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# 

*Sunday, 8:00 pm (ET) • Phone: 641-715-0632 • Access Code: 802505#
  (Face-to-face meeting with a call-in line; info at sundayoahow@gmail.com)

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#

24/7 Recorded Meeting • Phone: 605-562-3149Access Code: 754082#
        (Weekly recording of Sunday 3pm meeting, enter access code at both prompts.)

* These meetings are not affiliated with the VSB; information presented is from www.oa.org, 9/26/16.


Virtual Service Board (VSB)

The OA HOW Two-Hour Phone Meetings Virtual Service Board meets on the second Sunday of the month at 7:00 PM Eastern Time. All are welcome to attend and contribute, although only meeting representatives vote. Visit the VSB page for more information about upcoming meeting dates and how to attend.

Donate to the VSB

Donate using your credit card or PayPal account by clicking on the "Donate" button below (include the day of your meeting in the Note Section.) See our Donations page for more information about contributing.


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. Click here to access information about the VSB "We Care" list. 


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.



This site is maintained by the Virtual Service Board in support of the OA HOW two-hour format telephone meetings. While this website is shared by several meetings, each meeting is an autonomous entity.

Email oahowwebsite@gmail.com with questions, updates, or corrections for the website.

Contact oahowmeetings@gmail.com with general questions or concerns about OA HOW Two-Hour Format phone meetings.

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