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.

  • Atlanta Pediatric, Adolescent & Parent Group


    1001 Johnson Ferry Road
    Atlanta, GA 30342
    This support group is for children, teens and parents with IBD. Siblings and grandparents are welcome!
    404-982-0616
    mball@ccfa.org
    Meets: Tuesday, every other month (started April 2013)

  • Atlanta-Piedmont Hospital


    1968 Peachtree Road Northwest
    Atlanta, GA 30309
    Piedmont Hospital, Building 77, Classroom 5 on the M level, 1968 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30309 Complimentary parking is offered to attendees who park in the North Parking Deck. For a campus map please click here: http://www.piedmont.org/uploads/public/documents/PH/campus_map_Oct2010.pdf
    jeffallen79@gmail.com
    Meets: Tuesday, Monthly

  • Baton Rouge Pediatric Support Group


    8585 Picardy Avenue
    Baton Rouge, LA 70809
    Crohn’s and colitis support group meetings are often intimate gatherings where patients and their loved ones can share their stories, seek emotional support, find answers to their questions, and connect with a community who share their challenges. In addition to these focused sessions, support groups often organize informal, social events like picnics and luncheons, community volunteer days, informational workshops, family outings, and attend gala events.
    972-386-0607 x 4
    amartin@ccfa.org
    Meets: Thursday , Third Thursday of Month (except December)

  • Better is Better: Improving Life with IBD


    5893 Copley Drive
    San Diego, CA 92111
    Our next support group meeting is June 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm. Our support group usually meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at Kaiser Hospital's Garfield Specialty Center, 2nd Floor - Richmond Room, 5893 Copley Dr, San Diego, CA 92111.
    (619)497-1300
    sandiego@ccfa.org
    Meets: Wednesday, monthly

  • Boise Crohn's & Colitis Support Group


    190 West Bannock Street
    Boise, ID 83702
    camachde@slhs.org
    Meets:

  • 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.
    781-449-0324
    mmurphy@ccfa.org
    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.
    781-449-0324
    ne@ccfa.org
    Meets: Second Monday

  • CCFA Adult Support Group: Dallas, TX


    Dallas, TX
    This group meets the 3rd Monday of each month from 6-7:30 pm at 8200 Walnut Hill Lane, Main Building GI Lab Waiting Room on 1st Floor, Dallas, TX. Caregivers, friends and family are welcome! For more information, contact facilitators: Paneez Khakpour at 972.522.9797 or Cathleen Shellnutt BS, RN, CGRN at 214.345.2669. You can also contact the North Texas Chapter staff, Amber Martin, amartin@ccfa.org or 972-386-0607.
    972.522.9797
    amartin@ccfa.org
    Meets: Every 3rd Monday, Once a month

  • CCFA Adult Support Group: Fort Worth, TX


    3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard, UNT Health Science Center
    Fort Worth, TX 76107
    Meets the first Saturday of each month, 9am - 11am at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Room 291 in the EAD building. For more information, contact CCFA North Texas at ntexas@ccfa.org.
    ntexas@ccfa.org
    Meets: 1st Saturday of every month

  • CCFA Adult Support Group: Grapevine, TX


    432 South Main Street
    Grapevine, TX 76051
    This group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month from 6 - 8 pm at Willhoite's Restaurant, 432 South Main Street, Grapevine TX in the back room. For more information, contact Vicki Blancett at 214-536-0732, vblancett@charter.net or Sonja Callicott at 817-312-5579, sonjarc@verizon.net
    214-536-0732
    vblancett@charter.net
    Meets: 1st Tuesday of the month

  • CCFA Adult Support Group: Louisville, KY


    3827 Shelbyville Road
    Louisville, KY 40207
    Eclipse Bank
    clportman@aim.com
    Meets: Second Wednesday, Monthly

  • CCFA Adult Support Group: Mesa, AZ** Temporarily Suspended


    1400 South Dobson Road
    Mesa, AZ 85202
    Banner Desert Medical Center-Rosati Education Center-Tumbleweed Room
    ecurtis@ccfa.org
    Meets:

  • CCFA Adult Support Group: Northern Vermont


    133 Fairfield Street
    Saint Albans City, VT 05478
    A support group for adults that meets the last Sunday of every month at 1pm at Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, in conference room #3
    781-449-0324781-449-0324
    ne@ccfa.org
    Meets: Sunday, Last Sunday, Monthly

  • 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.
    dwalter@spurwink.org
    Meets: Tuesday, Monthly, Second Tuesday

