Empowering the burn community around the world

Building a community for transformational healing since 1977.

Phoenix Society serves burn survivors, loved ones, burn care professionals, researchers, and anyone else committed to empowering the burn community and building a safer world. 

Founded by Alan Breslau in 1977, Phoenix Society is now the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering people affected by a burn injury. Our seeds were planted when Alan, a burn survivor of a 1963 airplane crash, visited a young boy in a burn center shortly after his accident. There, he recognized the transformative power of peer support.

Our vision:

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

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Our Programs

We empower transformational healing by connecting thousands of survivors and professionals to the support, resources, and training they need.

With your help, Phoenix Society is building the future we imagined: where no one impacted by a burn injury has to recover alone.

Lorraine Carli, Phoenix Board Member


trained Phoenix SOAR peer supporters

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increase in calls for help last year

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Our Partners

We proudly partner with organizations and individuals who share our vision. With their help, we are reaching more burn survivors than ever before.

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Phoenix Society's Team

Phoenix Society’s team is committed to building a community of transformational healing.

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In the News

Read the latest updates about Phoenix Society and the burn community.

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Phoenix Society to attend 55th ABA Annual Mee...

Many members of the Phoenix Society team are set t...

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Phoenix Staff Update

Please join us as we wish Pam Peterson the very be...

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Earlier this year, we launched the first-of-its-ki...

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Take one step at a time. Focus on the next task at...

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Burn Community Raising Awareness as Home-Fire...

Burn Survivors Share Consequences of Home-Fires an...

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Meet the 2023 Phoenix WBC Program Committee

Our 2023 Phoenix World Burn Congress (2023) Progra...

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Phoenix Awards

Every year, Phoenix Society awards members who have given extraordinary support. The following awards honor the leaders in the burn community and in our organization.

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