SOAR - Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery.
Designed by the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, this hospital-based program is intended to make it easier for volunteers to provide peer support to patients and their families. Peer support assists in adapting to a burn injury through sharing similar experiences.
Many people who successfully recover from a burn injury find purpose and meaning by helping others make the transition from burn victim to burn survivor. Those who recover successfully have learned a lot through trial and error and hope to make the road easier for others. The SOAR training program empowers volunteers with information and skills needed to provide appropriate forms of support.
After volunteers have applied to the program and been screened and trained, the program matches them with patients who have been identified as wanting to speak to another burn survivor.
To request a SOAR visit for you or your child, please submit a copy of our Patient / Caregiver Referral Form to our SOAR Coordinator. You can either fax it to 734-232-3833 or mail it to:
If you have experienced a burn injury and are interested in helping other burn survivors, please contact our SOAR Coordinators: