Power of Two
Do you need someone to talk with about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)? Power of Two is the Foundation’s peer-to-peer support program. It's open to IBD patients and caregivers seeking one-on-one support from a fellow patient or caregiver who may have had similar experiences. Check out our video below to learn more!
How does peer support work?
Our peer supporters are Foundation-trained volunteers who can provide support. Our peer supporters are not medical professionals and cannot provide medical or mental health advice—always check with your personal physician before taking any action regarding your health. All connections are made through the app to ensure that personal contact information is kept private. Power of Two peers and peer supporters can now securely connect through our app via:
- Community posts
How can I join Power of Two?
If you are seeking support and would like to be paired with one of our peer supporters, please complete the program application. Once your application is reviewed and approved, you will receive a text message inviting you to join the app, create your profile, and self-match with a peer supporter of your choice!
Peers without a smartphone who would like to participate in the program can contact the IBD Help Center (888-694-8872 x 8) to be paired with a peer supporter through phone call connections.
IBD patients and caregivers ages 10-17 will be able to participate in phone call connections with parental consent. Please have your parent or guardian call the IBD Help Center (888-694-8872 x 8) for further information.
How do I become a peer supporter?
We will be hosting periodic peer supporter trainings throughout the year. All peer supporters must have a smartphone to download the app. If you are interested in becoming a peer supporter, please e-mail [email protected].
This resource is provided through a sponsorship by Takeda toward COVID-19 support programs for the IBD community.