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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: Scarborough, ME


    Scarborough, ME
    Maine Medical Center, Scarborough Campus.From 7:00-9:30pm on the second Tuesday of each month. Location :Health Resource Room. Attendees should use the West Entrance.
    dwalter@spurwink.org
    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
    mmurphy@ccfa.org
    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.
    ne@ccfa.org
    Meets: Wednesday, 2nd Wednesday

  • CCFA Support Group: Thursday Bangor, ME


    360 Broadway
    Bangor, ME 04401
    Support Group for Bangor, ME. New Meeting Location! St. Joseph's Hospital, in the Chapman Room on the Second Floor. Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month.
    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.
    mmurphy@ccfa.org
    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! MEETINGS BEGIN IN FEBRUARY. 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.
    (781)449.0324
    ne@ccfa.org
    Meets: Sunday, First Sunday, Monthly

  • Orono/University of Maine Area Support Group


    Orono, ME 04473
    Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the University of Maine in the Walker Room of the Memorial Union, There will be no meetings in December or January. Some meetings will feature guest speakers.
    207-974-9724
    emccgroup@yahoo.com
    Meets: 2nd Wednesday, Monthly

  • Western MA Teen Support Group


    3640 Main Street
    Springfield, MA 01107
    For Teens and Young Adults.Takes place at the Pediatric GI & Nutrition Group, 3640 Main St, Springfield, MA 01107, Suite 204 on the 2nd Sat of every month at 10:00am
    (781)449.0324
    klannser@gmail.com
    Meets: 2nd Saturday, 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.
    (781)449.0324
    mary62lynn@gmail.com
    Meets: Last Wednesday , Monthly