ostomy support groups in your area

You are not alone!

List of ostomy organizations in your area.

Many people with an ostomy find comfort in talking to their family or close friends, but it can also be very helpful to talk to someone with similar experiences about life with an ostomy. Ask your ostomy nurse if it might be possible to put you in contact with others who share the same experience.

sharing experiences with other ostomates can help in recovery process

A good place to start could be to contact the United Ostomy Association of America (UOAA) at www.ostomy.org.  Check their support group finder page.  Also see below for more groups or events that may be of interest to you, depending on your situation.


American Cancer Society

Support and Online Communities | American Cancer Society


Bladder Cancer Support Groups

Home - World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition


Colon Cancer Coalition -Find an event near you

Get Involved | Help Us Create Colon Cancer Awareness (coloncancercoalition.org)


Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation: www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org


Girls with Guts (IBD and/or Ostomies support group & retreats) Girls With Guts


Youth Rally

A camp for people ages 11- 17 with abdominal ostomies or other bladder and bowel conditions.

Visit www.youthrally.org 

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