Support: What We Provide

  • fellowship with an ostomy “family”
  • support and suggestions from local ostomates
  • a bimonthly newsletter with excellent articles from national and local physicians, surgeons, and WOCNs
  • valuable tips and “how-tos” from ostomates
  • the latest regarding Alternate Procedures
  • contact information for local ostomy clinics where WOCNs advise about the management and care of ostomies
  • contact information for local and national ostomy suppliers and manufacturers.

Why Do We Meet? - Metro Maryland

  • Our presence is encouragement to others.
  • No matter how long ago your surgery, no matter how many meetings you have attended, there’s always information to be gained.
  • Keep up on newer developments and hear the speakers who are invited with information pertinent to ostomates.
  • We may have questions and problems that can be asked and answered at the meeting or researched.
  • Give support and encouragement to the volunteers (leaders and trained visitors) and to each other.
  • Be role models for new ostomates to show an active life can continue.
  • See that many of those who were in trouble are now helping others.
  • Learn what’s new in management equipment.
  • Feel good with our peer support group.
  • Experience a sense of accomplishment and renew a positive attitude for life and fulfillment.

Suggested Support $40 per year - May to April

As an all-volunteer organization, additional donations are gratefully accepted.

Metro Maryland Ostomy Association is an IRS Recognized 501(c)3 Organization and all contributions are 100% tax deuctable.

Want to know more?

Please contact us anytime!

We look forward to hearing from you.


MMOA and all affiliated are great! In times of challenges there is always someone to help - gladly, with experience and much humor.