GET THE SUPPORT YOU NEED TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE YOUR ULCERATIVE COLITIS (UC)
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is the leading non-profit, volunteer-fueled organization dedicated to finding cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. Since their founding in 1967, the Foundation has played a role in nearly every major breakthrough in IBD research.
With the Open Restrooms Movement, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is encouraging businesses to make restrooms available to people with urgent bathroom needs.
- The “We Can’t Wait” Restroom Finder App offers a simple way to locate publicly accessible restrooms and helps identify participating establishments
- The “I Can’t Wait” Card is a free, wallet-size restroom access card. You can request your card at the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation website. The “We Can’t Wait” app also includes a digital version of the card at no cost
Learn more about the Foundation and the many educational and support resources they provide at crohnscolitisfoundation.org.
Color of Crohn’s & Chronic Illness (COCCI)
COCCI seeks to improve the quality of life for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) who are affected by IBD, digestive disorders, and associated chronic illnesses through community, research, education, and advocacy.
- The "Gotta Go, Right Now!" Card can help you access restrooms when you’re outside of your home and/or safe space. Because when you’ve gotta go, you GOTTA go—now. Apply now for your card at COCCI
Find additional resources offered by COCCI at cocci.org/resources.
Restroom Access Act
The Restroom Access Act, also known as Ally’s Law,* requires retail establishments to allow people with UC and certain other medical conditions access to employee-only restrooms.
Organizations like the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and Color of Crohn’s & Chronic Illness are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with UC. To learn more about Restroom Access and other IBD Advocacy issues visit, www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/get-involved/be-an-advocate/restroom-access.