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Burn Survivor Support Groups

Meeting the needs of burn survivors and their families

We provide ongoing support and education to meet the continuous needs of burn survivors and their families during recovery and throughout their lives.

Meetings 

Second Tuesday of the month, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Location

Hurlburt Recovery Pavilion, main hospital, fifth floor

Parking

Complimentary parking is available in the Cambridge Parking Facility located across from the hospital's main entrance. The group facilitator can stamp your parking ticket.

Comfortable, safe atmosphere

Outpatient Burn and Wound Care Center staff members facilitate the Burn Survivor Support Group. They provide a comfortable, safe atmosphere, answer questions and help relieve any anxiety related to burn injuries. Participants can assist one another in coping with the struggles, challenges and triumphs associated with continued recovery and community reentry. The group provides a supportive therapeutic environment where survivors can discuss adjustment issues and regain control of their lives.

Each month, different discussion topics help participants understand the stages of their injuries, rehabilitation and recovery. Individuals can gain emotional support and share feelings about the hospital experience and recovery process. 

Group members can discuss:

  • Practical concerns such as skin care, pressure garments and exercise
  • Life changes and how others are coping with similar situations
  • Concerns about returning to work, school and the community
  • Issues related to body image and image enhancement
Guest speakers may discuss topics such as:

  • Cosmetics and makeup
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Worker’s compensation
  • Reconstruction options

Community activities

Throughout the year, group members and their families can participate in activities that promote socialization and community reentry. Burn survivors can reach out to others for peer support, and participate in burn camp as counselors and mentors. 

Survivors engage in community activities that promote education and public awareness on fire safety, burn prevention and burn survivor support issues. They also have the opportunity to attend the World Burn Congress.

For more information about our Burn Survivor Support Group, contact us by email or call 913-588-5475.

Burn camp

Learn more about our burn camp and how to attend.

Phoenix Society

The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to peer support, education and advocacy to empower anyone affected by a burn injury.