Bay Cities Area Sponsorship Behind The Walls How you can be of service BAY CITIES AREA Sponsorship Behind the Walls “Mission Statement” • Our primary purpose, is to provide through the mail, a sponsor to work the Twelve Steps of Narcotics Anonymous to those people who are incarcerated in a correctional institution and are not able to meet potential sponsors at their local NA meetings. Sponsorship is provided until release. Our interactions will only be via U.S. mail. Our mission is to ensure that any addict seeking recovery through a working knowledge of the Twelve Steps of Narcotics Anonymous has the opportunity to do so despite incarceration. Bay Cities Area Sponsorship Behind the Walls • BCASBTW is an anonymous letter writing committee dedicated to providing excellent sponsors to inmates that are incarcerated for a year or more. • We will provide Narcotics Anonymous books and NA step work to inmates, and sponsor them until their release date. • We believe that by providing this valuable service, when the inmate is released, he or she will have a better chance at Overview • BCASBTW has a full executive body. • We provide our service to prisons in California. • We meet monthly in Long Beach, Ca. • Our members are all dedicated to continually making improvements to better serve our fellow addicts that are incarcerated. How It Works • Initially, the inmate will write to us at our Regional Service Office, the World Service Office, or here at the Bay Cities Area Service Office, requesting our help. • We will then determine if we can help, based on time remaining to serve. • Once the inmate qualifies, we try to find them a suitable sponsor. (Men work with men, and women work with women) How It Works (continued) • We match our sponsors and sponsees at our • • • monthly meeting. We have several guidelines that we use when matching people up. For example, our sponsors can not know the sponsee. Once a match is made, our sponsor will write to his or her sponsee asking, if they need any of our NA books. From this point, it is up to each sponsor to maintain their relationship with their sponsee. How can I become a sponsor? • A minimum of 3 years clean time is required. • Come to our monthly meeting to be approved. • Must have a working knowledge of the Twelve • • • Steps of Narcotics Anonymous as well as the Twelve Traditions. Must utilize the NA Step Working Guide, and It works How and Why, and The Basic Text literature. Become familiar with, and abide by our guidelines. Provide a monthly status report . (Via email or phone or at monthly meeting) Contact information • To get contact information ask any GSR for the current phone number. Thank You • Thank you for your interest and taking the time to view this presentation.