Dear Fellow Travelers,

The WSO Board of Trustees would like to extend its sincere hope that this letter finds every member of the Fellowship safe and cared for during this global pandemic.

Every January, ACA celebrates its birth in 1978 as a Twelve-Step fellowship for those who suffered childhood trauma. To honor ACA’s 43rd anniversary, I am humbly asking you, if your finances can support it, to join me in chipping in $7 for the 7th Tradition. More than ever, your contribution can bring others the gift of recovery that we ourselves have received.

In many ways, 2020 highlighted the importance of carrying the ACA Message of hope to adult children who still suffer from the fear, shame and abandonment that comes from growing up in an alcoholic or dysfunctional household.  In the midst of a global pandemic, ACA’s worldwide service bodies stepped up their efforts to maintain virtual access for newcomers when most in-person meetings are unavailable.

2021 brings with it growing opportunities to spread the message of recovery.  Virtual meetings, workshops and playdates will continue to bring recovery to adult children around the world.  WSO, partnering with global service bodies, will be expanding its literature publishing and distribution channels around the world.  We’re currently working with members in South Africa, India and Japan to make ACA literature affordable and readily available.

WSO will also be redesigning and upgrading our existing website to offer more Fellowship-driven, diverse content.  We will be adding more online tools so that groups, Intergroups and Regions can keep meeting information current.

These initiatives, and many others, require more resources than were needed in the past.  We cannot depend solely on profits from book sales to keep up with the growing need.  We need assistance from members to fully support our rapidly expanding Fellowship.

ACA’s birthday, celebrated the last Saturday of January, is a great time to renew your commitment to carrying the message.  Making a contribution of varying amounts is easy and can be done by one of several ways:

A $7 for the 7th contribution represents a spiritual gift that can help carry the message to those who are on the verge of giving up hope because they don’t see a way out of the pain and trauma caused by the abuse, shame, abandonment and neglect they suffered as children.  ACA can be there for them. We ask your help in making recovery available to everyone who needs it.

Sincerely and on the behalf of the WSO Board of Trustees,

Bill D., Treasurer