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 President


trained Phoenix SOAR peer supporters

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states impacted by our advocacy efforts

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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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COVID-19 Response: Stay Connected

As people around the world are affected by COVID-1...

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Supporting a Culture of Giving

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors understands the...

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A statement from Amy Acton

Phoenix Society is committed to creating a space w...

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Phoenix WBC Announcement

Our primary focus is – and continues to be – the h...

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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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