MPS Committee

The purpose of Member and Public Services (MPS) in ACA is to support ACA Members in becoming responsible for their own well-being through ACA-related materials, and to provide information for the Public and professionals by providing ACA-related resources and services.

Check here for the latest MPS Committee (and earlier Outreach Committee) reports to the WSO Board.

January

ACA members accepting the call of service work provide the energy we need to do the good work of ACA around the globe. There could easily be 300 million adult children in the world, so the work ahead remains steady. But we make progress each day. p.536

 In the month of January, we received 403 requests. I emailed 534 answers. As for telephone calls, we got 111 that I returned using Skype for anonymity.

International connections made this month:

UK Sweden Australia Canada Denmark Iceland Finland Japan Germany Slovakia South Africa Taiwan  New Zealand

Remarkable events:

Read more: January

December

ACA members accepting the call of service work provide the energy we need to do the good work of ACA around the globe. There could easily be 300 million adult children in the world, so the work ahead remains steady. But we make progress each day. p.536

 In the month of December, we received 314 requests. I emailed 491 answers. There was a big decline mid-month. As for telephone calls, we got 123 that I returned using Skype for anonymity. I realize that since my first report in April, I lumped Vonage voicemails into the "received emailed requests" category in error since they are received in my inbox. I went back and corrected all previous reports.  It sure comes in handy knowing that it's okay to make mistakes. 

International connections made this month:

Sweden New Zealand India Brazil Hungary Ireland Germany Canada China Japan  France Dominican Republic Netherlands Greenland Israel Australia Italy 

ACA lightbulb

!!THE VERY FIRST ACA LIGHT WAS TURNED ON IN THE COUNTRY OF HONDURAS!!

Remarkable events:

Read more: December

October Report

ACA members accepting the call of service work provide the energy we need to do the good work of ACA around the globe. There could easily be 300 million adult children in the world, so the work ahead remains steady. But we make progress each day. p.536

In the month of October, we received 392 emailed requests. I emailed 318 answers. As for telephone calls, we got 82. I use Skype for callbacks to maintain my anonymity.

International connections made this month:

 Sweden Spain New Zealand Australia UK Mongolia Canada Israel Denmark Germany Finland Belgium China

Remarkable events:

Read more: October Report

November Report

 

ACA members accepting the call of service work provide the energy we need to do the good work of ACA around the globe. There could easily be 300 million adult children in the world, so the work ahead remains steady. But we make progress each day. p.536

In the month of November, we received 350 emailed requests. I emailed 342 answers. As for telephone calls, we got 83. 

International connections made this month:

Sweden Spain New Zealand Australia UK Canada Israel China *South Africa* Japan Switzerland Russia Serbia Turkey Mexico Slovakia and France

  ACA lightbulb

!!THE VERY FIRST ACA LIGHT WAS TURNED ON IN SOUTH AFRICA!!

 

Intergroup News: Santa Barbara CA starting a new one, N. Central PA has new one, Greater NYC is back, Ft. Worth Dallas is starting one. A member requested working on ByLaws for ACA Intergroups 

  Remarkable events:

Read more: November Report

Outreach September 2013

ACA members accepting the call of service work provide the energy we need to do the good work of ACA around the globe. There could easily be 300 million adult children in the world, so the work ahead remains steady. But we make progress each day. p.536

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In the month of September, we received 483 requests in. I sent out 353 answers. Of the 483 incoming requests, 75 of them (or 6%) were from non USA countries. This month we received 77 voicemails which I returned using Skype for anonymity. I recently was helped to find the actual reports which measure mid month to mid month and these are the figures since we started using Vonage; they are the total incoming calls reported. I don't know how many were answered live and how many were voicemails.

3/15/13-4/14/13: 173 4/15/13-5/14/13: 148 5/15/13-6/14/13: 153  6/15/13-7/14/13: 171 7/15/13-8/14/13: 252 8/15/13-9/14/13: 223 9/15/13-10/14/13: 157 as of 10/10/13

International connections made this month:

Germany Australia UK Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar Spain Zambia, (Southern Africa)  Israel Venezuela Sweden Australia Denmark Scotland Taipei, Taiwan  Poland Johannesburg, South Africa

Remarkable events:

Read more: Outreach September 2013

Subcategories

  • MPS Statistics
  • H-and-I Committee

    The Hospital and Institutions (H&I) sub-committee is responsible to the WSO for liaison with these institutions, including the potential development of ACA meetings with the institutions and ensuring materials are available to the institutions upon request in support of such meetings.

     Check here for the latest Hospital and Institutions Committee committee reports to the WSO Board.

  • InterGroups
  • Delegate Training
  • Regions

    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. 

    In April 2017, the WSO Board and the Annual Business Conference (ABC) reaffirmed WSO’s “historical commitment to the formation of regional service entities as important channels for improving service to the fellowship, and for increasing connections between groups, Intergroups, and the WSO.” To register a new Region, or to find existing Regions, click on the buttons on this page. Newly forming Regions can consult the Meeting Directory and Intergroups pages to learn about the fellowship in their area. They can also connect with other Regions by contacting the Membership and Public Service Committee: MPSChair@adultchildren.org. 

    Important Note: The WSO Board and the ABC in 2017 enacted an interim policy guiding Region formation and is updating WSO’s Regions policy and map to reflect the current global fellowship. Newly emerging Regions should consult the Interim Regions Policy and Interim Regions Map.

     

  • The Traveler Newsletter
  • Africa Outreach
  • Public Information
  • ABC 2014

    The 2014 Annual Business Conference will be held in April 2014.

    Check back here for additional information as it becomes available.