Support Groups

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.

  • CCFA Adult Support Group: Beverly, MA

    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

  • CCFA Adult Support Group: Concord, NH

    250 Pleasant Street
    Concord, NH 03301
    A support group for adults, meets the second Monday of every month from 6 to 7pm at the Concord Hospital in Conference Room A. The first meeting will be May 11th.
    Meets: Second Monday

  • CCFA Adult Support Group: Scarborough, ME

    Scarborough, ME
    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

  • CCFA Family/Pediatric Support Group: UMass Medical Center

    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

  • CCFA Parent and Pediatric Support Groups: Providence, RI

    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

  • CCFA Support Group: Boston, MA

    55 Fruit Street
    Boston, MA 02114
    Mass General Hospital.Peer Support for people of any stage of IBD: parents and friends welcome. Location: Yawkey Bldg, Room 4-4810.
    Meets: Wednesday, 2nd Wednesday

  • CCFA Support Group: Seacoast, NH

    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

  • CCFA Support Group: Thursday Bangor, ME

    360 Broadway
    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

  • CCFA Women's Support Group: Providence, RI

    100 Dudley Street
    Providence, RI 02905
    Women and Infants' Hospital, 100 Dudley Street, Lower Level. Support Group for Women with IBD. Free Parking.
    Meets: First Wednesday, Monthly

  • Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Support Group: Springfield, MA

    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

  • Worcester County Adult Support Group

    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