WAAT: Women's Association for Addiction Treatment


Chapter Meeting Locations

Meetings are FREE if it's your first time, $15 if you have attended WAAT meetings before and you are not a member, FREE if you are a paid member of WAAT.


Tuesday, Dec 31
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Chicago WAAT Meeting
Chicago Mindful Psychotherapy
5537 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640

Chicago-West Suburbs

Tuesday, Dec 10
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

West Suburbs of Chicago Chapter
Insight Behavioral Health
1010 Jorie Blvd., Suite 200, Oak Brook, IL 60523


Thursday, Dec 19
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Coachella Valley WAAT Meeting
Center for Spiritual Living
45-480 Portola Ave., Palm Desert, CA 92260 Map this location

Speaker Meeting

East Bay

Thursday, Dec 26
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM

East Bay Chapter
For information about our meeting location, contact:
Kim Meggs
(916) 633-9747
55 Eckley Lane (please disregard this address and call Kim Meggs as listed above), Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Networking Meeting

Los Angeles

Sunday, Dec 15
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

WAAT 2019 Holiday Party!
Del Rey Yacht Club
13900 Palawan Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 Map this location

Join us at the WAAT Holiday Party 2019 on Sunday, December 15th from 2:00-400pm at the

Del Rey Yacht Club

13900 Palawan Way

Marina Del Rey

RSVP: Colleen Capistrano 562-999-6116/ colleencapistrano@gmail.com


Wednesday, Dec 25
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Malibu WAAT Meeting
Malibu/ The Oaks
300 Calamigos Rd., Malibu, CA 90265 Map this location

Networking Meeting


Wednesday, Dec 18
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Marin WAAT Meeting- Location Change as of 7/17/19
Conference Room
(to the right of the main entrance)
716 4th Street
(walking distance from SMART train), San Rafael, CA 94901 Map this location

New York City

Wednesday, Dec 18
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

New York City WAAT Meeting: Discontinued until further notice.
New York Center for Living
226 East 52nd St.
(between 2nd Ave. and 3rd Ave.), New York, NY 10022 Map this location

Orange County

Tuesday, Jan 7
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Orange County WAAT Meeting
National University
3390 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Map this location


Wednesday, Dec 11
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Sacramento WAAT Meeting
2400 Marconi Avenue
Ste. B, Sacramento, CA 95821 Map this location

San Diego

Tuesday, Dec 17
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

San Diego WAAT Meeting
Good Samaritan Episcopal Church
4321 Eastgate Mall, San Diego, CA 92121 Map this location

New Date & Time!!!!

San Fernando Valley

Friday, Dec 13
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

San Fernando Valley WAAT Meeting
14156 Magnolia Blvd.
Ste.101, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 Map this location

Santa Clara

Thursday, Dec 12
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Santa Clara WAAT Meeting
250 E. Hamilton Ave., Suite A (side door), Campbell, CA 95008 Map this location

Networking Meeting


Wednesday, Dec 25
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Sonoma WAAT Meeting- No Dec. Meeting
Church of the Oaks
175 Page St.
(ample parking in church lot and on street), Cotati, CA 94931 Map this location

Co-Chair: Chanda Rankin, PhD
Co-Chair: Liz Fischel, LCSW
Membership: Sylvie Vatinelle De La Cruz
Speaker Coordinator: Lynn Iovino
CEU Coordinator: Krista MacKinnon
Hospitality: Shannon Clay

South Bay

Monday, Dec 16
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Long Beach/South Bay WAAT Meeting
21515 Hawthorne Blvd #370, Torrance, CA 90503

Networking Meeting

Member Spotlight

Linda Gingras, LMFT, CADC II, CCS

Linda is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a board certified alcohol and drug counselor through the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC), and has also been certified by CAADAC as a Clinical Supervisor. She has extensive experience working with chemically dependent and dually diagnosed populations in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

As the Director of Addiction and Prevention Services at Jewish Family Service, she is responsible for coordinating substance abuse services including prevention, assessment, treatment, education, and referral for chemically dependent clients, program development, in-service training of staff, educational programs in local schools, and community outreach. Prior to coming to Jewish Family Service, she was employed for over five years at Cedars Sinai Medical Center as the team leader for Addiction Medicine Services, and spent ten years as the coordinator for chemical dependency services at a private psychiatric hospital in Southern California.

"WAAT has given me a wonderful opportunity to learn and grow professionally while meeting some of the most outstanding women in the addiction field."