Al-Anon Family Groups (AFG)
Families and Friends of Alcoholics

Meeting List for Marion and Polk Counties
District 4

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change
courage to change the things I can
and wisdom to know the difference

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.

The only requirement for Membership is that there be a relative or friend with a drinking problem. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its own voluntary contributions.

Teenage groups, known as Alateen, are a vital part of the Al-Anon Family Groups program. Attendance in Alateen is restricted to teenagers seeking help with problems that arise when a parent or other close relative or friend has a drinking problem.

When District 4 AFG lists a group, at their request, there is an informal agreement that the group will abide by Al-Anon Traditions and keep its door open to all Al-Anon members.

Listing in this Directory does not constitute approval of any group's manner of practicing the Al-Anon program. If the group you attend is not right for you, please try another.

There is help and hope available in Al-Anon.

For further information, please feel free to contact:

Literature Distribution Center
Some Things
857 Main Street
Dallas, OR 97383

(503) 831.3100 [Talk to Mike]

District 4 AFG
P.O. Box 155
Dallas, OR 97383

(503) 370-7363 [Please leave a message]
Al-Anon US Directory (888) 425-2666
8 am to 6 pm Eastern Standard Time
Al-Anon World Service Office (WSO) On the Web at
Via email to
Oregon Al-Anon

H Handicapped access
n/s No Smoking
B Al-Anon books available
F Fragrance-limited meeting
OPEN Everyone welcome
CLOSED Open only to individuals seeking help with a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend
** Will not sign court or treatment slips
AFG Al-Anon Family Group

Smoking Request
We ask that you limit your smoking as much as you comfortably can so that others can also be comfortable.

Alateen Meetings


Salem Area Alateen Meeting
Tuesday 6:30 - 7:30 pm
OPEN, n/s

Salem Alliance Church
Faith Annex -enter through East door
1305 5th St. NE
Salem, OR  97301

download flyer here

Al-Anon Meetings


Brown Bag Lunch AFG
Monday 12:00 noon - 1:15 pm
OPEN, H, n/s, B, F

First Christian Church
685 Marion Street NE
Enter at NW corner of the Building
Second Floor

Recovery AFG
Monday 7:00 - 8:00 pm
OPEN, H, n/s, B, F
Salem Alliance Church (Faith Annex - rooms 1 &2)
1305 5th St. NE
Use North entryway


Tuesday Noon Serenity AFG
Tuesday 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
OPEN, H, n/s, B, F
First Christian Church
685 Marion Street NE
Enter at NW corner of the Building
Second Floor

Newcomer's Informational Meeting
Tuesday 6:00 - 6:45 pm

OPEN, n/s
For those who are interested in Al-Anon, a series of informational sessions.

AFG members - Sign up to chair this meeting during your group's month.
(check calendar)

First United Methodist Church
600 State Street
Room 108

Al-Anon Men's Meeting
Tuesday 7:00 - 8:00 pm
CLOSED, n/s, B
First United Methodist Church
600 State Street
Room 114

Women's Tuesday Night AFG
Tuesday 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Women Only, n/s, B, H

First United Methodist Church
600 State Street
Room 108

Sunrise Serenity
Wednesday 6:30 - 7:30 am
OPEN, H, n/s

Salem Hospital
665 Winter St. SE
Building D (Birthing Center), First Floor -  Support Group Room

Wednesday Night Fireside AFG
Wednesday 7:30 - 9:00 pm
OPEN, H, n/s
Salem Mennonite Church
1045 Candlewood Drive


Primarily Parents AFG
Thursday 5:30 pm
OPEN, H, B, n/s
St. Marks Lutheran Church
790 Marion Street NE
(Park in back; use outside stairs)


Friday Serenity AFG
Friday 10:00 - 11:30
CLOSED, n/s, H

Morningside Methodist Church
3674 12th St. SE
Use back door


Discovering Choices AFG
Friday 7:00-8:00 pm
OPEN, H, n/s

Salem Hospital Campus 939 Oak ST SE
Bldg D—1st Floor
Gerlinger Supt Grp Rm @ CHEC


Salem (continued)


Courage to Change
Saturday 10:00 - 11:15 am
OPEN, n/s, F, H

First Christian Church
685 Marion St. NE
Enter at NW corner of the Building
Second Floor



Esperando Un Milagro GFA
Thursday 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Open, n/s, H

3925 State St.


En Accion GFA
Saturday 10:00am - 11:00am

3281 Lancaster Drive NE Salem, OR 97305 


Take The Cotton Out (TTCO) Speakers Meeting
2nd Saturday of Every Month 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Adult meeting - no child care

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
1444 Liberty St. SE Salem


Al-anon & AA Keep It Simple -Speakers (KIS-S) Meeting
4th Saturday of Every Month 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Adult meeting - no child care

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
1444 Liberty St. SE Salem



Paths to Recovery Book Study AFG
Tuesday 7:30 - 8:30 pm
n/s, B, OPEN, **

St. Thomas Episcopal Church
1486 Levens St.
Nursery Back entrance

Hope for Today Adult Children AFG
Wednesday 6:30 - 7:30 pm
n/s, H, OPEN, B
Trinity Lutheran Church
320 S.E. Fir Villa Rd




Saturday Morning Serenity AFG
Saturday 10:00 - 11:00 am

Assembly of God Church
437 N James St. .

Sunday AFG Step Meeting
Sunday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Assembly of God Church
437 N James St
Module C-3


Santiam AFG
Tuesday 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Open, n/s
Wesleyan Church
111 Main Street
(Across from Thriftway)


District 4 AFG Monthly Meeting
First Saturday 8:00 - 9:30 am

665 Winter St. SE
(Conference Room A - Com Center)
Salem, OR



For a downloadable copy of the meeting schedule in Adobe Acrobat® format (.pdf) click here.

Special Events

April 2014 TTCO Flyer

Last revised: March 25th, 2014

The Twelve Steps

  1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol - that our lives had become unmanageable.

  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

  7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

  9. Made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

The Twelve Traditions

  1. Our common welfare should come first, personal progress for the greatest number depends upon unity.

  2. For our group purpose there is but one authority - a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.

  3. The relatives of alcoholics, when gathered together for mutual aid, may call themselves an Al-Anon Family Group, provided that as a group, they have no other affiliation. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend.

  4. Each group should be autonomous, except in matters affecting another group or Al-Anon or AA as a whole.

  5. Each Al-Anon Family Group has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps of AA ourselves, by encouraging and understanding our alcoholic relatives, and by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics.

  6. Our Family Groups ought never endorse, finance or lend our name to any outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary spiritual aim. Although a separate entity, we should always cooperate with Alcoholics Anonymous.

  7. Every group ought to be fully self-supporting declining outside contributions.

  8. Al-Anon Twelfth-Step work should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers.

  9. Our groups, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.

  10. The Al-Anon Family Groups have no opinion on outside issues; hence our name ought never be drawn into public controversy.

  11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, TV and films. We need guard with special care the anonymity of all AA members.

  12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles above personalities.