Additional Resources

We know that many people living with IBD need a bit of extra support. We are here to help with a listing of outside organizations, companies, and services that can make your life easier or assist you with getting the care that you need. These organizations can help advocate on your behalf and/or provide you with resources to understand your patient rights.


If you are looking for a specific resource not on this list, please contact our IBD Help Center.


The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation does not endorse the services offered by the organizations listed below. This is offered for informational purposes only.



Aimed Alliance

Aimed Alliance is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit health policy organization. The mission of Aimed Alliance is to protect and enhance the rights of health care consumers and providers.


American Restroom Association

The American Restroom Association advocates for the availability of clean, safe, well designed public restrooms.


Center for Medicare Advocacy

The Center for Medicare Advocacy’s mission is to advance access to comprehensive Medicare coverage, health equity, and quality health care for older people and people with disabilities by providing exceptional legal analysis, education, and advocacy.


Disability Benefits Help

Since 2009, Disability Benefits Help has provided information to individuals who are seeking to apply for Social Security Disability benefits or have been denied after applying for Social Security disability.


Find Law contains a wealth of free, up-to-date, and easily understandable legal information and tools.


Families USA

Families USA, a national, non-partisan voice for health care consumers, is dedicated to achieving high-quality, affordable health care and improved health for all.


Legal & Advocacy Resources

A database of disability resources, including information on free or low-cost medical supplies, government/legislative disabilities information, resources for caregivers, assistive technology solutions, and more.


Medicare Rights Center

The Medicare Rights Center is a national, nonprofit consumer service organization that works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities through counseling and advocacy, educational programs, and public policy initiatives. 


National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives

The mission of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) is to advocate for improvements in Social Security disability programs and to ensure that individuals with disabilities applying for Social Security Disability and SSI benefits have access to highly qualified representation and receive fair decisions.


Patient Advocate Foundation

Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which provides case management services and financial aid to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses.


Patient Advocate Foundation - Jennifer Jaff CareLine

The Jennifer Jaff Center partnered with Patient Advocate Foundation to offer the Jennifer Jaff CareLine. This program offers free and confidential navigational assistance with financial and practical challenges that impact your ability to access healthcare.