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SUPPORT

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Bayonne Ostomy Alliance,

125 W. 19th Street,

Bayonne,

New Jersey 07002-1637,

USA.






Website

Email

Telephone

 

www.premiersystems.net

ostomyvisitor@aol.com

00 1 201 339 5251

Volunteer-based support group providing mutual aid, education and advocacy for anyone who has, or will have, ostomy surgery.

Lighting A Candle

Amidst The Darkness.







Antelope Valley Ostomy Support Group,

6510 W. Avenue L,
Lancaster,

California 93536-4536,

USA.







Website

Email

Telephone

 

www.avosg.org

smadrigal80@gmail.com

00 1 661 726 6157


Dedicated to provide support, advocacy and education for people, who have, or will have, intestinal or urinary diversions.







Anne Arundel Ostomy Association,

268 Shakespeare Drive,

Severna Park,

Maryland 21146,

USA.







Website

Email

Telephone

 

www.annearundelostomy.com

webmaster@annearundelostomy.com

00 1 410 647 6171

Provides moral support, information and education to people

with ostomies, their family and friends.

Affiliated support group

of the UOAA.








Central Mass Ostomy Support Group,

Massachusetts,

USA.








Email

Telephone

Telephone

 


barbarak14@charter.net

00 1 508 826 6181

00 1 508 270 4656

Coming together to provide support, education and awareness to help manage ostomy challenges and improve quality of life.

Colorectal Cancer Alliance Of Central Massachusetts.

WORLDWIDE

OSTOMY - REGIONAL

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA








Sarasota Manatee Ostomy Support Group,

Florida,

USA.






Website

Email

Telephone

Mobile

 

www.sarateeostomy.com

bonnie@cspouchcovers.com

00 1 941 423 8542

00 1 941 549 4966

A caring group, who offer mutual emotional aid and support through people, who have learned to live with an ostomy.







Hernando County Ostomy Association,

Hernando County,

Florida,

USA.







Website

Email

Hernando County Ostomy Association

sueatkins@earthlink.net

A caring group of ostomates, who offer support and education

to those who have had or will have ostomy surgery.









Ostomy Association Of Greater Orlando,

Central Florida,

USA.







Website

Email

Telephone

Ostomy Association Of Greater Orlando

patrickgessel@gmail.com

00 1 407 748 0119

A caring group of ostomates, who offer support to those

who have or will have ostomy surgery.









Cleveland Ostomy Association,

Ohio,

USA.





Website

Email

Telephone  

www.clevelandostomy.org

laurie@clevelandostomy.org

00 1 440 347 0973

Provides support, education and information to those, who have

or will have an ostomy or continent diversion procedure.








Ostomy Association Of Los Angeles,

P.O. Box 2077,

Winnetka,

California 91306,

USA.








Website

Email

Telephone

www.oa-la.com

info@oa-la.com

00 1 818 337 8416

Non-profit, volunteer-based, support association dedicated to improving the quality of life for ostomates.








Genesee Valley Ostomy Association,

P.O. Box 35,

Ontario,

New York 14519-0035

USA.






Website

Email

Telephone

 

www.gvoa.org

www.gvoa.org-contact us

00 1 585 237 8407

Group of like-minded people offering support for those who have undergone, or will be undergoing, any kind of ostomy surgery.







Heart Of Texas Ostomy Support Group,

Brownwood,

Texas,

USA.







Website

Email

Telephone

 

www.heartoftexasostomygroup.com

countess1@harrisbb.com

00 1 325 643 5820

Dedicated to providing information and support for people, who have had, or will have, intestinal or urinary diversions.

Affiliated support group

of the UOAA.







Kankakee Ostomy Association,

P.O. Box 1641,

Kankakee,  

Illinois 60901,

USA.







Website

Email

Telephone

 

Kankakee Ostomy Association

Kankakee Ostomy Association

00 1 815 252 1551

Holds six meetings a year to give support and

encouragement to all ostomates.








Memphis Area Ostomy Group,

Tennessee,

USA.






Website

Email

Telephone

 

www.maog.net

rgilt@bellsouth.net

00 1 901 754 6814


Non-profit, non-political and non-sectarian support group, who

are dedicated to the rehabilitation of ostomates.








Ostomy Las Vegas Support Group,

Nevada,

USA.







