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National. Founded 1967. Support groups and educational programs for people with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, as well as their family and friends. Membership benefits include: newsletter, a national magazine and 'I Can't Wait' restroom access card. Membership starts at $30/yr.
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
386 Park Ave. South, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Website: http://www.ccfa.org (to find support groups click on 'find a support groups')
International. Groups in USA and Canada. Founded in 1987. Mutual support for persons with irritable bowel syndrome and digestive health disorders, their families and health care professionals. Literature, advocacy and assistance in starting similar groups.
IBS Self-Help and Support Group
24 Dixwell Ave., #118
New Haven, CT 06511
Online. Mutual support and information for persons with Crohn's disease and related conditions, and their families. Groups include: Crohn's colitis, uninsured persons, young adults, parents, gay/lesbian, irritable bowel, and treatment-specific, among others.
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