H.O.W. (OA HOW) is a movement within Overeaters Anonymous whose basic principle is that abstinence is the only means to freedom from compulsive overeating and the beginning of a spiritual life. The HOW acronym stands for Honesty, Openmindedness, and Willingness. This page is maintained by the Virtual Service Board (VSB), which serves as an intergroup service body for OA HOW Two-Hour Format Phone Meetings.


Note:  Our phone meeting service changes our phone numbers   periodically, so this list is regularly changing.  Check back for updates.

Sunday, 3:00 pm (ET)  • Phone: 605-562-3140 • Access Code: 754082# 

Monday, 8:00 pm (ET) • Phone: 605-562-3140 • Access Code: 717351# 

Tuesday, 12:30 pm (ET) • Phone: 605-562-3140 • Access Code: 301672#  

Wednesday, 8:00 pm (ET) • Phone: 605-562-3140 • Access Code: 136342# 

Thursday, 12:30 pm (ET) • Phone: 641-715-3660 • Access Code: 954578# 

Friday, 8:00 pm (ET) • Phone: 605-562-3140 • Access Code: 503152#

Saturday, 10:30 am (ET)* • Phone: 605-475-5950 • Access Code: 12128#

*The Saturday OA HOW 2 Hour Format phone meeting is not affiliated with the VSB.  The information that is presented is from www.oa.org and is accurate as of 12/20/14. ============================================================================

VSB "We Care List" 

The “We Care List” provides contact information for the members of the 2-hour OA HOW phone meetings who wish to receive and make calls to others who are working the 2-hour OA-HOW concept.  

  • To add yourself to the We Care List or update your information, please click here and provide your information in the provided form.
    Note: If you are not currently working the 2-hour OA-HOW concept, please consider whether to include your contact information. 
  • To receive the We Care List by email:  Email vsboahow@gmail.com and request the We Care List. 

Click here to enter your information into the We Care List


Virtual Service Board

The OA HOW Two-Hour Phone Meetings Virtual Service Board meets on the second Sunday of the month at 7:00 PM Eastern Time. The next meeting will be held SUNDAY, May 8, 2016. All are welcome to attend and contribute, although only meeting representatives vote. There is a relatively new phone number for this meeting. Please call 605­-562­-3140 and use access code 701930# to join the meeting.   


Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience and mutual support are recovering from compulsive overeating.  We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively.  Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and to carry this message of recovery to those who still suffer.


Web Site

This web site was created to support the OA HOW two hour format virtual phone meetings.  While this web site is shared by several meetings, each meeting is a separate entity.  This site is maintained by the Virtual Service Board for the OA HOW two hour format phone meetings.  If you have any questions, updates, or corrections for the web site please contact our current web managers at oahowwebsite@gmail.comIf you have any questions or concerns about OA HOW Two-Hour Format Phone Meetings in general please contact oahowmeetings@gmail.com.

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