Website

Email

Telephone

 

www.ostomylasvegas.weebly.com

snvostomy@gmail.com

00 1 702 483 8116

The group meets on the second Tuesday of every month (September-June inclusive) to give support to all ostomates.







Ostomy Support Group Of Saddleback Valley,

24942 Camberwell Street,

Laguna Hills,

California 92653-4625,

USA.







Email

Telephone

 Mobile


patrask2@cox.net

00 1 949 837 6645

00 1 714 501 2541

Helps and reassures via visitation, education and socialisation

with people, who have had, or will have, ostomy surgery.







Pensacola Ostomy Support Group,

P.O. Box 18164,
Pensacola,

Florida 32523,

USA.







Website

Email


 

Pensacola Ostomy Support Group

jimbmurray@uoaa.org


Holds meetings and special events, where they welcome all ostomates from the N.W. Florida and Pensacola area.







Ostomy Support Group Of DuPage County,

517 East Harding Avenue,

La Grange Park,

Illinois 60526-5618,

USA.







Website

Email

Telephone

 

www.uoachicago.org

bret.cromer@sbcglobal.net

00 1 630 499 9528

Provides emotional support and education regarding the

life-saving procedures of ostomy surgery.






Metro Maryland Ostomy Association Inc.,

12320 Parklawn Drive,

Suite 241,

Rockville,

Maryland 20852,

USA.






Website

Email

Telephone

 

www.MarylandOstomy.org

info@MarylandOstomy.org

00 1 301 946 6661

Works to support in the physical and emotional adjustment of people, who may require or have undergone ostomy surgery.







Ostomy Association Of Dallas,

P.O. Box 223622,

Dallas,

Texas 75222,

USA.








Email

Telephone

 


pdanddave@earthlink.net

00 1 972 931 9651


A volunteer-based organisation dedicated to assisting people,

who have had or will have intestinal or urinary diversions.







Greater Seattle Ostomy Association,

11924 37th Drive South East,

Everett,

Washington 98208-5318,

USA.






Website

Email

Telephone

 

www.ostomywa.org

info@ostomywa.org

00 1 206 748 1410




Seize The Opportunity … To Live Life!








Manchester Ostomy Support Group,

Connecticut,

USA.







Email

Email

Telephone

 


llama39@juno.com

kenlo903@cox.net

00 1 860 644 0043



Meets eight times a year, and gives general support to

all ostomates and their families.









Ostomy Support Group - Dayton OH,

Dayton,

Ohio 45420,

USA.







Website

Email

Telephone

 

Ostomy Support Group - Dayton OH

tsuman647@gmail.com

00 1 937 299 0143


Provides education, information, support and advocacy for people who have had, or will have, intestinal or urinary diversions.








Ostomy Support Group East Valley Arizona,

Mesa,

Arizona,

USA.







Website

Email

www.ostomysupportarizona.org

webmaster@ostomysupportarizona.org

Provides a local organisation for the rehabilitation of persons,

who have lost the normal function of their bowel or bladder.








Ostomy Association Of South Texas,

8115 Datapoint Drive,

San Antonio,

Texas 78229,

USA.







Website

Email

Telephone

 

www.ostomysouthtx.org

ostomysouthtx@gmail.com

00 1 228 217 6106

 

Provides education, information, support and advocacy for people who have had, or will have, intestinal or urinary diversions.







Ostomy Association Of The Houston Area,

P.O. Box 25164,

Houston,

Texas 77265-5164,

USA.







Website

Email

Telephone

 

www.ostomyhouston.org

information@ostomyhouston.org

00 1 713 824 8841

Helps patients and their families in the practical and

emotional adjustments to an ostomy.







Greater Charleston Ostomy Association,

P.O. Box 21989,
Charleston,

South Carolina 29413,

USA.







Website

Email

Telephone

 

www.charlestonareauoaa.com

information@charlestonareauoaa.com

00 1 843 708 9917


Offers support for the benefit of people who have, or will have, intestinal or urinary diversions, and their caregivers.







Rapides Ostomy Support Group,

Alexandria,

Louisiana,

USA.







Website

Email

Facebook

www.rapidesostomy.tripod.com

Rapides Ostomy Support Group

Rapides Ostomy Support Group

Dedicated to the mutual aid and moral support of persons with an ostomy or other urinary diversion, their families and friends.







Charlotte County Ostomy Support Group,

125 Small Street,

Port Charlotte,

Florida 33952,

USA.






