Here is a listing of support groups in your area. We encourage you to attend these local programs. If there is not a group in your area, or if the groups listed are not at a convenient time, try our online support education group! Our online support group is a four-week program with weekly chat sessions that cover specific IBD-related topics and allows participants to share their views.
85 Herrick Street
Beverly, MA 01915
Meets the first Thursday of every month (beginning June 4th 2015) from 7pm to 8pm in the Garden Conference Room, on the First Floor of Beverly Hospital. This group is open to Crohn's and UC patients, their families and friends. The group will offer support, coping skills and resources for all that attend.
Meets: Thursday, first Thursday, Monthly
Maine Medical Center, Scarborough Campus.From 7:00-8:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month. Location :Health Resource Room. Attendees should use the West Entrance.
Meets: Tuesday, Monthly, Second Tuesday
55 North Lake Avenue
Worcester, MA 01655
A group for children and teens with IBD and all of their family members (including siblings!). Meets on the 2nd floor of the Benedict building in the Stress Reduction Room at the UMass Medical Center, University Campus.
Meets: 3rd Thursday, Monthly
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
Hasbro Children's Hospital.Location: Room 151. The group will now be holding separate groups for Teens, Parents and Kids. See dates below: Teens-11/6, 12/11, and 1/8. Parents-likely 2/5 Kids-3/5, 4/16, 5/7
Meets: Wednesday, Monthly
100 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Meets the second Tuesday of every month from 6pm to 7pm at theSeacoast Community Center Building, Room #3 (100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth, NH). First meeting will be on June 2nd.
Meets: Tuesday, Second Tuesday, Monthly
Bangor, ME 04401
THIS GROUP IS NO LONGER ON SUMMER BREAK. Support Group for Bangor, ME. The group meets at St. Joseph's Hospital on Broadway in the 2nd Floor Chapman Conference Room. If the Bangor schools are closed due to bad weather on our Thursday, we will not meet.
Meets: 2nd Thursday, Monthly
Springfield, MA 1199
Announcing a new support group in western Massachusetts! Come meet with other people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to tell your story and offer and receive support. The group is for education and mutual support, and can include guest speakers on various topics if we like. Everything said there will be held in confidence. Meets at Bay State Hospital in Springfield, Davis Family Heart and Vascular Center, Room 3005, 2 to 4pm. Check in at Daly Front Entrance Desk for directions.
Meets: Sunday, First Sunday, Monthly
51 Union Street
Worcester, MA 01608
A support group for individuals affected by IBD in the Worcester area. Meets the last Wednesday of every month, in room G02 (lower level). New Start time! 6:00pm! NOTE: Due to the Holidays, the November/December meetings will be combined to one meeting on Wednesday, Dec 10th at 6pm at the same location.
Meets: Last Wednesday , Monthly