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Support Groups and Events

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Nobody understands what you're going through more than another person with inflammatory bowel disease. With nearly 1.6 million Americans suffering from IBD, you are definitely not alone when you receive a diagnosis. There are support groups available that provide an opportunity for patients to share their experiences, learn from each other and gain access to special guest speakers.

Support Groups

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)

Our IBD team is actively engaged with the Philadelphia chapter of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. This non-profit organization is committed to advancing research to find a cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. They organize several fundraising events and have over 11 support groups in this region alone.

Learn more about CCFA support groups in this region.

Girls With Guts


Make an Appointment

To make an appointment with an IBD specialist at Drexel Gastroenterology, please call 215.762.6220.

Girls With Guts is an all-female organization for those living with inflammatory bowel disease. This organization is helping to establish a national support network that will aid women in their search for community, acceptance, and empowerment.

Learn more about Girls with Guts.

United Ostomy Association of America

Over 750,000 Americans have an ostomy, so you not alone if you have one. The UOAA is a non-profit dedicated to improving your quality of life by providing comprehensive and helpful information on intimacy, relationships, nutrition, ostomy appliances, and financial assistance.

Learn more about the United Ostomy Association of America.


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