The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation offers nationwide support groups for people with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Most of our support groups are virtual, no matter where you are in the country you can find the support you need.
Our support groups are positive places where patients and their loved ones can share their stories, seek emotional support, find answers to their questions, and connect with a community that shares their challenges. We have many specialized support groups where you can find support for parents and caregivers of patients, j-pouch and ostomy patients, women, men, and more.
To find the support group that will best fit your needs search by category, chapter, state, or zip code. If there is not a group located near you, you are welcome to join a virtual group. If you are having difficulties locating a support group and need assistance, please reach out the IBD Help Center at [email protected].
Are you interested in starting a support group? Contact support services at [email protected] and apply to start a support group. The Foundation also offers virtual support groups on Facebook, our Community, and our peer-to-peer program, Power of Two.
We strive to make our support groups safe spaces where patients can share intimate details about their IBD journeys. Out of respect for our members and volunteers, we ask that no outside organization or individual contact our groups looking to promote a product or service, conduct research, recruit for clinical trials, observe for educational purposes, or participate in interviews.
If you are interested in learning about how we partner on research and other studies please visit: http://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/research/participate-in-research/
If you are interested in learning about how we partner with individuals to present educational material to support groups please contact support programs at [email protected].
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is conducting a survey to understand the experiences of patients and caregivers with accessing healthcare for their Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Your feedback is extremely valuable and will help us prioritize which issues to advocate on in your state and on Capitol Hill; develop helpful Foundation programs and services for patients and caregivers; and inform healthcare professionals about the challenges IBD patients experience accessing the care they need and share resources to address these challenges. The survey is open to adults with IBD and caregivers who are very familiar with the care, medications, and treatment of a loved one who has IBD. Please take a few minutes to complete our survey and share your voice to help improve access to care for all people living with IBD and those who care for them.