2020 HOW OA Retreat

Overcoming Fear with a Faith that Works – May 22-24, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of our 2020 Annual HOW-OA Retreat. We know that this is a disappointment to our Fellowship, as every year we look forward to celebrating abstinence, the HOW-OA program of hope and recovery, and meeting dear friends, old and new, from near and far.

The decision to cancel the retreat was not taken lightly. However, because of our numerous concerns related to the health and safety of our attendees, we are confident it is the correct decision at this time. It has become clear that proceeding with the Retreat in Santa Cruz during this pandemic, is an unacceptable safety risk due to the uncertainty of the viral spread and containment. These are unprecedented times, impacting travel possibilities and compelling restrictions on large gatherings. For all of us at HOW-OA Intergroup of Northern California, the health and well-being of our community comes first.

We remain grateful for your love and support ans we look forward to a large and happy gathering of our fellowships next year 2021 in Santa Cruz. As always, it is important to remember that HOW-OA is not a place or an event; it exists in the hearts, minds and help freely offered by HOW-OA groups and members around the world as we continue to focus on our primary purpose of carrying the message of hope and recovery.

HOW-OA Intergroup of Northern California

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Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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