SCA Los Angeles performed a weekend of outreach at the LGBT Pride festival in West Hollywood 6/12/15 – 6/14/15.
At the Pride festival, there was a special area that orgaziners had set up for fellows in recovery to celebrate in a safe sober space. This area, #Sizzle, included a DJ and ten carnival games/booths which were supported from various outreach groups supporting recovery and/or prevention in the LGBT community.
This was our first time doing outreach at Pride and it was a great success. Fellowship volunteers worked shifts to cover the booth and interact with festival attendees.
We are also following up our outreach to newcomers with a workshop and discussion panel on July 11, 2015 from 10am-12pm at Plummer Park. This workshop will offer newcomers the opportunity to ask questions and learn about meeting formats, 12-step work and other tools of the program. Members are being encouraged to attend to offer support and interim sponsorship.