Comfort for Christmas – ACA Phone Meeting Marathon

Holidays can be stressful and can be a time that Adult Children might need particular support. If you are one of those ACA folk who might need to find support somewhere between the turkey and the cranberry sauce all Christmas eve and most of Christmas day a telephone meeting will be available. It is national and runs from December 24 @ 5:00 am to December 25 @ 3:00 am EST. For more information and connection information navigate to the event web page at: https://acawso.org/calendar/aca-phone-meeting-marathon/.

Audio Recordings for the 2021 ACA World Convention are now available

The audio recordings of presentations from the 2021 AWC are now available online. Listen to

  • The Loving Parent Guidebook – An Introduction
  • Boundaries for ACA
  • From Trauma to Healing to Thriving
  • and much much more

These recordings as well as accompanying materials can be downloaded for free at https://adultchildren.org/2021-awc/. For those who are so moved there is a button to make a 7th Tradition donation.

You are invited to the Toronto ACA Annual Conferece

We have been invited to join the folk in Toronto at their Annual Conference on November 6 and 7. For many of us we discovered that we needed ACA Recovery through relationships that were not working for a whole bucket load of reasons. The Theme for the Toronto conference will be “Relationships in ACA Recovery.” Please see below for a descriptive flyer for the event and for the event schedule.

Please note: if you’d like to attend you will need to pre-register. There is a link at the bottom of the Event Flyer.



Ready Set GO!! has sessions now schedule through Feb 2022

Four sessions of Ready Set GO!! are now planned through February. For information on each session please click the links below.

Save the Date for our Fall Retreat – Postponed

Plans are underway for our Fall Retreat. We have decided that we won’t be gathering in person at this time. Please check the retreat page below for information as new plans are firmed up.The theme will be Recovering From Our Brokenness. More information is forthcoming. For up to date information please refer to the retreat web page on our website: https://westgreatlakesaca.org/retreat-recovering-from-our-brokeness-november-5-7-2021/

Save the Date for our 2021 Annual Conference

We are planning to meet in person for our 2021 West Great Lakes ACA Intergroup Annual Conference to be held this year on October 16, 2021. We’ll be meeting at Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL and all Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families are welcome to attend. Planning is underway and as the details are firmed up you can see the latest and greatest information on the West Great Lakes ACA website at: https://westgreatlakesaca.org/2021-annual-conference-resources/

Woodstock ACA Group Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

The Woodstock Adult Children of Alcoholics group will be celebrating their second anniversary with Guest Speaker Rick Atwater MS LCPC of Northwest Community Counseling Center on July 21 at 7:00PM.

The meeting will be held in-person with a virtual option. You may attend in person at: Unity Spiritual Center of Woodstock, 225 W Calhoun Street, Woodstock, IL 60098.

To attend virually go to: https://join.freeconferencecall.com/renewedinside.

For additional information download the event flyer below

Download here

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June 2021 Reparenting Retreat Audio has been published

The Audio for the June 26 Retreat “Reparenting Our Inner Loving Child” has been published. You will find the audio for Ellie W’s and Matt W’s talks as well as versions of Matt’s presentation. The video will be available soon. To listen/download the audio please click here: https://westgreatlakesaca.org/topics-on-reparenting-virtual-retreat-june-26/