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 TWO
The Power of Two program provides one-to-one short-term support to patients and their families coping with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Individuals participating in the program are matched to volunteers who have had similar challenges and experiences for phone or e-mail conversations. This program is open to patients with IBD as well as parents of children with IBD.
If you would like to participate in the Power of Two program, please contact Kathleen Newbould if you live in WA, OR, MT, ID, or AK. If you live in another state, please click here to find your local chapter.
CCFA, Attn: Kathleen Newbould
9 Lake Bellevue Dr. #203
Bellevue, WA 98005
Phone: 425-451-8455, ext. 6
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. Not sure what to get? Ask Kathleen.
Northwest State Laws Regarding Restroom Access
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.
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 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 and http://www.ccfa.org/chapters/northwest/events/camp-oasis.html.
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!