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 510-426-6420. 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
Men's newcomer line: (510) 906-1644
Women's newcomer line: (510) 426-6420 (new number)
Bay Area Intergroup • P.O. Box 14754 • San Francisco, CA 94114
Members may contribute to Intergroup by sending a check payable to "BAISAA Inc." to the PO Box above.
PayPal E-Mail : BAISAApaymentonly@gmail.com
Indicate the meeting you are making a payment for.
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
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Bay Area SAA Announcements

Support Group for Sponsors

Meetings are on Saturday's: June 4, August 6, October 1, December 3 at Trinity Presbyterian Church • 3151 Union Ave • San Jose (9:45am - 10:45am). Contact (text): Bill N (408) 568-9702

Outer Circle Bike Ride- Sat 6/4/22, 8:45am

Santa Cruz--Davenport (18-20 miles)
Contact: Gil 831.419.3342
anothergratefulguy@gmail.com

Meeting splits into in-person and online 3rd of June

The LGBTQ+ Freedom Friday meeting of Sex Addicts Anonymous will resume in-person meetings on Friday, June 3. The meetings will return to the Castro Community Room at 501 Castro Street in San Francisco, on the second floor above the former Sunglass Hut. It will continue to be an open meeting. All are welcome. The virtual version of this meeting will continue to occur on Zoom at the same time."

New Editor for OOTF

The Out of the Fog newsletter has a new editor, Matt T., and it has been converted to an online format. To download the latest issue, click on the Intergroup tab on top of this page, then the Newsletters tab on the left.

SAA Podcasts!

The Sex Addicts Recovery Podcast has officially been launched on all major podcasting platforms. To listen to your favorite podcast platform, please visit https://sexaddictsrecoverypod.com/ or to listen directly, please visit our landing page at our host site https://sarpod.libsyn.com. For more information, please email: jason@sexaddictsrecoverypod.com

Annual Retreat

In lieu of a retreat this year we envision having regional workshops. We may organize these according to Areas. Stay tuned!

Marin Host needed

Ken H. has graciously offered his photography studio in San Anselmo for an Outer Circle event. Sponsorship by an SAA meeting would be essential. Call 415-456-1063.

Publishing Announcements

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

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