Start/Affiliate Your Group With Us!
To start or affiliate your group with UOAA, call us at 1-800-826-0826 or fill out our form below.
United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. (UOAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports, empowers, and advocates for people who have had or who will have ostomy or continent diversion surgery. UOAA is an association of affiliated, non-profit, support groups and it is dedicated to the provision of information, advocacy and service to, and for, its affiliated support groups, their members and the ostomy community at large.
Affiliation is open to any group that provides mutual aid and support to those who have undergone, or will undergo ostomy or continent bowel/bladder surgery, and to their caregivers/family, and meets the following:
Requirements for Affiliation:
By affiliating with UOAA, you will be joining an organization that is dedicated to increasing your viability as a support group, and, to improving the quality of life, after surgery, of your group’s members and the ostomy/continent diversion community it serves.
We recommend that all Affiliated Support Groups not associated with a hospital come under the UOAA’s tax exempt umbrella. For more information regarding this program please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put tax exempt status in the subject field.