Dear Fellow Travelers,

The WSO Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers would like to extend their sincere hope that this letter finds every member of the Fellowship safe and cared for on their journey to recovery from childhood trauma, neglect, and abuse.

Every January, ACA celebrates its birth in 1978 as a Twelve-Step fellowship for those who suffered childhood trauma. To honor ACA’s 45th anniversary, we are humbly asking you to join us in chipping in $7 for the 7th Tradition or more if your finances can support it. More now than ever your contribution can bring the gift of recovery to others.

In many ways, 2022 highlighted the importance of carrying the ACA Message of hope to adult children in their own language who still suffer from the fear, shame and abandonment that comes from growing up in an alcoholic or dysfunctional household.  WSO brought 11 international books to print in 2022 alone!

2023 brings with it growing opportunities to spread the message of recovery.  Virtual meetings, literature in their own language, and workshops will continue to bring recovery to adult children around the world.  The WSO, partnering with global service bodies, has been expanding its literature publishing and distribution channels around the world.

The WSO will also continue with the work of 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 have become a non-profit that relies on profits from book sales to keep up with the growing needs of the fellowship.  We urgently need assistance from members to fully support our rapidly expanding Fellowship.

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

We hope that every ACA member whose life has been saved by this program will make a contribution so others can have the same opportunity. A 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 for your help in making recovery available to everyone who needs it. If you wish only to give a $7 for the 7 th contribution WSO will gratefully accept it.

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

Fredrik H., Treasurer