Lincoln Park Alano Club

A 12-Step Club

Welcome to the online home of the Lincoln Park Alano Club, or LPAC; founded and incorporated on April 9, 1984 as a non-profit organization with a mission to provide a welcoming and safe meeting space, in support of a variety of 12-step recovery groups.



Join LPAC and friends Saturday May 12, at 7pm, for an extrodinary night of music with singer songwriter Jam Alker and his band at Mayne Stage in Chicago!

“Gritty, blues-inspired rock with fearless lyrics” – Behind The Set List Soon after he found heroin, Jam Alker put down his guitar and did not pick it up again for ten-plus years. The ensuing decade, marked by extreme highs and lows, culminated in a long-needed reawakening. Now reunited with his guitar, he spins these experiences into stories, songs that explore life’s dark, gritty underbelly, without judgment or condemnation, but often with hope. Music helped him change his life—and keeps him on his path. “Music is my therapy. I owe a great deal of my new life to my music,” he says. He chronicles this story of addiction and recovery with his first full-length solo album, Sophrosyne, released July 2017. National touring artist and recovery advocate, Jam Alker joins us Saturday, May 12 for a concert to benefit LPAC

Click here for tickets and information.


Super Sober Boat Cruise

June 3rd, 2018 (Sunday)

Thanks for attending: Java Jive Talent Show at Missio Dei Chicago!

Please consider becoming a dues paying member:

LPAC membership is now $35 per for a sole person.
See the Membership page for more information.

Welcome to the LPAC Website

We are located at 2100 N. Sheffield Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614: two blocks north of Armitage Avenue, in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. The entrance to the club is on the first floor corner. The door is often locked between meetings, but members and guests are welcome 15-20 minutes before any scheduled meeting. We ask that you not remain in the club after meetings—members will often congregate before and after meetings at the Starbucks or Le Pain Quotidien, both located at the corner of Armitage and Sheffield (two blocks south).

Anyone with the desire to recover from their addiction is welcome at LPAC, however, some of our meetings are open to the public while some are closed—available only to persons who identify with a certain fellowship. Please see the Meetings link for a brief description and schedule of all daily meeting times. We are open 365 days a year, though at times with an abbreviated schedule, or with additional special meeting times—namely during major holidays. If you are able, we ask that you contribute $2.00 to the basket when it’s passed during meetings; but if you can’t, please keep coming back! If you’re new, or early in your recovery/sobriety, please introduce yourself, and you will be provided with a packet containing a citywide meeting schedule and member contact numbers.

Annual LPAC memberships are available for $35, please ask for a board member to help facilitate membership or general donations (we take donations in any amount) or pay membership dues online here. Your membership helps keep the doors open for the many hundreds of people who rely on LPAC for their recovery. Also, we have 12-step related literature, coffee, water, and soda for sale at all meetings.

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