Closing Update

Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the coronavirus, the North Shore Alano, will temporarily close its doors until further notice. We will re-evaluate our status on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. We will post a notice on this website regarding our status at that time.
Thank you for your patience.

In the meantime, we have several Online Meetings Posted Here to check out using Zoom from your smartphone, tablet or computer. If you are a newcomer to the AA fellowship or you need the hand of AA, please call the Chicago Area Service Office for assistance at 312-346-1475. You also leave a message on our answering machine here at 847-328-9830 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

The North Shore Alano in Evanston, Illinois, was established in 1981 and is home to 45+ Alcoholics Anonymous meetings each week. The North Shore Alano also has one Al-Anon and two ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) meetings each week.

The North Shore Alano is located on the second floor of the Lake Street Church of Evanston, 607 Lake Street, Evanston, Illinois. The entrance is on the north side of Lake Street, just west of Chicago Avenue. There is plenty of street and metered parking nearby, as well as a public parking lot on Sherman Avenue, just one block west. On Sundays, metered parking is free.

Click the ‘Meetings‘ tab above for a schedule of all meetings, including ‘Open’ meetings, that are open to all.

Our Mission

The North Shore Alano’s mission is to provide a safe and clean place for meetings.
As such, there are a few things we’d like to remind everyone about:

  1. Please be respectful of each other during meetings. If there are disturbances or you feel unsafe, please see the steward for help.
  2. No smoking or vaping in the NSA including meeting rooms, restrooms and any part of the church.
  3. The use of recording devices or photography at the NSA or in meetings is not allowed. Remember, anonymity is the spiritual foundation of our program.
  4. The NSA rooms are for meetings, not a gathering place outside of meeting times. Please arrive no more than 20 minutes before your meeting and depart from the club 20 minutes after the meeting has ended.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tom C., Freddie B. or Renee F. Their contact information is available from our stewards.