Join the Community

Living with Crohn's or ulcerative colitis can be difficult, but the right support and resources can make day-to-day living easier. Whether you're looking for support, want to connect with others your age, or plan to use your voice advocate for IBD cures, we can help you find your community!

Camp Oasis

This co-ed residential summer camp program enriches the lives of children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis by providing them with a safe and supportive camp community. Since all of the campers (and many of the adults) at Camp Oasis are living with IBD, our camps allow our patients to see that they are not alone, try all sorts of new sports and activities, and create friendships with people who truly understand them. To view the application for Camp Oasis, please visit  for more information and to find a camp location nearest you.


Attend a support group

There are hundreds of support groups for people with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis throughout the country, including several for teens and young adults. Support groups offer a setting where you and your family can share your stories, seek emotional support, find answers to your questions, and connect with others who share the same challenges you are experiencing with your IBD. 

Find a support group near you.

Sign up for Power of Two

Power of Two is a peer-to-peer support program that connects individuals with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis by phone. If you are interested in signing up for the Power of Two program, please email [email protected] or call 888-694-8872 x 8 to learn more.

Request support through Power of Two

Chat with a specialist

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's information specialists are available to answer your Crohn's and ulcerative colitis questions Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM EST. Specialists are available by phone, email or chat. 

Be an advocate

Become an advocate and help find a cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Advocates work to inform and inspire representatives in Congress to increase funding for research and awareness programs. 

Learn how you can become an advocate.