CoDA Hospital & Institution Information Contact List: Inmate Sponsorship Program

From: "CoDA Hospital & Institution Information Contact List:" <hosp@PROTECTED>
Date: March 16th 2014

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CoDA is starting an inmate sponsorship program, intended for snail mail correspondence between inmate sponsees and
CoDA sponsors on the outside.  The purpose of this is to convey the CoDA message, dealing with the Twelve Steps and
Twelve Traditions, to the codependent who still suffers in an institutional setting.  We currently have 21 requests for
sponsors, so the need is there and we are hoping you will join us in carrying the message.  We are looking for willing
participants who meet the qualifications below. If you are interested and meet the qualifications, please send a note to
hosp@PROTECTED, using the word sponsorship in the title.  We will send you an application and information on the


  1. Have two years of active participation in CoDA.

  2. Be actively participating with a sponsor or co-sponsor.

  3. Have worked the 12 Steps and a working knowledge of the 12 Traditions of CoDA.

  4. Desire to share the clear message of recovery in CoDA.

  5. Be willing to follow guidelines for participation.

  6. Must not be on parole.

  7. Men with men, and women with women.

  8. Be responsible to notify Sponsorship Coordinator when:

      1. sponsor is attending CoDA less than 2 meetings a month, or

      2. sponsor is no longer available to continue active involvement in inmate sponsorship program, or

      3. sponsor is no longer willing to continue active involvement with assigned sponsee.

  9. Have the willingness and availability to reply to any letter within two weeks from the date the letter is received using the
    US mail, providing your own stamps, stationary, and using the CoDA PO box as his/her return address.

 10. Not have as sponsee an inmate in a facility in which they themselves have facility clearance in any capacity.

 11. Agree to participate in a sharing forum to be determined with other inmate sponsors.


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