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Deaf Alcoholics Anonymous Group in Frederick, MD

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New Deaf Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Group:

Many Deaf people find it difficult, if not impossible, to find an accessible Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group they can attend for support and encouragement when dealing with alcohol issues. Even if a mostly hearing group provides an interpreter for meetings, the varying quality and consistency of interpreted meetings can be discouraging. Good news for Frederick, Maryland folks who are looking for an AA group – a new group is forming this month. See more information below. For those of you who live in other cities and states, please send in your local Deaf AA group information in the comments section. We’d love to know where other Deaf, and even interpreted, AA groups are being held.

Deaf AA Group
Frederick, Maryland

March 20, 2009
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Community Service for the Deaf (CSD)
425 Prospect Blvd
Frederick, MD 21701

For more information, email Jackie Kanekuni at jkanekuni@c-s-d.org

15 Comments
  1. drmzz March 10, 2009

    Had to find this post in DeafRead Extra. No worries, mine was posted there too, scoffs. Recently, I had to reach out to several people to get a list of ASL interpreted AA/NA meetings. Success! Here’s my updated list for Northern California. BTW, I attended a NA meeting last Sunday to observe for my class assignment. An interpreter was indeed present which was good.

    Michael Schmidt

    Northern California listing of AA & NA meetings with ASL interpreters
    As of March 10, 2009
    ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS ASL MEETINGS

    Counties
    Day of Week
    Time
    Place
    Meeting
    Name
    Address
    City
    Meeting Notes

    Marin
    Saturday
    7:00am
    Fairfax Women’s Club
    Attitude Adjustment Hour
    46 Park Rd (cross street Wrenden Ave)
    Fairfax, CA 94930
    Daily, Discussion, Wheelchair Access

    Santa Clara
    Monday
    6:30pm
    Grace Baptist Church
    Signs of Sobriety (chips last Monday of month)
    474 E. San Fernando St., at 11th St.
    San Jose, CA 95112
    Open

    Alameda & Contra Costa
    Tuesday
    6:30pm
    Oakland Central Office
    Tuesday Night AA
    295 27th St. (between Valdez St. & Harrison St.)
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Speaker – Discussion

    Sonoma
    Friday
    5:30pm
    Communique Interpreting
    Signs of Sobriety
    330 College Ave, 95401-5118
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401
    Open / Wheelchair Access

    NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS ASL MEETINGS
    Alameda & Contra Costa
    Saturday
    10:00AM
    Good Shepherd Church
    1823 9th Street (at Hearst Street in the Parish House in the back of the property)
    Berkeley, CA 94710
    Closed – Discussion/Participation (probably is Open)

    Alameda & Contra Costa
    Sunday
    10:00AM
    Alta Bates Hospital
    2001 Dwight Way (Maffly Room – Level A)
    Berkeley, CA
    Basic Text

    Meeting location / dates / times are subject to change.
    Not responsible for accuracy of information.

    Special thanks to Debra Guthmann, Jim Kirkpatrick, and Fred McCord.

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  2. Art Mac Whinnie March 10, 2009

    Congratulate for set Deaf AA Group up. Signs of Life Program of the deaf in San Diego, CA. The program is outpatient. Every tuesday evening Deaf Big Book ( A.A.) video Study Group is at SOL . They are welcome hearing alcoholics, we provide the interpretr for hearing. It is success to share each other and keep running the group by itself. The professional as counselor should not paricipate the group because we fellow the tradition of A.A. AA pay the interpreter fee. San Diego have eight 12 step meeting
    ( A.A. / N.A. group) with interpreters every week..
    Congratulate again. SMILE
    Arthur Mac Whinnie
    Program Manager
    Signs of Life
    3969 4th Ave. suite 203
    San Diego, Ca. 92103
    866-636-9281
    619-550-3420

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  3. Melinni T. March 11, 2009

    Thank you, ASC– for posting this. 🙂

    I would like to emphasize that the AA meeting in Frederick is limited to those who seriously think they may have a problem with alcohol/drugs and to those who are members of AA. Anonymity is an important foundation of the AA tradition. As we all know, Deaf community is a very tight knit community- anonymity is a big issue for many deaf who want to get help, but worry about confidentaility.
    *Note: Open discussion meetings are open to anyone who think they may have a problem or are members of AA. Closed discussion meetings are closed to AA members.

    There are interpreted AA meetings in DC. Information below:

    Tuesdays, Gay AA meeting (open discussion) 6:00-7:00 pm at the Triangle Club 2030 P Street NW (few blocks from Dupont Circle Metro) located between Lustre Cleaners/Cafe Japone restaurant

    Wednesdays, AA meeting (open discussion) 8:30-9:30 pm at the Dupont Circle Club, 1623 Connecuticut Ave NW (one block from Dupont Circle Metro) located between Lamdba Bookstore and Melody Records, 2nd floor.

    Sundays, AA meeting (open discussion) 12:00-1:00 pm at the Dupont Circle Club (see above for the address)

    Feel free to email me at Melt@sprint.blackberry.net if you have questions or would like a ride to the meetings.
    Melinni T.
    DOS (Date of Sobriety) Jan 22 1997

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  4. ASCDEAF March 11, 2009

    drmzz – Thanks for sharing the Northern California AA/NA meeting information. It’s good to know which cities/states provide access for Deaf people.

    Art Mac Whinnie – Glad to know more about the Signs of Life program in San Diego. Just to clarify, ASC didn’t set up the AA meeting in Frederick – we are just passing along the information shared with us by CSD.

    Melinni T. – Very helpful information about the open/closed meetings. Thanks for explaining and also for passing on the DC AA meeting information. You are right about confidentiality concerns often being a big issue in the Deaf community. Hopefully, people will realize there is so much more to be gained from seeking support and encouragement than from staying at home and letting confidentiality fears get in the way of a happier life.

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  5. ASLforLife March 12, 2009

    Yes, one of the commenters is correct about your blog is on DeafRead Extra. I’m puzzled with that and I guess I am only one person to vote it so far.

    Anyway there’s report card from NAMI graded in America is D overall from this website link: http://www.nami.org/gtsTemplate09.cfm?Section=Grading_the_States_2009

    Wow, sad to see some states have:
    1. Consumer & Family Empowerment: graded report card D (Includes measures such as consumer and family access to essential information from the state, promotion of consumer-run programs, and family and peer education and support.)
    2. Community Integration and Social Inclusion:graded report card D (Includes activities that require collaboration among state mental health agencies and other state agencies and systems.)

    Hope that DeafRead will understand how important this blog needs to expose for the better health community. Thanks for letting us know.

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  6. ASLforLife March 12, 2009

    To proof that I did voted this blog on Extra DeafRead!

    [riffly_video]723C24440EDC11DEA6A8CD327DE5A1BA[/riffly_video]

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  7. ASCDEAF March 12, 2009

    ASLforLife,
    Thank you for sharing the interesting link with us. It is sad that only a few states received a B grade and none an A. I can imagine it is even worse for Deaf services. The link is more about the general hearing services!

    We appreciate your constant support of ASC’s vlogs/blogs.

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  8. ASLforLife March 14, 2009

    I feel this blog should be out on public DeafRead no matter what. Pls do go view my explain why!
    [riffly_video]B7D46248107411DEBFE1CD327DE5A1BA[/riffly_video]

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  9. Jean Boutcher March 15, 2009

    Hi,

    I did not know about this vlogpost until I went to my OLD account
    and saw an announcement of your vblogpost. Because I rarely use
    my old account, please use my present account, jeanbout@verizon.net.

    I, too, did not see the mention of your vlog on DeafRead until I read above. I must agree with Shawn that DeafRead should have explained.

    It is good to hear about AA group in Frederick.

    Jean

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  10. john May 29, 2009

    finally about time locate in frederick locate. I have been search and research all long..

    also I have question for you.

    if you know any SAA (Sexual Addict Anonymous) Group in Frederick, MD

    please let me know

    Thank you for this information.

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  11. Jen June 9, 2009

    Brand spanking new meeting for deaf, hard of hearing, CODA’s, interpreters, and anyone who know ASL, in Falls Church, VA. Meeting is sign only (no speaking).

