Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Irritable Bowel Synd.
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National. Founded 1967. Support groups and educational programs for people with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, as well as their family and friends. Membership benefits include: newsletter, a national magazine and 'I Can't Wait' restroom access card. Membership starts at $30/yr.
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
386 Park Ave. S., l7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (to find support groups click on 'find a support groups')
International. Groups in USA and Canada. Founded in 1987. Mutual support for persons with irritable bowel syndrome and digestive health disorders, their families and health care professionals. Literature, advocacy and assistance in starting similar groups.
IBS Self-Help and Support Group
24 Dixwell Ave., #118
New Haven, CT 06511
Model. 2 local groups. Founded 1979. Provides support and education to patients and their families. Networking, literature, advocacy, information and referrals, phone support, conferences, regular group meetings and pen pals. Promotes research and sponsors fund-raising activities.
Reach Out for Youth with Ileitis and Colitis, Inc.
P.O. Box 857
Bellmore, NY 11710
Online. 800+ members. Founded 2000. Provides support and information for those with diverticulosis or diverticulitis. Weekly scheduled support meeting room chats.