H&I Meetings and Panels

Here’s a list of the H&I meetings in the Santa Barbara area. If you’d like to get involved we suggest you attend one of our monthly H&I Orientation Meetings, which are held at 5:30 pm on the 2nd Monday of every month (more info). Or contact Central Office to locate an H&I representative or Panel Leader.

Cottage Hospital – 5 East

No sobriety needed, but must not have been a patient at 5 East in the past 6 months. Panel format. We share for about 10 minutes each and patients share back and ask questions.  Bring some hope for people who are still on the edge and are looking for an entry point for AA.  This is a relaxed meeting, and a great introduction to H&I.

Men/Women: Coed
Time/Date: 8:00 PM everyday except Thursday
Location: 400 W. Pueblo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Santa Barbara County Jail – Honor Farm

Requirements: 18 months of sobriety, 5 years off probation, no history of violence against police officers, Live Scan clearance. There is also a Spanish speaking meeting at this facility.

Men/Women: Men only
Time/Date: 6:30 PM on Tuesday
Location: 4436 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Los Prietos Boys Camp

Requirements: Need to have 5th Step completed, be at least 21 years old, no history of violence against children or police officers, no probation/parole. Attendance here is limited to once every six months.

Men/Women: Coed
Time/Date: 7:00 PM on Tuesday
Location: 3900 Paradise Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Lompoc Federal Prison

Requirements: No sobriety requirements. H&I orientation required. This is aBook study format. Our panel carpools and we leave around 11:30 am, and return around 4:00 pm. There may be additional requirements, so please attend the orientation meeting and speak with the Panel Leader.

Men/Women: Coed
Time/Date: 11:30 am to 4:00 pm on Wednesday (Carpool)
Location: 3901 Klein Blvd, Lompoc, CA 93436

Project Recovery Detox

Showing up sober is the only requirement. Group meets at Rusty’s Pizza on Carrillo St 6:45 pm. Great place to get your feet wet in H&I.

Men/Women: Coed
Time/Date: 7:00 PM on Wednesday
Address: Meet at Rusty’s Pizza on Carrillo at 6:45 PM

California Mens’ Colony

No minimum sobriety, but paperwork is required because this is a Level 3 yard. No probation, parole, or recent prison history.  Our panel carpools, and meets at around 2:45 pm, eats dinner, returns around 10:00 pm. There may be additional requirements, so please speak with the Panel Leader.

Men/Women: Coed
Time/Date: 2:45 pm to 10 pm on Friday (Carpool)
Location: Colony Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93409

Santa Barbara Rescue Mission

No sobriety restrictions. Residents are always looking for sponsors. Big Book study. Working knowledge of the Big Book and 12 Steps is suggested. All welcome; we meet at Santa Barbara Roasting Company at 6:00 pm.

Men/Women: Men only
Time/Date: 7:00 pm on Friday
Location: 535 E Yanonali St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Bethel House

Requires 30 days of sobriety. This is a Big Book study.  Go in with a Panel Leader and share with women who welcome you and your recovery.

Men/Women: Women only
Time/Date: 7:00 pm on Friday
Location: 24 W Arrellega St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Psychiatric Health Facility

Requires 24 hours of sobriety. This is a great panel if you’re new to H&I.

Men/Women: Coed
Time/Date: 4:00 pm on Sunday, and 6:00 pm on Wednesday
Location: 315 Camino del Remedio, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Santa Barbara County Womens’ Jail

Requires 18 months of sobriety, Live Scan clearance and PREA training, which is offered once a month. See Panel Leader for more information.

Men/Women: Women only
Time/Date: 7:00 pm on Monday
Location: 4436 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Wasco State Penitentiary

No minimum sobriety required, no probation, parole, or recent prison history. Our Panel carpools, meets around 2 pm, eats dinner, returns around 10:00 pm. Additional requirements – see Panel Leader.

Men/Women: Coed
Time/Date: 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm (Carpool)
Location:  Wasco, CA 93280

Meetings by Mail

Correspondence with inmates offers you a way to participate without physically going to an institution. You don’t use your last name and mail goes to Central Office, not your home. This is not about personal information, you’ll write about your experience, strength and hope.

 

 


The Hospitals and Institutions Committee wishes to thank the Central Office of the 23rd District for supporting our efforts and allowing us to post this information on their Web site. This is another great example of one alcoholic helping another.