    Talking Hands Group
    AA Open Meeting
    Thursdays 8:30-9:30pm

    Fairfax Hospital
    3300 Gallows Rd
    Falls Church, VA 22042
    Physicians Conference Center(PCC) building
    Room 2A

    Directions: Blue parking garage; PCC directly across from garage; once in the building go up the spiral staircase to 2nd floor; 2A is on the left (also called the ER room)

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  12. ASCDEAF November 5, 2009

    New AA Meeting in Frederick, MD as of Nov 11, 2009
    For Deaf People

    4 E. Church Street
    Frederick, MD 21701

    Wednesdays
    7pm-8pm

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  13. virginia November 19, 2011

    Up Date:
    Northern California listing of AA meetings with ASL interpreters
    August 21, 2011th
    ALCOHOLICS ANOYNOMOUS ASL MEETINGS
    Counties,Day of Week,Time,Place,Meeting Name,Address,City,Notes
    1.Santa Clara,Monday.6:30pm,Grace Baptist Church Signs of Sobriety
    (chips last Monday of month) 474 E. San Fernando St., at 11th St. San Jose Open
    2. Alameda & Contra Costa,Tuesday,6:30pm,Oakland Central Office Tuesday Night AA,295 27th St. (between Valdez St. & Harrison St.) Oakland Speaker – Discussion
    3.Sonoma,Friday 5:30pm,Signs of Sobriety,330 College Ave, 95401-5118 Santa Rosa Open / Wheelchair Access
    4.Contra Costa 1st Sat of every month 8:15pm Community Presbyterian Church,Danville/Diablo Speaker meeting,222 E.El Pintado Danville,B’day and Speaker meeting
    5.San Francisco Friday 6:00 PM Alano Club
    1748 Market, 7 blocks west of civic center BART Let it be now
    Request by Monday,www.aasf.org/m ASL Request Form
    1748 Market Street,Suite 202,social room.San Francisco discussion
    6.http://doda.nefsis.com/doda
    any where anytime,ASL ONLY Meetings
    Monday Wednesday Thursday,Saturday,Sunday
    PST,2:00 PM,4:00 PM,1:00 PM,3:00 PM ASL-onl
    http://doda.nefsis.com/doda
    Computer available Mon- Fri @ National Counsel on alcoholism and other drug addictions 944 Market Street
    San Francisco, CA
    7.Sat.1:00 Deaf Greatful Computer available at 3673 20th Street SanFrancisco,Ca. ring bell
    Berkeley,2st,& 4rd Monday,6 PM Northbrae Community
    Church Drunks R us 941 The Alameda Berkeley,discussion
    8.San Francisco Tuesday 6:15 Groupo hispano Women who drank too much 3557 20th St. btw.
    Mission/ Valencia Easy first floor access Book Study ASL& English,12 x 12/ Big Book
    need ASL 12 AA help e-mail meetingskype@hotmail

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  14. Melinni May 17, 2012

    UPDATE on this old posting- note the new email address, Melinni@gmail.com. Also note that the Frederick AA meetings are no longer in existence. Wednesday nights AA meeting is now from 6-7 pm, not 8:30-9:30 pm. There is a new meeting at the Triangle club on Thursday nights from 6-7 pm. All other information in this post remain the same. Thank you, ASC– for posting this.

    I would like to emphasize that the AA meeting in Frederick is limited to those who seriously think they may have a problem with alcohol/drugs and to those who are members of AA. Anonymity is an important foundation of the AA tradition. As we all know, Deaf community is a very tight knit community- anonymity is a big issue for many deaf who want to get help, but worry about confidentaility.
    *Note: Open discussion meetings are open to anyone who think they may have a problem or are members of AA. Closed discussion meetings are closed to AA members.

    There are interpreted AA meetings in DC. Information below:

    Tuesdays, Gay AA meeting (open discussion) 6:00-7:00 pm at the Triangle Club 2030 P Street NW (few blocks from Dupont Circle Metro) located between Lustre Cleaners/Cafe Japone restaurant

    Wednesdays, AA meeting (open discussion) 8:30-9:30 pm at the Dupont Circle Club, 1623 Connecuticut Ave NW (one block from Dupont Circle Metro) located between Lamdba Bookstore and Melody Records, 2nd floor.

    Sundays, AA meeting (open discussion) 12:00-1:00 pm at the Dupont Circle Club (see above for the address)

    Feel free to email me at Melt@sprint.blackberry.net if you have questions or would like a ride to the meetings.
    Melinni T.
    DOS (Date of Sobriety) Jan 22 1997

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  15. Virginia May 18, 2012

    This meeting has been closed in San Francisco

    8.San Francisco Tuesday 6:15 Groupo hispano Women who drank too much 3557 20th St. btw.
    Mission/ Valencia Easy first floor access Book Study ASL& English,12 x 12/ Big Book
    alcoholic need help e-mail meetingskype@hotmail.com

    Reply

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