Are the WSO staff OA members?
Some staff members are members of OA and some are not. All are hired for their professional expertise and their desire to serve the OA Fellowship. We respect their anonymity as we would any member of OA.
Does the World Service Office set OA policy?
The World Service Office does not make decisions on policy for the Fellowship. The staff serves the Fellowship and follows its direction as set by the annual World Service Business Conference and the Board of Trustees.
How do I contact the WSO?
By mail: PO Box 44727, Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87174-4727 USA.
By telephone: 1-505-891-2664. By fax: 1-505-891-4320.
What is the World Service Office?
The World Service Office, located in Rio Rancho, New Mexico USA, works to provide quality support and services to the OA Fellowship. These services include: worldwide OA meeting directories, a print and online magazine and quarterly newsletter, a website, public information activities, World Service Conferences and Conventions, and more than 150 literature and recovery-related items.
Why was New Mexico USA, chosen to be the site of OA’s World Service Office?
In her book Beyond Our Wildest Dreams, our founder Rozanne talks about this process. The main office of OA was located near Los Angeles, California USA, for thirty-five years. At that time, the Fellowship continued to grow but, due to local and national shifts in economy, its income had decreased, so OA, Inc., performed a business relocation study. The decision was made to move to Rio Rancho, New Mexico, just outside Albuquerque (USA). The new World Service Office building and warehouse opened its doors on November 11, 1994.