Programs

Volunteer:

Thank you for your interest in CCFA!
We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to help out at our events or within our office!



Power of Two:

Power of Two is a one-on-one Crohn's & Colitis Foundation support program that connects people facing challenges brought on by living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Individuals seeking help are matched with a peer mentor who has experienced similar medical and personal concerns. Power of Two peer mentors are trained to support participants through phone, email, or video chat exchanges.  

The program is open to people with Crohn’s or colitis and those with children, family members, or other loved ones with these diseases. Anyone over the age of 10 can apply to be a mentor to provide insights into living with Crohn’s and colitis. (Individuals under the age of 18 will need parental/guardian consent.)    

Whether you are seeking support or are willing to help others as a peer mentor, please contact Alicia Barron by email at abarron@crohnscolitisfoundation.orgor by calling the South Texas Chapter at 713.572.2232 to learn more about Power of Two. You can also request support or volunteer as a mentor at the link below.
http://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/living-with-crohns-colitis/find-a-support-group/




Workplace Giving:

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation - The South Texas Chapter is a proud member of Community Health Charities.

As many as 70,000 new cases of IDB are diagnosed in the United States each year. Odds are you know somebody who could use a hero. Who is a hero? It could be the person next to you. It could be you.

Community Health Charities works with companies to bring volunteer and giving support to 36 leading charities fighting chronic illness. Employees have the power to fun life saving research, prevent disease and support people who are struggling to survive. As a group or individual, you can use your time and talents to support an individual or charity. You can be a hero.
For information on how you can help the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation and other organizations, contact CHC at 952.844.9844 or www.healthcharitiesmn.org.


Become a Professional Member of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation today!


By becoming a Professional Member of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, you will establish yourself as a leader and specialist in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. In addition, you will gain the support and resources that can help you equip your patients with everything they need to take charge of their digestive diseases.

All members receive complimentary subscriptions to the Foundation's biannual national magazine, Take Charge, its research and news bulletin, Under the Microscope, newsletters, and updates from your local chapter.  You'll also receive discounts on events and publications.  Other benefits are outlined here.

Learn more and become a member



Advocacy Update:

Advocacy is a major component of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's mission. Our advocates are not only patients, but family members, friends, caregivers, and doctors who want to make their voices heard and see a future free from Crohn's and colitis.  

Foundation advocates are calling for increased Federal funding for Crohn's and colitis research and awareness programs designed to improve the lives of patients.  The Foundation encourages its members, volunteers, and friends to become actively involved in advancing our public policy goals.  By sharing personal stories and providing crucial information about the impact of these devastating diseases, our advocates inform and inspire elected representatives in Congress. 

We've already achieved great success in urging our legislators to implement responsible policies that can transform the lives of some 1.6 million Americans.  With your help, we can accomplish even more! 

Introducing the new Advocacy Toolkit!  A great collection of information regarding advocacy and what you can do!