To start a new DA meeting (or re-energize an existing meeting) we suggest these resources:
ORDER BEGINNERS KITS
Use the Literature Order form to order Beginners Kits. These help new groups provide literature to members.
PUBLIC INFORMATION STARTER KIT
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
In D.A., our purpose is threefold: to stop incurring unsecured debt, to share our experience with the newcomer, and to reach out to other debtors.
“I pledge to extend my hand and offer the hope of recovery to anyone who reaches out to Debtors Anonymous.”
A WORD TO NEWCOMERS
If you are having problems with money and debt and think you may be a compulsive debtor, you have come to the right place. Debtors Anonymous can help you. We offer face-to-face, telephone, and internet meetings, and we suggest attending at least six meetings to have an opportunity to identify with the speakers and become familiar with D.A. before deciding whether or not this program is for you. If you identify with some or all aspects of compulsive debting, we hope you will join us on the path of recovery and find the peace, joy, and love that we have found in Debtors Anonymous.
DOWNLOADABLE MEETING RESOURCES:
Contains suggested guidelines for the format of a D.A. meeting, which may vary, depending upon the group conscience of its members, using D.A.’s Fourth Tradition as a guide.
Contains suggested guidelines for the format of a B.D.A. meeting, which may vary, depending upon the group conscience of its members, using D.A.’s Fourth Tradition as a guide.
Information on Conducting Business Meetings
Suggestions for conducting Group Inventory
Read the Board written essay “How to Keep Your Meeting Alive”
Our guide to organizing special events that are aligned with our Steps and Traditions
A flyer for posting on bulletin boards
Helpful terms for D.A. Groups
Group registration allows the General Service Board and the General Service Office to keep in better contact with our members.
Group sponsorship is a D.A. resource that:
- Provides new, less experienced or struggling DA groups with resources that can help to grow or strengthen their meetings.
- Assists new, less experienced or struggling DA groups meetings to find a Sponsor Group.
- Assists more established DA groups to become a Sponsor group for a less experienced meeting.
Once you send your email, you will receive an auto-response containing resources and suggestions for potential Sponsor Groups, Sponsee Groups and new or struggling groups. If you require further information you can reply to the auto-response with your questions. Someone will reply to your questions as soon as possible.