Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Irritable Bowel Synd.
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, discounts on books and brochures. Dues: $30/yr. (individual), $60/yr. (family).
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
386 Park Ave. S., 17th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Voice: 1-888-694-8872 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm EST)
Website: http://www.ccfa.org (to find support groups click on 'chapters and events'; select your state; click on the 'support groups' icon)
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
International network. Founded 1990. Educational and research organization that provides support, information and assistance for people affected by functional gastrointestinal disorders, IBS, GERD, bowel incontinence and other chronic digestive disorders. Publishes quarterly journal addressing digestive disorders in adults and children. Many other fact sheets and educational publications are available.
P.O. Box 170864
Milwaukee, WI 53217-8076
Voice: 1-888-964-2001 or 414-964-1799
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.
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.
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