Support Programs

SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS
Our support group meetings are held in a warm, welcoming, and safe atmosphere. All meetings are offered free of charge. People with IBD and their families and friends are encouraged to attend.  If there is no support group in your area, contact Michelle La Rose-Wicks at (314)863-4747 or mlarosewicks@ccfa.org!
Saint Louis, MO

Cape Girardeau, MO

Garden City, KS

Kansas City, MO

Springfield, MO

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Saint Louis's Patient Education Symposium is March 9, 2013 at St Luke's Hospital. If you are interested in getting more information please go to our event page.

 

Are you newly diagnosed or experiencing new symptoms or treatment?  Want insights from someone who’s been down the same path?

  Power of Two is a Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America support program that connects people facing challenges brought on by living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Individuals seeking help are matched with a peer mentor who has experienced similar medical and personal concerns. Power of Two peer mentors are trained to support participants through two phone, email, or video chat exchanges.



The program is open to people with Crohn’s or colitis and those with children, family members, or other loved ones with these diseases. Anyone over the age of 10 can apply to be a mentor to provide insights into living with Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. (Individuals under the age of 18 will need parental/guardian consent.)


Whether you are seeking support or are willing to help others as a peer mentor, please contact Michelle La Rose-Wicks at (314) 863-4747 or mlarosewicks@ccfa.org.

 

CCFA Partners - Patients Helping Patients

  CCFA Partners is an ambitious program from the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) designed to improve the quality of life for patients living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) through research and education. We plan to enroll at least 10,000 or more patients in an online registry to obtain a better understanding of issues facing IBD patients, how they are functioning, what they eat, and how they receive treatment in different areas of the country. We use this network to provide topics for patients to discuss with their physicians and to help improve their quality of life.
To register please click here.


 

CAMP OASIS

  Camp Oasis is a co-ed residential camp is for kids with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis who will be entering grades 2-12 in fall 2013. Camper and volunteer applications are now available! Camp is August 4-8th, 2013 this year. The Mid-America camp is held at YMCA camp in Potomsi, MO. Learn more at www.ccfa.org/camps.