Bay Area SAA Welcome
- Next Meetings
- Mon. 7:30AM • Pacifica • Breakfast of the Souls
- Mon. 9AM • Courage to Recover TeleMeeting 90 min.
- Mon. 10AM • Monday Mid-Day Womens TeleMeeting
- Mon. 10AM • Women's Conquering Fear of Intimacy
- Mon. 12:10PM • Santa Clara • Discussion
- Mon. 1:10PM • San Francisco • First Things First, Reading/Discussion
- Mon. 5PM • Monday Men's TeleMeeting
- Mon. 5PM • Voice Computer SAA Meeting Monday
- Mon. 5PM • Sobrios Por Hoy
- Mon. 6PM • San Francisco • Write On! to Recovery -- A Writing Meeting
- Mon. 6PM • Berkeley • Step of the Month
- Mon. 6PM • Original Monday Evening Women's TeleMeeting
- Mon. 6PM • Monday Night GLBTQ
- Mon. 6PM • Answers in the Heart Study
- Mon. 6PM • Monday New Choice Women's Meeting
- Mon. 6PM • SAA Online Text Monday
- Mon. 7PM • Chico • Chico From Shame to Grace Monday
- Mon. 7PM • San Francisco • Internet and Sexual Sobriety
- Mon. 7PM • San Ramon • Step Study/Meditation/Topic Meeting
- Mon. 7PM • We Agnostics of SAA
- More Meetings…
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
|Bay Area Intergroup • P.O. Box 14754 • San Francisco, CA 94114|
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Información General: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting List Updates/Requests: email@example.com
Women Seeking Recovery: firstname.lastname@example.org
GLBTQQI Seeking Recovery: email@example.com
Out of the Fog Newsletter: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Annual Convention attendees
Please tell us if you will be attending the Convention to participate in some valuable (and easy) service opportunities. Please contact Bob L at email@example.com.
Outer Circle Events!
Each meeting is encouraged to organize and sponsor outer circle events. Contact Sam Z. (firstname.lastname@example.org) to announce your event. An outer circle event is in the works for the A's Giants game: more info will follow.
Intergroup Visioning and Budget Meetings coming up: Consider Joining us.
At the May meeting of Intergroup, we will be conducting our annual "visioning" exercise, imagining ways in which Intergroup could do more to help our local meetings, and carry the message. Please consider attending to share ideas you may have. In June the agenda will include our annual budgeting exercise, so if you have a proposal that would involve financial support form Intergroup, please consider attending that meeting. Intergroup meeting the second Saturday of the month at 11:15, so we will be meeting May 13 for Visioning, and the June 10 meeting will include the budget discussion. Lunch will be served at the May 13 meeting.
Intergroup meets at Lutheran Church of the Cross, 1744 University Ave. Berkeley. Room 210 at 11:15 to 12:45 every second Saturday of the month.
Guided Silent Meditation Walk
There will be a one hour silent meditation walk to Dolores Park, leaving at 8:00 a.m. from Most Holy Redeemer (18th and Diamond in SF), immediately following the 7:00 a.m. meeting at that location, on May 4.
Outer Circle Event
The second outer circle event, also May 4, will be at the Thursday 7:00 p.m. meeting at Shaar Zahav at 16th and Dolores in SF. The meeting that night will include three 10 minute guided meditations, followed by the rest of the meeting, and then fellowship afterwards.
Starting April 24: LGBT and Women's meeting. A new meeting with a weekly rotating format will begin on April 24 and will be held at 7:15p.m. weekly at the Lutheran Church of the Cross, 1744 University Ave. Berkeley. Room 210
Call (415) 456-1063 or send email to email@example.com to publish fellowship news and announcements here.