The Finger Lakes Area Answering Service (FLAAS) consists of A.A. members who answer telephone calls to Alcoholics Anonymous in the Finger Lakes. Calls for help are referred to appropriate 12th Step volunteers. We provide A.A. listings in the telephone directories for Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties in Western New York. We are coordinated by a small committee of volunteers from our groups and are supported by contributions from groups in these counties. Please refer to the calendar on the events page for the next FLAAS Committee Meeting date, time, and location. We also publish a schedule of meetings and provide this website. Conference approved AA literature on line and in print can be obtained from AA’s GSO, Area 47 and also from Rochester Area Intergroup.
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It has long been a practice to include Al-Anon meetings on the FLAAS schedule. Although Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon Family Groups are separate fellowships, we have also included some links to Al-Anon websites in the spirit of cooperation.
FLAAS is registered with the General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous.
The purpose of the Finger Lakes Treatment Committee is to carry the AA message to patients in treatment facilities. We provide Big Books and other literature, and bring speaker discussion meetings into the treatment centers. The committee sets up patients with Bridging the Gap to Recovery, so they have a connection to an AA member when they leave treatment. If you would like further information, please attend one of our meetings. We meet the second and fourth Monday of the month at 7 PM at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 320 South Pearl St. in Canandaigua.
The Website Committee was established by FLAAS to develop and maintain an online resource for A.A. in the Finger Lakes. The committee consists of A.A. volunteers who serve as Website Chair and the Web Team members. (Please refer to the calendar on the events page for the next Website Committee Meeting date, time, and location.)