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“ACA World Service Organization Adult Children of Alcoholics World Service Organization, Inc. (ACA WSO) is an organization of volunteer members elected to serve in the capacity of corporate trustees according to the laws of the State of California, U.S.A. WSO provides a sense of common purpose, stability, and continuity for meetings, Intergroups, and Regions. By serving as a central point of group communication, the WSO encourages unity and similarity among ACA meetings. ACA WSO coordinates meeting information worldwide. It is one place where ACA groups and the general public can find information, literature, and locations of meetings. The mission, the singleness of purpose, of WSO is to carry the message of recovery to all who suffer from being raised in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional environment. ACA WSO maintains a telephone line, postal address, Internet website, and e-mail addresses as a stable communication base for the ACA program. ACA WSO committees prepare the literature for conference approval, prepare the monthly newsletter (The ComLine), coordinate group outreach, and provide public information. The ACA WSO Board of Trustees oversees WSO and its operations. The Board is made up of board members from ACA Regions, Intergroups, and meetings. The ACA trustees hold a monthly teleconference to conduct ACA business during the conference year. To listen in on the teleconference, one needs an access number that is available by contacting WSO or by locating that number on the WSO website.”

  • What is WSO?
  • How do I get involved with WSO or listen to the Teleconference?
  • How do I email WSO?
  • How do I contact WSO about anything in general?
  • Is there a trifold I can purchase for my meeting about WSO?
  • Page 619 in the Fellowship Text explains WSO.

WSO is carrying the message to the adult children who are helped by professionals and institutions and you can help!


In an effort to carry the message around the world, we are working to provide literature to those who work with adult children professionally. If there is anyone you know who is a professional who works with adult children or a facility that helps adult children, we are supplying free literature worldwide. If your therapist/social worker etc., could benefit, please let us know. Any professional who works with adult children can email for this. Any facility; a library, a university, a mental health clinic, etc., can email information@acawso.com to get this free ACA literature. Thank you for your good words and for helping to carry the message.

(From the fellowship text): As we carry our message to the public, we must remember that ACA is a viable and proven program that lines up nicely with 30 years of clinical and medical research on the disease of family dysfunction. No other fellowship addresses the body, mind, and spirit in the manner of ACA understanding. We don’t brag about our fellowship. Yet, we are a program that works for some of the most complex human conditions of the 21st Century. We have a proven solution that brings sure relief and real change. ACA is a way of life that fulfills a person emotionally and spiritually. As a fellowship, too, we can ask for what we need and get it. We can give respect and receive respect from helping professionals who would consider referring our program.

Institutional living:

If you know of anyone who is institutionalized and is an adult child, they can receive ACA literature. If you are in a facility due to your adult issues, you can receive literature. You can arrange for an institution in your town to receive literature. A prison can have literature sent so it will be in their library for the inmates, a nursing home with adult children can receive literature as well as an adult child who is housed in a nursing home, or a rehab facility or a psyche ward, there are many institutions where adult children can receive literature and institutions that can qualify for the literature also for their staff and for their libraries. You can send an email to information@acawso.com to receive more information on how this works.