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 the IBD Help Center: Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST:





Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Partners

An ambitious program from the Crohn's & Colitis Foundationdesigned to improve the quality of life for patients living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) through research and education. We plan to enroll at least 10,000 or more patients in an online registry to obtain a better understanding of issues facing IBD patients, how they are functioning, what they eat, and how they receive treatment in different areas of the country. We use this network to provide topics for patients to discuss with their physicians and to help improve their quality of life.



Power of Two

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 to other patients or caregivers with IBD. Please note that this is not an emergency service and matches are typically made within one week. If you need more immediate assistance with your questions, please call our IBD Help Center at 888-MY-GUT-PAIN (888-694-8872, extension 8), or email

We are currently not accepting applications from new mentor volunteers while we assess our current mentor list. Please contact your local chapter for other volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in signing up for the Power of 2 program, please e-mail or call 888-694-8872 x 8 to learn more. 





Online Community
We know living with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis can be difficult, but the right resources and support can make day-to-day living easier. Join our free online community to get the support you need in managing your condition. Participate in discussion boardspersonal stories, ask a question to our panel of experts and much more. The Crohn's & Colitis Community is waiting for people just like you. Join today!

Online Support Group

The Online Support Group connects people with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis who face similar challenges. This 4-week series consists of weekly chat sessions that cover specific IBD-related topics and allow participants to share their views on each topic. Each 90-minute chat session is guided by a Foundation moderator.



Campus Connection

The first interactive, college student focused website is now live!  If you’re a college student living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, you can connect to our online community through Facebook to start discussions with other students who are also affected by Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Students can log on, plot themselves on a map, post events on campus, find events on campus and more!  There are great resources for students to use and share with others.  Share this site with all college students with IBD so they can connect with others around the country.



IBD University

IBD U (IBD University) is a resource portal with tips and info to help you as you transition from pediatric care to adult care, for teens with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. They cover various topics including Education, Lifestyle, Healthcare and Self Help! Check out the website for more information!



UC and Crohn's- Website for Teens

We know it’s difficult to live with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis as a teen. You are not alone! We created this site so you can learn and connect with other teens who share their stories and experiences. Log in and check it out!



Advocacy Update
Click to see our National Advocacy updates! We have many exciting new developments with the Foundation and legislation, and we can only continue to grow these efforts with advocates. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming an advocate for these devastating diseases known collectively as IBD.