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Meetings Registered with the ACA World Service Organization (WSO):

as listed for Washington State Intergroup (Group#595)—

  scroll down the WSO page just a bit and click the red "Meetings" button

  under "Washington State Intergroup (IG# 595)":


Search for Online Meetings:


Search for Telephone Meetings:

WSO's Events Calendar

Full Search for Local Meetings, Worldwide:

Washington Intergroup is a member of the
Greater Western USA ACA Region (#2)

(the WSO website is expected to be updated during the 2nd quarter of 2024)

About Adult Children of Alcoholics & Other Dysfunctional Families, "ACA" or "ACoA":


Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)/Dysfunctional Families is a Twelve StepTwelve Tradition program of people who grew up in dysfunctional homes.

We meet to share our experience of growing up in an environment where abuse, neglect and trauma infected us. This affects us today and influences how we deal with all aspects of our lives.

ACA provides a safe, nonjudgmental environment that allows us to grieve our childhoods and conduct an honest inventory of ourselves and our family—so we may

(i) identify and heal core trauma,

(ii) experience freedom from shame and abandonment,

and (iii) become our own loving parents.


ACA is represented by a World Service Organization—

     WSO website and logo:

What is ACA?—Readings, Non-Alcoholic Homes, etc.…

     (also see Literature and Additional Info below)

About ACA/ACoA

What is the Washington State ACA Intergroup?

An Intergroup is formed to provide a forum for conducting ACA business within a given geographical area. An Intergroup is composed of elected members from the local ACA groups. The individual groups continue to conduct their own business, and area business is conducted by elected representatives from the individual groups, each speaking for their group, at Intergroup meetings.

Intergroup services include:

Discounted literature in bulk to registered Groups (see Literature). 

• Helping coordinate area activities, such as helplines, public information efforts and events—

   - Communications (website, email, etc.)

   - Literature

   - Group-Specific Information and Public Outreach (also see 7th Tradition…)

   - Member (Fellow Traveller) Services, such as—

     > Live faces and voices of people who live here.

     > We are not "on the clock"… 

     > We listen with the intent of assistance, including on cross-talking, disruptive people, "13th-stepping," safety issues, etc.

     > We assist with the guidelines for new meetings getting started, or meetings needing to close.

     > We are a sympathetic guide to exploring and using the WSO website.

     > We know our geography, weather, freeways, hiways, and backroads better than someone in another state.

     > You just want to talk with another adult child who isn't in your meeting.

A list of all registered ACA Intergroups is found here.     (also see )          (the WSO website is expected to be updated during the 2nd quarter of 2024)

(If there is no Intergroup in your area, your group can elect a Group Service Representative, who can attend the WSO Annual Business Conference.)

Washington Intergroup is a member of the
Greater Western USA ACA Region (#2)

WA-state Intergroup

7th Tradition—ACA is Self-Supporting:

ACA's Seventh Tradition states that "Every ACA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions." Individual and group contributions are the critical part of maintaining ACA's services at all service levels, helping deliver the ACA message to the adult child who still suffers.

Donations to Intergroup help fund the operations of both Intergroup and WSO—WSO use its funds primarily for overall ACA purchases (literature, etc.), communications, outreach and coordination:

   Flyer in PDF to Download or Print— "Where Does the Money Go?" (color version) (grayscale version)

Donations to Intergroup are used to provide similar services for the Intergroup's area








7th Tradition Contributions to the Washington Intergroup may be made by contacting the Washington Intergroup Treasurer…

Contributions to the Greater Western US Region (#2) can be made at—

Contributions to WSO can be made at—

7th Tradition

Contact Washington State ACA Intergroup:




Intergroup "Chair", Kaz S at: (240-383-7077)

Greater Western Region Rep, Kaz, at: (240-383-7077)

Intergroup Treasurer, Elaine A at:

     [Acting] (360-921-2329)

Literature Co-Chair, Midge G, at: (360-581-8851)


IT Chair, (vacant—contact ___ at:

​     [vacant]

Contact Intergroup

ACA Literature:

Discounted Literature through Intergroup

  Why order through Intergroup?  You save 30% on everything WSO sells – books, pamphlets, coins, etc. – as long as your order is over $100. Intergroup does not use selling books as a fundraiser—it is a non-profit service Intergroup gratefully provides to support your groups and your recovery. 

