Here at Burned Children Recovery Foundation, we are committed to a single goal; we are a national recovery agency that has provided Emotional Support and Financial Aid to Burned Children and their Families since 1989.Explore our website to learn more about all that we’re doing to make a change. We believe every burned child should have an opportunity to heal from both physical and emotional injuries. Our foundation strives to offer these children from all socio economical backgrounds these opportunities. With your financial assistance and support we are able to bring children (and family members) to Phoenix House for immediate support as well as provide children a Camp experience (Camp Phoenix) to meet other children and engage in meaningful learning and friendship environment.
We provide counseling and financial aid to the family and also offer our two recovery programs to the children and their family. Phoenix House is a 10 bed recovery center for recluse and high trauma children struggling in their recovery. Camp Phoenix is our National Burned Children's Recovery Camp for burned children. Attending both programs is an important step to the recovery of the child.
Burns are one of the most painful injuries to recover from. We offer support and encouragement during and after hospitalization. When does the healing start? Reconstructive surgery will play a role in the child's overall post burn restoration process, but it is the area on the body affected and the percentage of total burned tissue that will play the largest role in how fast they will recover.
Many children are turned away because of the lack of funding, please consider supporting our deserving children by donating to BCRF.
Please join us as we congratulate CEO and Founder Michael Mathis as he received the Holiday Hero Award from Q13 FOX NEWS on December 22, 2017
BURN SURVIVOR AND FAMILY SUPPORT
Transportation and lodging costs for the child’s hospital and clinic visits.
Counseling and out of pocket medical costs, bandages, compression garments, prescriptions, etc.
Outside activity costs including - sports, dance, band and school activities to help prevent reclusion.
Funding to attend our recovery center named "Phoenix House" for high trauma and recluse children.
Return to School assistance and school clothing/shoes to help build self-esteem and Pride.
Funding to attend the National Burned Children's Camp Phoenix helping the child build life-time friendships.
Burned Survivors Toll Free Helpline to help with the day-to-day problems.
BURN SUPPORT GROUP
We offer a support group for burn survivors and their families to talk about the many problems a burn survivor must overcome such as public reaction to burn scars & parent-child interaction.
WHAT WE DO
We believe every burned child should have an opportunity to heal from both physical and emotional injuries. Our foundation strives to offer these children from all socio economical backgrounds these opportunities. With your financial assistance and support we are able to bring children (and family members) to Phoenix House for immediate support as well as provide children a Camp experience (Camp Phoenix) to meet other children and engage in meaningful learning and friendship environment.
Información en Español
Ofrecemos asesoramiento y ayuda económica a la familia y también ofrecemos a nuestros dos programas de recuperación de los niños y su familia. Phoenix House es un centro de recuperación de la cama 10 de la reclusa y de alta trauma niños que luchan en su recuperación
Support from Experienced Survivors
Unique support from experienced burn survivors who understand the trauma the children are going through. The credibility of having walked in their shoes helps the children to trust and feel comfortable asking questions and seek support and understanding in dealing with personal difficulties. This support helps the children through the transition from victim to a survivor.
Building a Better Tomorrow
Camp Phoenix provides an opportunity for children recovering from burn injuries to meet other children who share similar feelings and experiences. The weeklong camp gives these children temporary freedom from the everyday frustrations of being burned, a chance to share their stories and to bond with each other. It’s a week full of friendship, sharing, and activities that provide physical and emotional challenges to invoke a feeling of accomplishment no matter how small. Campers and adult burn survivors share their stories and emotions, especially shame and fear, about their recovery. The shame will remain forever, however the fears can be turned into challenges with support of other survivors and by having a new outlook on life. They become a valuable member of the Phoenix family, which helps the children feel more comfortable and in control of their anxieties and panic when receiving negative reactions or when asked what has happened. Most of all, camp is a place to have fun, learn new things, find acceptance and build self esteem.