ABF’s ultimate goal is to help provide the emotional support needed for a burn survivor and their family to thrive. In this stage of the Continuum of Care Model, ABF offers social gatherings where organic peer-to-peer support can take place.
The Phoenix Society’s World Burn Congress is an annual international conference that brings together more than 800 burn survivors, families, caregivers, burn care professionals, and firefighters. For many, it is the first opportunity to meet and share with others who have experienced a burn trauma. The conference also serves as a wonderful learning experience for burn care professionals to better understand the issues that impact burn survivors’ lives. To learn more, visit the World Burn Congress website.
Leaders-in-Training (LIT) is a four-year program for burn survivors aged 16-20 who have attended Camp Courage. As burn survivors reclaim their identity and confidence, they often desire to give back to the community, and the LIT program helps them do so. It features special programming during the week of Camp Courage and gatherings throughout the year for further leadership development.
Many LIT Program alumni go on to become counselors or lead staff at Camp Courage. Others become key volunteers for the Milo & Moxie: Smart Safety Rangers Program or our Community Smoke Alarm Program.
Scholarships are available for burn survivors who dream of attending a community college, four-year university, or technical school. To be considered for a McDonald Wood Scholarship, review the program details and send your completed application to [email protected].
When families who have been through similar trauma come together, they are able to find peer support, comfort, and advice. To help families continue to thrive, Arizona Burn Foundation provides social gatherings, including holiday parties, Diamondback games, family picnics, and more. These gatherings provide families the opportunity to find strength from one another as they share their triumphs and challenges.