    - If your order is under 100.00 you could contact another group close to you with which you could combine your order(s) to get the discount.

    - Contact the Intergroup Literature (Co-)Chair via email with your contact information, name of your meeting,

items and quantities of each to purchase. The (Co-)Chair will get back to you with your total, including tax and shipping. You need to pay for the order prior to it being placed, and there are several ways to pay, which we will discuss when you are given the amount owed.

    - Once the order is placed with WSO it takes 6-10 days for delivery.

The ACA Literature (the WSO website is expected to be updated during the 2nd quarter of 2024):

     The WSO website describes all ACA literature and is also a direct source—



     The Fellowship Text ("Big Red Book")

     Twelve Steps of Adult Children (yellow "Steps Workbook")

     The Loving Parent Guidebook (blue "reparenting" workbook)

          (and workbook study guide)

     The Laundry Lists Workbook (brown "14 Traits" workbook)

     Daily Affirmations—Strengthening My Recovery

     Digital Big Red Book—

en Español:  (Gran Libro Rojo)—

                   (Doce Pasos)  —


Free Literature (in PDF format)

     The Laundry List—14 Traits of an Adult Child

       The Flip Side of the Laundry List

     The Other Laundry List

       The Flip Side of the Other Laundry List

     The Problem (Adapted from The Laundry List)

     The Solution—Become Your Own Loving Parent

     The Twelve Steps of ACA

     The Promises

     The Twelve Traditions of ACA

     The Twelve Concepts of ACA      (the WSO website is expected to be updated during the 2nd quarter of 2024)

Links to Other Free ACA Literature, in English & Many Translations:

   several sizes of tent-cards on Addressing Predatory Behavior in meetings:

   Loving Parent Workbook Study Group Guide

   (also see Issues in Meetings below)

Additonal Resources

Additional Resource Links and information on ACA & other websites:

(the WSO website is expected to be updated during the 2nd quarter of 2024)





WSO Changes Being Considered:

2024 WSO Ballot Proposals to Select from—chosen proposals will be voted on as describe in the Ballot Prep Committee Report:


Other Possible Changes:

changing the ACA name & logo—

revising the Big Red Book


General ACA Literature:

Specific Topics:

   Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)


   Sponsorship/Fellow Traveler

   Group Meeting Resources

   Issues That May Arise in Meetings 

   several sizes of tent-cards on Addressing Predatory Behavior in meetings:

   Member-Shared Resources for Individuals & Groups

     sharings of Experience, Strength & Hope

   Start a Meeting

   Early ACA History


   ACA Bill of Rights under final review

   Tony A's Version of the Steps, and YouTube Video

   links to TonyA Book & Workbook

The upcoming Town Hall presentations scheduled for February 11 at 10 AM ET and February 17 at 9 PM ET.  The lineup of the order of presentations are as follows, based on your requests:  

  • Sunday - the 11th - Proposals 10, 2, 5, 7 and 12 

  • Saturday - the 17th - Proposals 3, 4, 6, 8, 9 and 11 

Both Town Hall Presentations are listed on the Events calendar where you will find the Zoom links.  This information is also listed on the website


The current format and guidelines are as follows:

  • Each Proposing group will have up to 5 minutes to present their Proposal

  • This will be followed by 10 minutes of Q&A.

  • Attendee questions will be taken in the order that virtual hands are raised. If anyone has an additional question, they will be called on after everyone else has spoken - if there is still time.

  • Attendees will have up to 1 minute for their questions.  

  • Note to Proposing Groups - please be mindful of the time your responses take to give more attendees a chance to ask questions.

The Zoom room will remain open after the close of the meeting if attendees have further questions.  Although it is not required, you are encouraged to have at least one member of your team available, if possible, during this time. 


Thank you for participating.  We look forward to seeing you soon. Let us know if you have any questions. 


In Service,

The Ballot Prep Committee

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