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!

  • 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:
    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
    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 November 4, 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.
    Meets: Wednesday, monthly

  • 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: 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, or 972-386-0607.
    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
    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 a small dining room to the left of the buffet table. For more information, contact Vicki Blancett at 214-536-0732, or Sonja Callicott at 817-312-5579,
    Meets: 1st Tuesday of the month

  • CCFA Adult Support Group: Louisville, KY

    3827 Shelbyville Road
    Louisville, KY 40207
    Eclipse Bank
    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

  • 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 College Student Forum: Seattle, WA

    Mason Road, University of Washington
    Seattle, WA 98105
    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
    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 October 28, 2015 at 6 p.m. to hear from Dr. Annette Whitney and Dr. Kendall Brown, Digestive Health Associates of Texas, regarding Medications and Side Effects in IBD. More information and to RSVP, contact Amber Martin at
    972-386-0607 ext 4
    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
    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
    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
    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;
    Meets: Monday, Third Monday of every month

  • CCFA Parent Support Group: Westport, CT

    10 Lyons Plains Road
    Westport, CT 06880,
    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
    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
    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: 616-560-5343
    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
    Meets: 3rd Tuesday of each month; contact the facilitator to confirm

  • CCFA Pediatric Support Group: Gainesville, FL

    Gainesville, FL
    Pediatric Group
    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.
    Meets: currently on hiatus

  • CCFA Pediatric Support Group: Jacksonville

    Childrens Way
    Jacksonville, FL 32207
    Meets: Friday, Monthly (2nd Friday of the Month)

  • CCFA Pediatric Support Group: Nashville, TN

    2200 Children's Way
    Nashville, TN 37232
    Please join us from September to May for our parent/child support group on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital Family Resources Center.
    Val and Scott Shirley (615) 202.9436
    Meets: 3rd Tuesday, Monthly during school year

  • CCFA Pediatric Support Group: Orlando, FL

    51 Pennsylvania Street
    Orlando, FL 32806
    Grace Medical Home
    (347) 802.6448
    Meets: Tuesday, Monthly

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