About This Support Group
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit, self-governing organization of volunteers. Members are
ostomates, their families, ostomy (ET) nurses, surgical suppliers, physician
advisors and other interested persons.
The purpose of the Houston area support group is to aid patients and their families in
the practical and emotional adjustments to an ostomy. We offer rehabilitation
help but do not provide medical advice. Nothing in this site should be
interpreted as medical advice.
Methods used are mutual support, sharing of experiences and practical
Activities include visiting new ostomates, educational meetings, teaching
through literature and audio-visual presentations, lectures and discussions with
health care personnel and the public.
Our Support Group cooperates with the American Cancer Society and other
organizations, institutions, and individuals dedicated to the rehabilitation of
Membership is open to anyone interested in the goals of the association.
Benefits: Periodicals, "how to" publications, participation in
local, regional and national meetings, youth rallies, latest information on
ostomy management, fellowship and opportunity to help others.
Dues: $25.00 payable to the Ostomy Association of the Houston Area,
includes the monthly Houston Area Support Group
Visitation: Please review the visitor program guidelines.
Newsletters: firstname.lastname@example.org Need the latest issue or old ones?
Ostomy Association of the Houston Area
PO Box 25164
Houston, TX 77265-5164
Another way to contact us is through our feedback page.
- Click here for the United Ostomy Associations
- Here are the Proposed Bylaws (2013) for review.