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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)":

      https://adultchildren.org/intergroup-listing/?srch=Washington

 

Search for Online Meetings:

     https://adultchildren.org/quick-search/?telephonebt=Click+Here

 

Search for Telephone Meetings:

     https://adultchildren.org/quick-search/?telephonebt=Click+Here

WSO's Events Calendar

     https://acawso.org/events/

Full Search for Local Meetings, Worldwide:

     https://adultchildren.org/meeting-search/

Special for Beginners: 

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

Experience—Strength—Hope—

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.…

     https://adultchildren.org/newcomer/

     (also see Literature and Additional Info below)

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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 seehttps://adultchildren.org/aca-intergroups-regions/ )

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

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

   • INTERGROUP MEETINGS AND EVENTS

   • MEMBER AND PUBLIC SERVICES

   • PUBLIC OUTREACH

   • WEBSITE

   • LITERATURE

   • ANNUAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE

   • INTERGROUP CORRESPONDENCE

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

 

Contributions to WSO can be made at—

   https://adultchildren.org/resources/donate/

7th Tradition

Contact Washington State ACA Intergroup:

     Email:  wastateaca@gmail.com

     GoogleGroup:  https://groups.google.com/g/wa-state-aca-intergroup

 

Intergroup "Chair", Kaz S at:

     kazesama@mac.com (240-383-7077)

Greater Western Region Rep, Rosalie M, at:

     acarosalie@gmail.com (253-279-2212)

Intergroup Treasurer, Elaine A at:

     Elaine.Arm39@gmail.com (360-921-2329)

Literature Co-Chair, Midge G, at:

     MidgeGamboa@gmail.com (360-581-8851)

IT Chair, (vacant—contact Kaz at:

​     KazeSama@mac.com (240-383-7077)

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 describes all ACA literature and is also a direct source—

           https://shop.adultchildren.org/

BOOKShttps://shop.adultchildren.org/collections/books

     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—  https://adultchildren.org/digital-literature/

en Español:  (Gran Libro Rojo)—  https://shop.adultchildren.org/products/ninos-adultos-de-alcoholicos

                   (Doce Pasos)  —     https://shop.adultchildren.org/products/los-doce-pasos-de-ninos-adultos

 

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

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

      https://adultchildren.org/free-literature-english-translated/

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

      https://adultchildren.org/free-literature-english-translated/#apbjump

   Loving Parent Workbook Study Group Guide

   (also see Issues in Meetings below)

Literature
Additonal Resources

Additional Resource Links and information on ACA & other websites:

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General ACA Literature:

   https://adultchildren.org/literature/

   https://shop.adultchildren.org/collections/booklets-trifolds

Specific Topics:

   Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

   PTSD

   Sponsorship/Fellow Traveler

   Group Meeting Resources

   Issues That May Arise in Meetings 

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

     https://adultchildren.org/free-literature-english-translated/#apbjump

   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

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