What is PSCSO?
The Puget Sound Central Service Office (PSCSO) is an independent, non-profit, service organization whose mission is to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to Pierce, North Mason, and Kitsap counties (see Districts Map).
The PSCSO is managed by the PSCSO Board which is composed of directors from Districts 9, 10, 29, 43, 44, 45, and 54.
PSCSO is not directly a part of the A.A. Service Structure, but was established to carry out certain functions common to all local groups (see AA Guidelines for Central or Intergroup Offices).
The Puget Sound Central Service Office has by-laws that govern its operation. These were adopted on 6/9/2019 and will be periodically updated as the board requires. (see CSO By-laws).
What does PSCSO do?
Provides a 24/7 phone hotline (organized through the Twelfth Step Service Committee)
Publishes the Where and When meeting booklet and an online meeting list web application
Sells A.A. literature and coins
Provides a physical meeting space for groups, standing committees, and conference organizers
Publishes a monthly Puget Sound Gazette newsletter and maintains this website
Provides mailboxes for all A.A. groups
Provides a copy machine for A.A. groups to create flyers at a nominal cost
And numerous other services to A.A. members and the greater community
How can I get involved?
Attend a Twelfth Step Service Committee meeting to learn about opportunities to answer the phone hotline and/or get on the list to accept twelfth step calls
Attend a PSCSO Board meeting as a visitor (all are welcome) to learn about the behind the scenes business necessary to keep the PSCSO running
Volunteer for a service position on the PSCSO Board (typically done at the November meeting)