Support Groups

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, click here to learn about starting a new group!

Click here to see the list of active groups.


Power of 2 Program

Interested in peer-to-peer support? Not finding a support group in your area? Power of 2 is a peer-to-peer support program for individuals seeking to talk by phone, email, or Skype to other patients or caregivers with IBD. Click on the appropriate form below to request support or volunteer to help others. Please note that this is not an emergency service and matches are typically made within two to four weeks. If you need assistance sooner, please call our IBD Help Center at 888-MY-GUT-PAIN or email info@ccfa.org. 

-   Request support 
-   Volunteer – Adult OR Child/Teen (ages 10-17) 


Educational Brochures

We have a wide range of educational brochures for every audience. Click here to see the list of what's available then contact your Northwest office to order some free of charge.


Northwest State Laws Regarding Restroom Access 

Washington
Are you a Washington resident and interested in learning more about the WA Restroom Access Act?  Please see http://www.doh.wa.gov/PublicHealthandHealthcareProviders/HealthcareProfessionsandFacilities/RestroomAccess.aspx for the details about this state law passed in 2009. If you would like to download the WA Restroom Access Card, please go here: http://www.doh.wa.gov/portals/1/Documents/Pubs/631008.pdf.  You will need to print the card and have your healthcare professional sign it before it can be used.

Oregon
Are you an Oregon resident and interested in learning more about the OR Restroom Access Act?  Please see http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/spd/adv/odc/docs/faq-sb277.pdf for the details about this state law that went into effect in 2010. If you would like to download the OR Restroom Access Card, please go here: http://public.health.oregon.gov/HealthyEnvironments/FoodSafety/Documents/sb227.pdf. You will need to print the card and have your healthcare professional sign it before it can be used.


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 the following fall. Camper and volunteer applications are available January through April of each year. Camp is typically the last week of June, Sunday through Saturday. The Washington camp is held at YMCA Camp Colman in Longbranch, WA. Learn more at www.ccfa.org/camps.

 
 

Lending Library
Your Resource to More Information on Living with IBD

Would you like to learn more about Crohn's disease & ulcerative colitis? Are there questions you still need answered? Visit our Online Catalog to view the books we have available for a free, 3-week (renewable) loan period.  If you find something you'd like to read, contact us at northwest@ccfa.org.


INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

Looking for an individual therapist to help support you?  Our Northwest support network members helped us create this set of suggested guidelines to help you find the right counselor for you!