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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.

  • New York City First Tuesdays Support Group


    10 Union Square East, New York, NY 10003, USA
    New York, NY 10003
    This support group meets at Beth Israel Phillips Ambulatory Care Center in Union Square East (near Panera). Meetings are held in the Second Floor Conference Rooms. This group is open to men and women with IBD, as well as caregivers and friends! Topics related to IBD are discussed as people share their stories to empower others with hope.
    halam49@gmail.com
    Meets: Tuesday, Monthly, First Tuesday of the month

  • New York City Women's IBD Support Group


    Union Square East, New York, NY 10003, USA
    New York, NY 10003
    This support group is open to all ages of women with IBD. This is a welcoming environment for new and not-so-newly diagnosed women. Attention: This group location has a new location starting 6/19 and will be held at Beth Israel Hospital, Union Square East. Due to the change, for the 6/19 meeting Only, the meeting time is 6:00pm-7:30pm for Thursday, June 19th Only. The meeting will be held in the 2nd Floor Auditorium. For the remaining meeting dates July-December, the meeting time will resume to regularly scheduled time 6:30-8:00pm. Meetings will then be held in the 2nd Floor Conference Room. Directions: Inside Beth Israel, pass the Check In Desk to the Elevator Banks. Take the Elevators to the 2nd Floor. From the left side Elevator Bank, take a left and the meeting space is just through the hall towards to main atrium to your left. From the right side Elevator Bank, take a right and the meeting space is just through the hall towards the main atrium to your left. Be sure to check with your Facilitators what the Bathroom Code is.
    Wavehill24@yahoo.com
    Meets: 6/19/2014, 7/10/2014, 8/7/2014, 9/4/2014, 10/2/2014, 11/6/2014 & 12/4/2014, Monthly. Dates: 6/19, 7/10, 8/7, 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4

  • Staten Island Support Group


    200 McClean Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA
    New York, NY 10305
    The Staten Island Support Group is a growing group, open to both men and women with IBD, as well as caregivers and friends. The Staten Island Support Group is a great place to learn from others, laugh, and grow in a shared understanding of living with IBD!
    Rosanne.mottola@gmail.com
    Meets: Fourth Wednesday of the month