IBD HELP CENTER
While our educational resources contain almost everything you might need to know about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, there are some things that you’ll want to talk with a Crohn’s and colitis information specialist about.
Whether you’re looking for a specific resource, referrals to other organizations, or answers to questions you can’t find anywhere else, you can speak with helpful specialists at CCFA’s Irwin M. and Suzanne R. Rosenthal IBD Resource Center (IBD Help Center), Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST:
- Speak with a specialist by telephone at 888-MY-GUT-PAIN (888-694-8872)
- Connect with a specialist via email
- Chat live with a specialist
- Order and Download Free Brochures
PATIENT EDUCATION PROGRAMS
CCFA holds live educational programs where healthcare providers share updates on treatment options, coping strategies, symptom management, and more. Click here for a list of upcoming events.
Webinars are a great way to learn from the experts from the comfort of your home. Participate live to take part in the interactive Q&A session or watch replays of past programs online here.
SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS
Our support group meetings are held in a warm, welcoming, and safe atmosphere. All meetings are offered free of charge. People with IBD and their families and friends are encouraged to attend. If there is no support group in your area, click here to learn about starting a new group!
Click here to see the list of active groups.
POWER OF 2
Interested in peer-to-peer support? Not finding a support group in your area? Power of 2 is a peer-to-peer support program for individuals seeking to talk by phone, email, or Skype to other patients or caregivers with IBD. Click on the appropriate form below to request support or volunteer to help others. Please note that this is not an emergency service and matches are typically made within one to two weeks. If you need assistance sooner, please call our IBD Help Center at 888-MY-GUT-PAIN or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Request support
- Volunteer – Adult OR Child/Teen (ages 10-17)
We have a wide range of educational brochures for every audience. Click here to see the list of what's available and place an order free of charge.
Camp Oasis is a co-ed residential camp is for kids with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis who will be entering grades 2-12 in the following fall. Camper and volunteer applications are available January through April of each year. Camp is typically the last week of June, Sunday through Saturday. The Washington camp is held at YMCA Camp Colman in Longbranch, WA. Learn more at www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/camps.
RESTROOM ACCESS LAWS
Are you a Washington resident and interested in learning more about the WA Restroom Access Act? Please see http://www.doh.wa.gov/PublicHealthandHealthcareProviders/HealthcareProfessionsandFacilities/RestroomAccess.aspx for the details about this state law passed in 2009. If you would like to download the WA Restroom Access Card, please go here: http://www.doh.wa.gov/portals/1/Documents/Pubs/631008.pdf. You will need to print the card and have your healthcare professional sign it before it can be used.
Are you an Oregon resident and interested in learning more about the OR Restroom Access Act? Please see http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/spd/adv/odc/docs/faq-sb277.pdf for the details about this state law that went into effect in 2010. If you would like to download the OR Restroom Access Card, please go here: http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/FoodSafety/Documents/sb227.pdf. You will need to print the card and have your healthcare professional sign it before it can be used.
Looking for an individual therapist to help support you? Our Northwest support network members helped us create this set of suggested guidelines to help you find the right counselor for you!