Burn Survivor Support and Aftercare Resources
Burn Survivor Support Group
We provide a safe atmosphere focused on the needs of those who attend by offering a range of topics relevant to burn recovery. As a Phoenix Society Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery (SOAR)-designated facility, our peer support volunteers will serve as a source of hope and inspiration to those experiencing a burn injury. Questions are answered and anxieties related to the injuries are often alleviated at these meetings by those attending.
When: The first Thursday of the month, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Director's Conference Room, 1st Floor
UC Davis Medical Center - Main Hospital
2315 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817
(link driving directions)
Who: All burn injury survivors, their family and friends are welcome.
*If notified 24 hours in advance, language interpreter services can be arranged.
The BurnNet Newsletter
Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery (SOAR) is a program designed by The Phoenix Society to address the needs of burn patients and their families by providing one-on-one peer support and mentoring during the journey of recovery. Peer support assists individuals in adapting to a burn injury through sharing similar experiences. This resource is available to people in the process of burn injury recovery or who may have physically recovered from burn injuries (even decades previously) but may have never had an opportunity to talk about it with someone else who has had a similar experience. Contact our SOAR Coordinator 916-734-5596 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Wednesday evening, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PST
The Phoenix Society hosts a weekly, moderated Internet Chat that offers peer support for survivors, family, and friends affected by a burn injury. Participation is welcomed regardless of how recent or how long ago the injury was received. To enter the chat room, go to www.phoenix-society.org
Free online learning courses designed to empower burn survivors and their families with the tools to handle questions, stares and social situations after a burn injury. In partnership with Target Solutions, Phoenix Society’s Online Learning is a web-based program developed by burn survivors, family members, and burn care professionals. Enroll now at the following link: http://www.phoenix-society.org/community/stayconnected/online-learning-community/
- Beyond Surviving Adult Burn Recovery Retreat
Held annually in the spring. A unique 3-day burn recovery program designed for the adult burn survivor and their significant other to encourage healing and personal growth by offering discussions and skills training alongside other burn survivors in various stages of recovery.
- Firefighters Kids Camp
Held annually in mid-summer. Firefighters Kids Camp is a burn recovery program to benefit young burn survivors, ages six (and have completed the 1st grade) to seventeen. Our mission is to provide young burn survivors with a fun and safe camp environment that encourages healing, personal growth and character development within a natural setting. Campers will enjoy activities that include rocking climbing, arts and crafts, swimming, bicycling, hiking, kayaking, team building, campfire skits and songs, a BIG dance, and much, much more!
- Little Heroes Preschool Burn Camp
Held annually in late autumn. Little Heroes Preschool Burn Camp is a burn recovery program designed for preschool burn survivors, ages three to six years old and their families. This unique, three-day program helps children along with their families understand and cope with physical and emotional challenges associated with burn recovery. In a supportive camp environment, families have the opportunity to meet other families who are overcoming similar challenges.
Held annually during baseball season. Sponsored by the Firefighters Burn Institute, this is an opportunity for burn survivors, burn center staff, firefighters and their family and friends to attend a Sacramento River Cats baseball game together. It is a time to relax and socialize.
Held annually in early autumn. Sponsored by the Firefighters Burn Institute, this is a day for burn survivors, burn center staff, firefighters and all their family to relax, play and reconnect.