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

Audio Version of the SAA Green Book Now Available!

The audiobook version of Sex Addict's Anonymous Green Book is now available for purchase on Google Play Books and Apple Books with either a woman or man's voice. It is available through Audible with only the man's voice reading it. They are hoping they'll get the woman's voice version on Audible soon.

The SAA Women's Intergroup Welcomes Your Support!

SAA members of any gender can join the monthly business meetings or donate by sending a check to SAA Women's Intergroup, P.O. Box 2901, Issaquah, WA, 98027 or using PayPal to give to saawomensig@gmail.com

Women's sponsor-sponsee connection meeting

- For women seeking sponsors or sponsees. Held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm Central. Contact the SAA Women's Intergroup for more information: saawomensig@gmail.com

Submissions Requested for Out Of The Fog

Share your reflections on the retreat - Deadline: June 14th - submit to newsletter@bayareasaa.org.

Outer Circle!

A Bay Area SAA bike gang (group) is being developed and you are invited to join in the hijinks. Have a motorcycle? Like to ride it? Enjoy beautiful scenery and tasty food? Contact saabiker@gmail.com to find out more!

Is Your Other Meeting Missing Out On Announcements?

Please send an email contact to: info@bayareasaa.org to get on the mailing list & keep your meeting informed.

Attention: Sex Workers past and present

New meeting "We Are Priceless". Supporting people who are or have been in the sex industry & want to recover from sex addiction. Location: Online - ZOOM video and call in for audio only Day: Weekly Looking for allies in SAA members who are available to sponsor, with 2 or more years of sobriety from sex addiction and have completed the 12 Steps of SAA with a sponsor. For safety, interested members are requested to email saa.xsw@gmail.com for more info. FOR SAFETY, INTERESTED MEMBERS ARE REQUESTED TO EMAIL SAA.XSW@GMAIL.COM

3 More Women Needed for the New Bay Area Phone Line

Contact: kristinaanonymous@gmail.com

An LGBT Intergroup has formed.

To join your meeting to it contact ISO: www.saa-recovery.org.

New live meeting

Cis/Trans Women and Non-Binary - Kindness in Recovery. Location: Pacific Center* (Berkeley) Day: Friday Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm *Please see listing under Meetings.

Publishing Announcements

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

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