The LifeRing Service Center

1440 Broadway, Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94612
Robert Stump, Executive Director

Please email or call the Service Center before coming. We will contact you to set up a time.
Email address:
Phone number: 800-811-4142
If no one answers the phone, please leave a voice message.

The LifeRing Service Center responds to inquiries about LifeRing Secular Recovery, provides LifeRing speakers, helps with starting new LifeRing meetings and growing existing ones, provides LifeRing convenors with literature and other materials, and performs organizational housekeeping functions.  Its mission is “Serve the Meetings.”  The office also houses the shipping division of LifeRing Press.

Location of the LifeRing Service Center

The LifeRing Service Center is located in the 1440 Broadway building, just up Broadway from 14th Street in the heart of historic downtown Oakland, adjoining City Hall Plaza. Look for the Rite-Aid drugstore at the corner; 1440 Broadway is in the next building up Broadway (toward the hills).

The Service Center is a few yards from the Oakland City Center — 12th Street BART stop.  If you are coming from Richmond, Berkeley, or valley destinations, get off at the rear of the train.  If you are coming from Fremont, West Oakland, or San Francisco, get off at the front of the train. Click for BART info.

Practically every AC Transit bus in the East Bay stops at or near 14th and Broadway.  Click for AC Transit info.

Parking during business hours is available at Merchant’s Parking, covering the entire block between 14th & 13th and Webster & Franklin, a block away from Broadway. There are also meters in front of the building and on the side streets.

On Saturdays, there is free parking at the Clay Street garage, directly behind City Hall, across the plaza from the Service Center.