Intergroups and Chapters
Intergroups and Chapters are regional organizations within FA that are formed to help meetings carry the message of FA recovery
This gift of recovery has been generously given to us as members of FA and, in turn, we gratefully do what we can to pass it on. The goals include: to further the FA program in accordance with the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of FA, to maintain a communication center for FA groups, to provide unity, and to educate the public about the FA program.
At this time, FA has two Intergroups: Eastern Area Intergroup (EAI) and Western Area Intergroup (WAI). EAI has one chapter in the state of Maine. The Maine Chapter is organized as a subgroup of EAI, which allows the Chapter to operate under the EAI bylaws, benefit from its years of experience, and operate as a nonprofit without the legal expense of incorporating.
Both Intergroups and Chapters meet monthly, to share experience, strength and hope; to discuss issues that confront their meetings; and to generate new ideas on how to support each other and reach food addicts who are still suffering. Chapters must be affiliated with an Intergroup.