Bridging The Gap (BTG)

Part of Bridging the Gap between a treatment program and A.A. is the Temporary Contact Program, which is designed to help the alcoholic in an alcoholism treatment program make that transition.

As you know, one of the more “slippery” places in the journey to sobriety is between the door of the facility and the nearest A.A. group or meeting. Some of us can tell you that, even though we heard of A.A. in treatment, we were too fearful to go.

A.A. experience suggests that attending meetings regularly is critical. In order to bridge the gap, A.A. members have volunteered to be temporary contacts and introduce newcomers to Alcoholics Anonymous.


BTG committee meetings are held the 1st Saturday, every month, via Zoom one-click join

Committee business meeting: 11 AM

If you are dialing in via telephone, call: +16699009128,,82320903469#,,#,,275325#

That’s meeting ID 823 2090 3469 and passcode 275 325

A.A. Pamphlets for Bridging The Gap:

Bridging the Gap

A.A. Temporary Contact/Bridging the Gap Request – Inside

A.A. Temporary Contact/Bridging the Gap Volunteer – Outside


We need volunteers!

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office has a program, the Residential Substance Abuse Program (RSAT), that provides substance abuse treatment while in custody. Upon release, it would be superb if a BTG volunteer could meet the newly released person at their first A.A. meeting. To facilitate this, TCSO will set up a Zoom meeting between the volunteer and the inmate.

Tulare County Sheriff RSAT Electronic Meeting Clearance Application

Please send the filled out application to Carol Ann at Central Office.

Please note that you can use the Firefox web browser to edit PDF files for free, to fill out the application.

Helping people to recover from alcoholism