednesdays, 12pm, AA meeting, Unitarian Universalist Church, 220 Main Street, Northampton MA
ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters

Wednesdays, 7:30pm, AA meeting, Our Lady of the Lake Church, 224 Sheep Pasture Road, Southwick MA
ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters 

Fridays, 7:30am, AA meeting, 2nd Congregational Church, Maple and Appleton Streets, Holyoke MA
ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters 

Fridays, 12pm, AA meeting, Unitarian Universalist Church, 220 Main Street, Northampton MA
ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters

Fridays, 8pm, AA Meeting South Congregational Church, 110 South Street, Pittsfield MA
ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters

Fridays, 8pm, AA Meeting, Claire Teague Senior Center, Rte 7 South, Great Barrington, MA
ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters 

Saturdays, 10:00 am, AA Meeting, Saint Paul's Church, 1080 Main Street, Warren MA
Please contact MCDHH for scheduled dates.

Saturdays, 7:30pm, AA meeting, George B. Crane Memorial Center, 81 Linden Street, Pittsfield MA
ON-GOING Weekly Interpreters 

Al-Anon

Summer 2016

Al-Anon meetings with ASL interpreters: 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.

Southeast:

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

West: 

Tuesdays, 6pm, 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 

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Summer 2016

Narcotics Anonymous (NA): 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 with interpreters.

Please contact MCDHH for updates or if you wish to request a sign language interpreter.


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