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Question 1 of 3: What's your biggest struggle with IBD?

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Question 2 of 3: How prepared do you feel to take care of your health on your own?

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Question 3 of 3: Where do you turn to for emotional support?

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Join the Community

Living with Crohn's or ulcerative colitis can be difficult, but the right support and resources can make day-to-day living easier. Whether you are looking to connect with others with Crohn's or ulcerative colitis your own age or you want to become an advocate to help find a cure, there are ways to get connected.

Camp Oasis

This co-ed residential summer camp program enriches the lives of children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis by providing them with a safe and supportive camp community. Since all of the campers (and many of the adults) at Camp Oasis are living with IBD, our camps allow our patients to see that they are not alone, try all sorts of new sports and activities, and create friendships with people who truly understand them. To view the application for Camp Oasis, please visit http://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/get-involved/camp-oasis/find-a-camp/  for more information and to find a camp location nearest you.

Crohn's & Colitis Community Young Adult Forum

The Crohn’s & Colitis Community provides a place to connect with others through online support and discussion groups.  Visit the Young Adults Discussion Forum.

Attend a Support Group

There are hundreds of support groups for people with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis throughout the country, including several for teens and young adults. Support groups offer a setting where you and your family can share your stories, seek emotional support, find answers to your questions, and connect with others who share the same challenges you are experiencing with your IBD. 

Find a support group near you.

Sign Up for Power of 2

Power of 2 is a peer-to-peer support program that connects individuals with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis by phone, email, and/or Skype. You can either request support through Power of 2 or volunteer to speak with others with IBD like yourself.

Request support through Power of 2

Volunteer for Power of 2 [PDF]

Chat with a Specialist

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's information specialists are available to answer your Crohn's and ulcerative colitis questions Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM EST. Specialists are available by phone, email or chat. 

Be an Advocate

Become an advocate and help find a cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Advocates work to inform and inspire representatives in Congress to increase funding for research and awareness programs. 

Learn how you can become an advocate.

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