ACA Walk and Talk – Wheaton, IL – May 27

Join us for the second Walk and Talk of 2018
Danada Forest Preserve
Wheaton, IL

Sunday, May 27, 2018
9:00 AM

We’ll meet at 9:00am and start walking at 9:15am. Look for breadcrumbs if you arrive late. We normally walk for 1 or 1 1/2 mile, and we’ll supply water. All Adult Children of Alcoholics and other dysfunctional families are welcome to join us for this 2nd Walk and Talk of 2018

Danada Forest Preserve
3S580 Naperville Road, Wheaton, IL.
(West side of Naperville Road, south of Butterfield Road (56))

After our walk we will join together for Lunch at the Verdict Restaurant in Wheaton.

Please share this flyer with your ACA Group.

For a complete least of Walk and Talk events for 2018 click here.

Announcing Our 3rd Annual ACA Retreat

HEAR YE             HEAR YE
JUNE 22 – 24   2018
– The Steps We Take – 
facilitated by Bob S.!!
New location! Private rooms! Air Conditioning! Quiet retreat seeing on Benet Lake!
The 12 Steps are the core of our recovery, along with the 12 Traditions. 
Come and learn, grow, laugh and enjoy the company of fellow travelers.

Ready, Set, Go – One Day – Green Bay – June 2nd

The Green Bay ACA groups are presenting a wonderful opportunity to work the “ACA 12 steps” and “Loving Parent / Inner Child Non Dominant Hand Writing” workshop on June 2nd starting at 9:00. (See Attached flyer for details)

Where: Crossroads Community Church, 520 S. Oakland St, Green Bay WI 54303
When: Saturday, June 2nd from 9am to 4:30pm
RSVP by May 21 to:

Ready, Set, GO!! program is an orientation/introduction for those who wish to take the ACA Twelve Steps and learn about becoming your own Loving Parent. The material that forms the script is taken from our Big Red Book and our ACA 12 Step workbook.

This program is useful for:

  • Newcomers
  • Old Timers needing a refresher course with the ACA 12 steps & “Loving Parent”
  • Those interested in getting an idea of the ACA 12 Steps before doing the workbook.
  • Opportunity for “Fellow Travelers” to go though the steps with others in atmosphere of mutual respect.
  • Celebrate the growing ACA community across Chicagoland, Wisconsin, Midwest Region and beyond….

Come celebrate “ACA Unity and Fellowship” with us in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Program scripts available for $10 or you can download and print your copy here.
This literature is not ACA WSO conference-approved literature. It is solely the product of the ACA group that created it. The ACA WSO is not responsible for and has no opinion about the content of this document

Download a flyer here.

First Walk and Talk for 2018 – Lake Zurich – April 29th

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake. – Wallace Stephens

WALK AND TALK – Lake Zurich, April 29th, SATURDAY 9:00AM

All Adult Children of Alcoholics and other dysfunctional families are welcome to join us for this 1st Walk and Talk of 2018

This is an open event

We’ll meet at 9:00am and start walking at 9:15am. Look for breadcrumbs if you arrive late. We normally walk for 1 or 1.5 mile, and we’ll supply water.

Heron Creek Forest Preserve
22890 N. Old McHenry Rd. Lake Zurich, IL.
(South on Route 22, enter off of Old McHenry Road)

All Adult Children of Alcoholics and other dysfunctional families are welcome to join us for this 1st Walk and Talk of 2018.

Let’s get together to share our hearts and soles (get it?)

Afterwards we’ll gather for LUNCH at the Egg Shell Restaurant, 596 W. IL Route 22, Lake Zurich, IL. 847-719-EGGS

Please RSVP to Kathleen A. at 847-946-0170 Thanks!

For additional information please download the flyer below

For a complete list of 2018 Walk and Talk Events click here.

2018 ACA Walk & Talks (and Lunch)

The West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup has announced the dates for the 2018 Walk and Talk events. Each Month from April to October on the last Sunday of the month Adult Children of Alcoholics and other dysfunctional families are welcome to gather with us for a walk, to talk with one another in the great outdoors and then if you would like to join for lunch.

