About Us

History of the Step House

Since May 1979, the Six Step House has been helping alcoholics find a safe and homelike atmosphere here in North San Diego County.

We can only estimate how many thousands of lives have been helped and saved by the kindness and unconditional love provided by the members of the fellowship who call the Six Step House their home or home group.

As we enter into a new era of support and growth the Board is looking to the fellowship to recognize the difference between the 7th Tradition of A.A. and the economic realities of providing a safe homelike atmosphere both today and into the future.

Something more than $1.00 in the basket at meeting we attend is needed to carry on the vital work and to pay the rent, provide a trusted servant, coffee, and host the alcoholic who cannot afford even that modest amount.

Sustaining contributions are required if we are to continue this vital work that saved our very lives earlier.

Please do what you can and do it now. We really do need your help today.

The Objectives of this corporation shall be:

(a) To provide a location with a homelike atmosphere where alcoholics in all stages of recovery can support and encourage each other toward greater spiritual growth.

(b) To provide the safety of a residential-like setting for newly sober alcoholics that they may experience the healing spirit of the fellowship.

(c) To provide the continuing opportunity to practice the principles of recovery for all persons with the disease of alcoholism.

Donation and Membership Information

For some of us this little house was the last house on the block.

Our Six Step House founders wanted to make sure there was always going to be a place where Alcoholics, like what we were once like, could find what we have found here in North San Diego County.

Look around the room today and you will see men and women who just a few days, months, or years ago were living in bushes, in cars, or rented rooms with little or no hope of recovery or the lives they live today.

Today they are thriving and vibrant contributors to our A.A. fellowship and society as a whole.

Today their lives have become much different than what they were experiencing with under the yoke of active alcoholism.

The promises of recovery, service and unity have returned them to sanity.

Please help us continue this vital work for years to come.

Traditions

TRADITIONS:

This corporation is completely independent of any other corporation, organization, group, or fellowship. Recognizing that past expeerience is important, and as a result of the experiences of the members of this corporation, the following thirteen Traditions are established and are to be obeyed by this corporation in its pursuit of the above-mentioned objectives. These Traditions are:

1. Our common welfare should come first; recovery depends upon our unity.

2. For our House purpose there is but one ultimate authority — a loving God as He may express Himself in our House conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.

3. The only requirement for House membership is a desire to stop drinking and abusing other substances.

4. The House should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole.

5. The House has but one primary purpose-to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.

6. The House ought never endorse, finance or lend the House name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.

7. The House ought to be fully self-supporting, however other contributions may be accepted if approved.

8. The House should remain forever nonprofessional, but our House may employ special workers.

9. The House, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service committees directly responsible to those they serve.

10. The House has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.

11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio and films.

12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.

13. The ideas of House services should be deeply rooted in and be guided by the “Twelve Concepts of World Service” and adopted by the General Service Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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