Website

Email

Telephone

 

www.ccosg.org

glopatmore@comcast.net

00 1 941 627 9077


A very active group of people, who not only offer help to ostomates, but also their spouses, caregivers and parents.







Meriden-Middlesex Ostomy Chapter,

23 Elika Road,

Wallingford,

Connecticut 06492,

USA.








Email

Telephone

 


helencoty@sbcglobal.net

00 1 203 265 0278  

A friendly support group for anyone with a colostomy,

ileostomy or urostomy.







Salt Lake City Ostomy Support Group,

Intermountain LDS Hospital,

Salt Lake City,

Utah 84143,

USA.








Email

Telephone

 


martha.kaiser@imail.org

00 1 801 408 5663

 

Offers support to any person with an ostomy or anyone,

who assists a person with an ostomy.






Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Area

Ostomy Support Group,

P.O. Box 5227,

Coralville,

Iowa 52241,

USA.







Website

Email

Telephone

Telephone

www.iowaostomy.org

info@iowaostomy.org

00 1 309 292 0150

00 1 319 530 6749

A non-profit support group for people, who have or will have a temporary or permanent bowel or urinary diversion.


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Lahey Hospital And Medical Center

Ostomy Support Group,

41 Mall Road,

Burlington,

Massachusetts 01805,

USA.







Website

Email

Telephone

 

www.lahey.org

Donna.L.Loehner@lahey.org

00 1 781 744 1030

Offers mutual aid for those patients, who have had or are considering a colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy.





Ostomy Association Of

Greater Hartford,

West Hartford Senior Center,
15 Starkel Road,
West Hartford,

Connecticut 06117,

USA.







Website

Email

Telephone

 

Greater Hartford

hartfordostomy@yahoo.com

00 1 860 667 8247

  

 

Dedicated to providing emotional support and reassurance to anyone who has, or will have, an intestinal or urinary diversion.







Richmond Ostomy Association,

(ROA),

1908 Southcliff Road,

Richmond,

Virginia 23225,

USA.








Email

Telephone

 


agriva@comcast.net

00 1 804 232 1916  


 

 

Offers regular meetings with various speakers, visits to

prospective and new ostomates, newsletter and much more.






Medical Center Of Lewisville’s

Ostomy Support Group,

500 West Main Street,

Lewisville,

Texas 75057,

USA.







Website

Email

Telephone

 

www.lewisvillemedical.com

rita.whitney@hcahealthcare.com

00 1 972 420 1523


Offers support, education, information, updates and tips to

anyone, who has a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy.







Rhode Island Ostomy Association,

15 Kent Place,

Cranston,

Rhode Island 02905,

USA.








Email

Telephone

 


donjoycefowler@aol.com

00 1 401 461 4405

 An all-volunteer group offering mutual aid sessions, ostomy nurses, suppliers and special guests at the quarterly meetings.






Charlottesville Area Support,

Continuum Home Health,

2205 Fontaine Avenue, Suite 204,

Charlottesville,

Virginia 22908,

USA.







Website

Email

Telephone

 

www.charlottesvilleostomysupport.com

jmp3ah@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu

00 1 434 984 2273

A team offering support from experienced ostomates and

a certified ostomy nurse in a relaxed environment.







Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group,

Austintown

Mahoning County,

Ohio 44515,

USA.








Email

Telephone

 


anna_fitzgerald@mercy.com

00 1 330 480 3440


 

 

The group provides information and encouragement to

individuals, who have or will have ostomies.







Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group,

Boardman,

Mahoning County,

Ohio 44512,

USA.








Email

Telephone

 


anna_fitzgerald@mercy.com

00 1 330 480 3440


 

 

The group provides information and encouragement to

individuals, who have or will have ostomies.







Portage County Ostomy Association,

UH Portage Medical Center,

Ravenna,

Ohio 44266,

USA.











USA.







Website

Email

Telephone

 

www.pcostomy.org

victak@hotmail.com

00 1 330 322 7908

 


Assists in the rehabilitation of persons, who have or will

have, ostomy surgery or alternate procedures.







Carmichael Ostomy Association,

Carmichael 95628,

California,

USA.








Email

Telephone

 


landj526@gmail.com

00 1 916 435 3038

 

Offers support to those, who are facing or have had ostomy surgery, through telephone, email and face-to-face meetings.