Who we are....

Ostomy 101 Inc (501c3) is supported the Ostomy Support Group of North San Diego County.   A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports, empowers, and advocates for people who have had or who will have ostomy or continent diversion surgery.

Dawnette Meredith designed and piloted Ostomy 101 classes with the Star Harrison, RN, BSN, WOCN at the University of California Medical Center that now serves 5 hospital systems; UCSD Medical Centers, Tri-City Medical Centers, Scripps Hospitals, Sharp Hospitals and Kaiser Hospitals.

Dawnette continues to facilitate  Ostomy 101 classes to encourage and equip people with ostomies to live abundantly.  She is President of the Ostomy Support Group of North San Diego County, Co-Founder of the Ostomy Support Group Tijuana, President of the National Ostomy Teddy Bear Project and coordinates free Ostomy Supply Closets for San Diego County, Riverside County, Orange County and Tijuana Mexico.




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Resources, tools & information

for living a full, confident life

with an Ostomy

WOCN Society
Grant Recipient
501c3 Nonprofit
Coming Soon Online

Non-medical lifestyle classes facilitated at no cost by Ostomate volunteers & collaborated by a WOCN.  These classes will equip you with the information and resources you need to live a vibrant, confident life after ostomy surgery.

 I want to thank you for this excellent class.  All the material presented was hugely informative & encouraging.  I came to the class feeling down. I left feeling like this was going to be fine. I CAN DO THIS!


You're not alone

One million people in the United States live vibrant lives after ostomy surgery. 


Fashion models, marathoners, surfers, CEO's, construction workers, students and countless other people, from all walks of life live full active abundant lives with an ostomy.

We are these people.  We're not medical professionals - we are REAL people living full lives with an ostomy.

  We're not medical professionals - we are real people living full lives with an ostomy.

What Makes Ostomy 101 Different?

*Patient Led & Patient Trusted

*WOCN Collaboration

*WOCN Society Supported

*Curated by a Nonprofit 

*No Vendor Sponsorships

*Ostomy Lifestyle Information all in one Place

*Product Overview & Viewing

*Welcomed & Trusted by Clinicians

*Attended by Patients & Clinicians

Limited to 20 seats per class

Register TODAY

A Different Kind of Support Group 

Our meetings include educational speakers that share techniques, products and resources for successfully living with an ostomy. 


Our break-out groups are the perfect setting for more individual questions, concerns & information.


Ostomy Supplies:  Our group offers free ostomy supplies for the uninsured or underinsured that can be picked up at our meetings.  *Must be pre-arranged  

Online Classes

Coming Soon!

Special Thanks

The WOC Nurses at the University of California San Diego and the WOCN Society, Pacific Coast Region

for partnering with me to develop this class and advocating

for it's implementation.

The Ostomy Support Group of North San Diego County