About the Oley Foundation
The Oley Foundation has transformed the lives of thousands of individuals and families who manage intravenous or tube feeding in their homes. Independent, NIH-funded research has proven the effectiveness of Oley's programs in lowering the incidence of catheter-related sepsis, reducing reactive depression, and significantly improving their quality of life. [Home Parenteral Nutrition: Does Affiliation with a National Support and Education Organization Affect Outcomes? Smith, et. al., JPEN 2002;26(3): 159-163.]
“The information and support I have received from Oley is so helpful....
It has definitely made my life easier, helped me be healthier, and to
“It is the ‘connections’ with those in the trenches that makes Oley such
a wonderful support, and different from many organizations.”
saved my son's life!"
Founded in 1983 by Lyn Howard, MD and her patient, Clarence "Oley" Oldenburg, the Oley Foundation is a national, independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that strives to enrich the lives of those living with home intravenous nutrition (parenteral ) and tube feeding (enteral ) through education, advocacy, and networking. The Foundation also serves as a resource for consumer's families, clinicians and industry representatives, and other interested parties. Programs are directed by the staff and guidance is provided by a board of dedicated professionals and patients.
Don’t miss our other popular web pages that provide tips for traveling, swimming and tube feeding; advice on diet, hydration and short bowel syndrome; opportunities to participate in research; and helpful printed materials (for a complete list see the “Resources” drop-down menu).
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Start-up funds for the Oley Foundation were provided by the Oldenburg family. Ongoing support comes from homePEN families, friends, clinicians and corporations.
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Allocation of Annual Support
13% Administration, Development