Need a Helping Hand?

Welcome to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Lotsa Helping Hands Community!  CCFA is proud to offer this service to those affected by Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis as part of our ongoing commitment to patients and caregivers.

Lotsa Helping Hands powers online caring communities that help restore health and balance to caregivers’ lives. The service brings together caregivers and volunteers through online communities that organize daily life during times of medical crisis or caregiver exhaustion in neighborhoods and communities worldwide.

The hallmark of the service is the caregiver-focused Help Calendar, which enables members to schedule and sign up for tasks that provide respite for the caregiver including meals for the family, rides to medical appointments, and visits. Members can also communicate with one another through message boards, blogs, photos, and more.

Now, when someone asks “What can I do to help?” the answer is “Give me your name and email address” – the system takes over and allows people to sign up and start helping. Get involved in helping caregivers in your world here




For further information, call CCFA at our IBD Help Center: 888.MY.GUT.PAIN (888.694.8872).

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America provides information for educational purposes only. We encourage you to review this educational material with your health care professional. The Foundation does not provide medical or other health care opinions or services. The inclusion of another organization's resources or referral to another organization does not represent an endorsement of a particular individual, group, company or product.

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Published: August 21, 2013