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 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 Morley Strom at (415) 356-2232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attend a Crohn’s and Colitis Education Program
The Northern California Chapter offers numerous education programs throughout the year in an effort to provide our community with comprehensive medical, surgical and integrative information on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We encourage patients, family members, medical professionals and caregivers to join us in learning about how to live well with IBD.
Did you miss one of our recent education programs? Not to worry - you can view the presentation materials online!
2013 Fremont Nutrition Workshop - "Crafting Your Personal IBD Nutrition Plan" - click HERE.
2013 San Francisco Bay Area Patient & Family Education Symposium - click HERE.
2013 Pediatric IBD workshop, Walnut Creek - click HERE.
2013 Sacramento Patient & Family Education Symposium, April 6 - click HERE.
2013 Palo Alto Patient & Family Education Symposium, March 16 - click HERE.
2012 Nutrition and IBD - click HERE.
2012 Treatment Approaches in IBD - click HERE.
2012 Santa Rosa workshop, September 20th - click HERE for Dr. Auld's presentation, and HERE for Dr. Sumit Kohli's presentation.
2012 San Francisco Patient & Family Education Symposium, November 4th - click HERE.
Camp Oasis: for Children and Teens with Crohn's & Colitis
Camp Oasis is a co-ed residential summer camp where kids with Crohn’s or colitis come together in an environment of acceptance and fun, providing them with a place where they are not defined by their illnesses alone.
2015 applications will be available in mid January 2015!
Please contact Lindsay Brown at email@example.com or (310) 478 - 4523 for any questions you may have.
Camp Gut Busters
Camp Gut Busters is a week-long camp for children with IBD. Started in 2001 by Dr. Mel Heyman, Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterolgy at UCSF Medical School, the camp aims to provide a fun and free experience for children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. To learn more about Camp Gut Busters, please visit this website.
CCFA is happy to provide information on local resources like Camp Gut Busters; Camp Gut Busters is not a CCFA camp.