Local Celiac Disease Support
Here at NCA, we are proud to say that we offer an extensive and growing network of people across the nation who are willing and waiting to help you live day-to-day with your diagnosis. See below for ways to help, or to find support. NCA recognizes three types of local celiac disease support.
Chapters are exciting and vibrant support groups that have followed state and federal requirements to become a legitimate part of National Celiac Association. They provide education and support, frequently having conferences or smaller meetings, collecting dues and providing publications. They are independently organized with a legal obligation to the National Celiac Association.
Local Partners serve as a much-needed contact for information, member recruitment, advocacy, and support in their area. Local Partners tend to be smaller than chapters, but no less dynamic. They offer a broad range of support such as drop-in meetings, other social events, and one-on-one communication. Headed by one or two people, they are directly responsible to the National Celiac Association.
A Resource Person is a volunteer who serves as a local contact for support, advocacy, information and member recruitment. They work independently, providing both email and phone support for individuals. They enlighten and nurture those in need in their area. They are directly responsible to the National Celiac Association.