The Intergroups Subcommittee was formed to give assistance, support, and guidance to new, forming, and existing Intergroups with planning, organization, and questions about protocol. It communicates news and concerns of the ACA Intergroups to the Region and World Service boards. A priority for the Intergroups Subcommittee is to connect forming, new and existing Intergroups with each other to share their Experience, Strength, and Hope. We are helping them share best practices among themselves. NOTE: As of February 2023, Intergroups Subcommittee is now a part of Regions/Intergroups Subcommittee of Member Services Committee. Please see this link for more information: https://acawso.org/intergroups/
WHAT IS AN ACA INTERGROUP OR REGIONAL SERVICE COMMITTEE?
(Extracted from the ACA Fellowship Text)
In areas where many ACA meetings exist, an Intergroup is generally formed to provide a forum for conducting ACA business within a given geographical area. The individual groups continue to conduct their own group business; however, the groups can select a meeting representative to represent the group at an Intergroup meeting. The Intergroup, therefore, is composed of members from the various ACA groups. The Intergroup helps coordinate helpline functions, public information efforts, hospitals and institutions meetings, and ACA events in a given area. An ACA Regional Service Committee serves a similar function by helping coordinate ACA functions and fellowship business among Intergroups in a geographical area.
When an Intergroup is formed, each ACA group elects an Intergroup representative, who attends a monthly or quarterly Intergroup meeting. If there is no Intergroup in your area, your group can elect a Group Service Representative, who can attend the Annual Business Conference. A Regional Service Committee serves as a coordinating point for several Intergroups in a geographical area. Intergroup Representatives attend Regional Service Committee meetings as well.
Pages 603 thru 606 of the ACA Fellowship text provide additional information on how to start an Intergroup or Regional Service Committee that is directly responsible to those they serve.
We welcome all help from Intergroups, especially with getting meetings registered with the new (meeting) registration form. If your Intergroup has not registered within the past year or does not have an email listed on the website, please update your information with the Intergroup Registration form below. Thanks much! See the list of intergroups for ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics).
Get the List of registered ACA Intergroups here.
Regional Service Committees
Regional Service Committees are part of the Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families service structure that support the membership. This ACA service structure includes meetings, Intergroups, Regions, and the World Service Organization (WSO). Information on Regions can be found in the Big Red Book, pages 604-605. Regions consist of members of Intergroups and meetings in a specific geographic areas. See the ACA Regions here.