  • CCFA College Student Forum: Seattle, WA


    Mason Road, University of Washington
    Seattle, WA 98105
    uwcrohnies@gmail.com
    Meets: 3rd Thursday

  • 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 Parent Chat: Dallas, TX


    Dallas, TX
    Parent Chat: A quarterly education and support session for parents of children with IBD. Parents of all IBD children are welcome to attend. Each meeting will feature a speaker and Q&A session, and parents will be able to share stories, coping skills and strategies. Please join us May 28, 2015 at 6 p.m. at to hear from Dr. Annette Whitney and Dr. Kendall Brown with DHAT regarding Medications and Side Effects in IBD. More information and to RSVP, contact Amber Martin at amartin@ccfa.org.
    972-386-0607 ext 4
    amartin@ccfa.org
    Meets: Wednesday, quarterly

  • CCFA Parent Support Group: Maryland


    9901 Medical Center Drive
    Rockville, MD 20850
    Support Group for Parents of Children with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
    240-731-9717
    cbecker629@gmail.com
    Meets: Second Tuesday of every other month

  • CCFA Parent Support Group: Northern Virginia


    3500 West Ox Road
    Fairfax, VA 22033
    Support Group for Parents of Children with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
    703-323-4904
    mmdamalas@gmail.com
    Meets: Second Wednesday of every other month

  • CCFA Parent Support Group: Richmond


    1200 Coalfield Road
    Midlothian, VA 23114
    Support Group for Parents of Children with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
    804-920-9213
    Jen Stites@verizon.net
    Meets: Third Tuesday of every other month (Nov, Jan, March, May, July, Sept, Nov)

  • CCFA Parent Support Group: Southern MD


    10405 Odonnell Place
    Waldorf, MD 20603
    Support Group for Parents of Children with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
    Lsweeney94@gmail.com; dmchalmers@gmail.com
    Meets: Monday, Third Monday of every month

  • CCFA Parent Support Group: Westport, CT


    10 Lyons Plains Road
    Westport, CT 06880
    kreznikoff@hotmail.com, judysaf@aol.com
    Meets: Tuesday, last Tuesday of each month

  • CCFA Parents Support Group: Milwaukee, WI


    Medical College of Wisconsin, 999 North 92nd Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53226
    This group for parents of children with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis meets at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Corporate Center.
    (414) 475-5520
    alicia.halfmann@gmail.com
    Meets: 2nd Tuesday of the month, Every other month

  • CCFA Pediatric & Parent Support Group: Louisville, KY


    4950 Norton Healthcare Blvd
    Louisville, KY 40241
    Norton Medical Plaza, Suite 301- Brownsboro Road
    Ksherman@kmhelpingkids.com
    Meets: Third Thursday, 6:30-8:00 PM, Monthly

  • CCFA Pediatric Support Group, "Peer to Peer": Grand Rapids, MI


    401 Fulton Street East
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    Grand Valley State University - Downtown Campus Building E - Classrooms: DEV 117E & DEV 119E Park in the DeVos Lot across from YMCA, next to Burger King
    Molly Campbell: 646-276-8404 / mcampbell@ccfa.org
    Meets: 5pm - 6:30pm on the 4th Sunday of each month, and due to holiday schedules, this group will not meet in May or December 2015.

  • CCFA Pediatric Support Group: Fort Worth, TX


    801 7th Avenue
    Fort Worth, TX 76104
    Support group for children and their parents, family and friends. The group meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at Cook Children's Pavilion Classroom 4. For more information, contact Brenda Sonnier at brenda.sonnier@cookchildrens.org.
    682-885-4822
    brenda.sonnier@cookchildrens.org
    Meets: 3rd Tuesday of each month; contact the facilitator to confirm

  • CCFA Pediatric Support Group: Gainesville, FL


    Gainesville, FL
    Pediatric Group
    352-273-9350
    genie@peds.ufl.edu
    Meets: Varies, Monthly

  • CCFA Pediatric Support Group: Harford County, MD


    Upper Chesapeake Drive
    Bel Air, MD 21014
    If you have Crohn's disease or Ulcerative colitis, you are not alone. The University of Maryland and CCFA can help! Come join us as we continue this journey together.
    HPIBDS2013@gmail.com.
    Meets: currently on hiatus

  • CCFA Pediatric Support Group: Jacksonville


    Childrens Way
    Jacksonville, FL 32207
    ibdkids@yahoo.com
    Meets: Friday, Monthly (2nd Friday of the Month)

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