Find Support Group

There are hundreds of support groups for people with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis throughout the country. Each year, CCFA’s more than 40 local chapters hold more than 300 support groups, where patients and family members can connect to others living with these diseases.

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.

Find a support group near you by searching by state or ZIP code, or select your state on the map below to see a list of all Crohn’s and colitis support groups in your state. Not finding a group in your area? Contact your local CCFA chapter and apply to start a support group in your community.

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. If you have trouble with these links, please contact Kathleen Newbould Waite at Please note that this is not an emergency service and matches are typically made within two to four weeks. If you need to speak with someone sooner, please call our IBD Help Center at 888-MY-GUT-PAIN.

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

CCFA also offers an Online Community  where you can get the support you need in managing your condition 24/7. Participate in discussion boards, personal stories, submit questions and more. The Community also offers a live online support group program where you can connect with your peers over four weekly chat sessions that are guided by various IBD topics. Learn more and register for an upcoming session!