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

Annual Convention attendees

To join the planning committee, please contact Bob L at chicadad@gmail.com.

EDITOR NEEDED:

For the outer circle newsletter 'Out of the Fog' Please phone (415 456-1063.

Sponsor Workshop!

Saturday, August 26, 2017 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. California Pacific Medical Center, Davies Campus North Tower, Level B1, Room B (Next to the cafeteria)

There is a wealth of sponsoring experience, knowledge and skills that reside within individual sponsors in our fellowship. This workshop endeavors to share this breath of experience from one sponsor to another, throughout the fellowship. Its aim is to help potential and new sponsors with fundamental skills and understandings that will smooth the transition from sponsee to sponsor. In addition we can offer and share fresh approaches to sponsors who have long term experience. The object of this workshop is to answer questions, share experiences, and to help those of us who are sponsors the opportunity to enhance our ability to reach out to our fellows and guide them in recovery.

C.P.M.C. is located at Castro St. & Duboce Ave. in San Francisco. If you are traveling from the East Bay, take BART to Civic Center and transfer to the Metro N Judah Line and get off at Dubose St./Noe St. at Dubose Park. Walk 1/2 block west to C.P.M.C.

Annual Camping Trip

will take place the weekend of September 8,9,10 at the Bear River Group campground off of highway 88. This is for SAA members only: register at: bayareasaa.org: Events: Camping. Or with fliers.

Fundraiser & Gathering: New Date

On September 9, please join us in a gathering and fellowship to hear about the 2018 SAA Annual Convention. We will be talking about the great benefit to our fellowships, and about how your service can help make this an outstanding Convention and the importance of fundraising. 1- 3:00pm, Saturday September 9th ~ Bring your babies and mates and smile your way to the hospitable home of of Howard C: 217 Dwight Road, Burlingame, 94010
RSVP to jhowardc@outlook.com so he knows how many fatted calves to slay.
Event details: NO CONTRIBUTION REQUIRED!! We want everyone to hear about the Convention. Please come and join us.
Address: 217 Dwight Road, Burlingame CA (less than a ten minute walk to CalTrain in Burlingame, 3 miles to Millbrae Bart (we may be able to arrange for pick up at BART if you contact us in advance!)
Time: 1:15 to 4:00 (convention discussion around 2:15)
Bring: If you want, something small and simple (a few sodas or waters, a bag of chips, a few cookies: we want to keep it 'pick nick' simple! We will have hot dogs, burgers, portabello mushrooms for the grill, buns (some gluten free), salad and some drinks.
Please RSVP so that we have a good headcount: jhowardc@outlook.com. Please also contact Howard C in person or by email (jhowardc@outlook.com) if you would like to make a matching grant. ~

Intergroup meeting

For the first time ever, Intergroup will meet on the Peninsula for its September 9 meeting. The meeting will be at the usual time, but at 217 Dwight Road, Burlingame, commencing at 11:15 and followed by the Convention gathering at the same location.

Publishing Announcements

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

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