These, as well are Open events for those who might be curious, searching or new.

Bring your walking shoes. We provide the water. We gather at 9:00 and normally start walking by about 9:15 am.

Let’s get together to share our hearts and soles (get it?)

The events for 2018 are as follows

Please download the flyer below for additional information.

Ready Set GO!! 4 Telephone Meetings Starting April 4, 2018

April 2018 Ready Set GO!!
ACA WSO Registered Telephone Meetings

Sponsored By: The West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup IG# 70
Dial 1-712-770-8031 Code: 316354

8:00pm-9:30pm Eastern Time or 7:00pm-8:30pm Central Time
Wednesdays – April 4, 11, 18 and 25

Ready Set GO!! Meetings are closed ACA meetings for introducing the ACA 12 Steps and the ACA program over a four week period. Ready Set GO!! is for newer ACA members to become acquainted with the ACA Twelve Steps. RSG is good preparation to do the ACA 12 Step Workbook when a member feels ready. The experienced member may like to refresh their recovery.

The material is taken from our Big Red Book and our ACA 12 Step Workbook. It requires those in attendance to listen to the material with an open mind and an open heart and in good faith with a desire to learn about ACA recovery. Ready Set GO!! can be taken over and over again to get more out of it. Requests will be made for Sharing Partners for the 4 weeks.

It is suggested that Interested members can go to to print out the 101 page pdf of the script and the handouts of the Ready Set GO!! material. Go to: Global ACA News (on this page) and click under Ready Set GO!! Materials. Print this out in a single sheet format and bring this material to all the meetings. If you cannot print this material you are still welcome to join the meeting for listening, sharing and connecting with other adult children. Just following along with your computer would be just fine.

It is suggested members commit to attending the 4 consecutive meetings in a row to cover all 12 steps. Our agenda includes: Week 1—The Overview, Steps 1, 2 and 3. Week 2—Steps 4 and 5, Week 3—Steps 6, 7, 8 and 9, Week 4—Steps 10, 11 and 12.

The West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup website will have all information for Ready Set GO!! Any questions contact Toni at

Click here for a flyer.

Libertyville Monday Night ACoA group is celebrating 30th Anniversary

When: Monday, April 09, 2018 at 7pm
Where: St. Lawrence Episcopal Church, 125 W. Church St, Libertyville
Speaker: Ellie W.
Party Time: Refreshments will be served after the meeting

We are having an open meeting, which means everyone is welcome. If you are a member of a 12 Step group, have a family member or friend in a 12 Step program, or somebody who heard about ACoA and wants to check it out, this is the event for you.

First, we’ll have a speaker talk about her recovery using the 12 Steps. Our speaker, Ellie W., is very knowledgeable about ACoA issues because she has been a member of ACoA for 30 years. In fact, she is a co-founder of our group. She’ll also answer questions.

Then we’ll have a party to celebrate our group being together and helping support each other in recovery for 30 years. Please join us!

Please Post / Forward this flyer to whoever will benefit. Thanks!

We would especially enjoy having former members attend.

Need more info? Contact Don

Download a flyer here.

New Fitchburg Loving Parent / Inner Child Meeting – EVERY WEDNESDAY

The Fitchburg Loving Parent / Inner child Workshop now meeting on the following days:

  • EVERY Wednesday @ 7:00pm
  • EVERY Thursday @ 12:00
  • EVERY Saturday @ 11:00

The Leadership guide is easy to follow, so that anyone can feel comfortable leading the meetings. If you can read you can lead….

After all, a dialogue with the “Loving Parent” and “Inner Child” is the (Chapter 8 – Solution; Becoming Your Own Loving Parent) in the Big Red Book. As the solution states: “You will recover the child with in you. Learning to love and accept yourself.”

Integration of the Inner Child into the Adult Self is the definition of becoming “Whole”.

Come join us in our journey from discover to recovery.

Darth Vader says to Luke, “I am your father”. Luke says, “NO, NO, That can’t be true.” And then Darth Vader says… “Search your feelings you know them to be true!” Luke says “That is impossible, Nooooooo”

You can download a flyer describing this new meeting here.