The Washtenaw Alano Club is a non-profit corporation. Our primary purpose is to operate a vital support center where 12-step recovery programs can hold meetings, host social events and provide community-building opportunities for recovering alcoholics and addicts. We are driven by the belief that everyone deserves a chance at a life free from the imprisonment of active alcoholism and addiction.
The Washtenaw Alano Club offers 12 step meeting space 365 days a year in a safe, sober environment and currently host a total of 49 twelve step meetings each week. The Club contains three meeting rooms, a game room, and a large concession area. There is a good selection of literature and gifts related to 12 step programs. In addition, the club provides numerous social activities for people in recovery and their families. Recovery is a lifelong process and the Washtenaw Alano Club fills a unique need in the community, supporting recovery for life.
The club serves an average of 1,500 ethnically diverse people on a weekly basis. There is no “typical profile” of the people who come through our doors … from the just sober, living in a halfway house, to the person with long time recovery. Alcoholism, addictions and co-dependency do no discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, education or socio-economic status. Some have been involved in 12 step programs to maintain sobriety for decades, others are living in a current, sometimes dangerous crisis situation. It is a home away from home, a safe haven free from drugs and alcohol in a non-judgmental supportive, atmosphere. All come to find the experience, strength and hope in fellowship with others.
Since its birth in 1969, the Washtenaw Alano Club has had the privilege of assisting thousands of people in their recovery. Offering 12 step meetings 365 days a year in a safe, clean, stable environment the Washtenaw Alano Club provides support for those in recovery and their families. Each individual who passes through our doors brings to the group a unique constellation of strengths, beliefs, vulnerabilities and dreams.
The Alano Club is proud to sponsor the two Bus stops on Maple. The convenience of having stops going both directions is immeasurable to the recovery community so we give back by adopting them from the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority.