Bay Area SAA Welcome

A Special Welcome to Women

Ideas for Beginning in SAA

The San Francisco Bay Area fellowship of Sex Addicts Anonymous has made it a priority to ensure that women who are interested in our fellowship feel welcome and safe in our meetings. Many women have found serenity and freedom in the rooms of SAA. Please join us.

Local Resources for Women

If you would like to speak to a woman sex addict in the Bay Area about our program, call (415) 456-1063 or email women@bayareasaa.org and leave a message stating that you would like to talk with a woman about your situation. A woman from our fellowship will get back to you. We can arrange for a woman to accompany you to a meeting or to give you the code for special women's teleconference meetings.

Other Resources for Women

If you wish to tap into the national network of women via e-mail, visit saa-recovery.org/ForWomen.

A Woman Sex Addict Shares her Experience

I am very grateful to have found SAA and sobriety in 2004 in Miami Beach, Florida. SAA had just started there and meetings were often 2 or 3 people, if that. There were only 2 or 3 meetings a week. The shame I felt at facing my sex addiction was overwhelming. I cried at every meeting (and as a home group friend recently reminded me, all the way through every meeting!) During that first year, I finally learned that I didn't have to act out, and I learned that I had never known that I had that right. As my sobriety took hold, I started to have a sense of personal dignity I had never before experienced.

There were always women at those early meetings, and I was the one who spoke to every woman who called the number on our little website. We learned to be creative, grateful for what we had, and put each other's sobriety first. I got sober in a group of people who had to learn by getting sober together.

When I moved to San Francisco in 2005, the picture was truly different. There are 48 meetings a week here, some with a hundred people, and I am frequently the only woman. I was warmly welcomed and invited to meetings and fellowship everywhere. At the beginning, I pretty much hung out with the gay men until I got to know everyone. Now I have so many friends and I am involved in service and love my SAA life. sobriety, and spiritual growth.

We are working hard to make it easier for women to join the fellowship and stay. The truth is, it's hard for all of us—men and women. It takes such tremendous courage to take that first step, to pick up the phone and call, or to walk in to a meeting. Please know that there are so many of us who have been where you are, and we are all waiting to help you. You don't have to suffer alone any more.

 

 

Bay Area SAA Contact Us

(415) 456-1063
Bay Area Intergroup • P.O. Box 14754 • San Francisco, CA 94114
General Info: info@bayareasaa.org
Información General: espanol@bayareasaa.org
Meeting List Updates/Requests: meetinglist@bayareasaa.org
Women Seeking Recovery: women@bayareasaa.org
GLBTQQI Seeking Recovery: glbt@bayareasaa.org
Out of the Fog Newsletter: newsletter@bayareasaa.org
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Bay Area SAA Announcements

Workshop!

Intergroup will be sponsoring a workshop to discuss how we can make our meetings feel safe and inclusive for all men and women. The workshop will feature Elizabeth from the Tucson fellowship, (she has been a keynote speaker at the Convention) There will be a panel discussion as well as a workshop, and free lunch. All are encouraged to attend. Look for flyers. Get more info by sending an email to jhowardc@outlook.com.

Volunteers at March Retreat

To support the 2018 SAA Convention, volunteers are needed to devote an hour or two to pass out raffle tickets and collect the payment for them at the Retreat during a lunch or dinner. A few volunteers are also needed to staff a table at registration. It doesn't take much time, is a good service opportunity and a great way to meet others in the Fellowship. Please contact Howard C at jhowardc@outlook.com or Bob L at chicadad@gmail.com

Outer Circle Events!

Each meeting is encouraged to organize and sponsor outer circle events. Contact Sam Z. (samzabor@yahoo.com) to announce your event.

New Meeting in San Mateo

Tuesdays 7:00 PM at the Congregational Church of San Mateo. Please note that the church would like us to refer to the meeting as a "support" group when we are at the church. Signs to direct you to the room will refer to the "support group meeting". The church address follows. Please enter through the back of the church, at the Office entrance, which is accessed from Catalpa street, where there is also a church parking lot. Congregational Church of San Mateo, 225 Tilton Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401. (Access to the office entrance is from Catalpa Ave. Catalpa is a block north of Tilton.

The Retreat!

The annual SAA retreat will be held Friday, March 17, 2017 to Sunday March 19th, 2017 at Walker Creek Ranch in Petaluma. The retreat offers workshops, meetings, fellowship, fun, and the opportunity to strengthen and deepen your sobriety.
Please register by March 1 to enable the planning committee to provide the necessary lodging and meal counts to the Walker Creek staff. If you are unable to attend the retreat for the entire weekend, please feel free to come for a day or for as much time as you are able. The retreat is a truly unique and special experience; just ask your fellows who have been in the past. Please look for flyers or click on Events page.

Intergroup Meeting Location

Intergroup is considering whether to move its meeting location to the South Bay for a period of time. We would appreciate your input on this topic. Please contact Brian R at Email brian195410@gmail.com with any input you may have.

Thursday Night Speaker Series in Los Altos

Special Speaker Series: the Thursday Night One Day at a Time Meeting is hosting a speaker series featuring women of SAA sharing their experience, strength and hope for 20 minutes. The Speaker meetings will be on the second Thursday of each month through March. Please join each month for this unique opportunity. Thursday night 7:30 p.m. meeting in Los Altos

Guided Silent Meditation Walk

May 4th, 8 AM following the SF 7AM Thursday Steps Meeting. To City view destination to be announced.

Publishing Announcements

Call (415) 456-1063 or send email to info@bayareasaa.org to publish fellowship news and announcements here.

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