Our Mission

Triangle Area Ostomy Association (TAOA) is a non profit organization dedicated to advancing ostomy health through advocacy, education, and professional interaction. We are an affiliated support group of the The United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. Membership is open to ostomates, nurses and friends who support our mission. New members are always welcome. Please click here to download the membership application form.

About Us

TAOA is a volunteer organization composed primarily of ostomates with the purpose of supplementing the work of the surgeon by offering mutual aid and moral support through people who have learned to live with an ostomy. Trained members visit ostomy patients in hospitals and at their homes upon request and with consent of the patient’s physician.

We publish a monthly newsletter and hold monthly meetings. We hope you will attend our monthly program to support our speakers and to become acquainted with our other members and to share your experiences as an ostomate. You do not have to be a member to attend – all are welcome.