Children’s Burn Foundation meets the needs of children and their families whose lives are dramatically altered by the tragedy of a childhood burn. Support includes life-transforming surgeries, specialized care, physical therapy, housing and transportation assistance, counseling, and opportunities for socialization with other survivors and their families.
CBF's reach is local, national, and international and provided
services for 4,182 children during this past fiscal year.
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The Full Recovery Program provides medical care and other
critically needed support services to those whose needs
may not be covered by insurance or state services.
The services provided include reconstructive surgery, physical therapy,
pressure garments and face-masks, and prostheses.
To request Medical Services, click here .
Family Emergency Assistance
The trauma of a burn injury affects the entire family. Parents
often must take time off from work to be with their children in
the hospital and at home. For many, this can lead to financial crisis.
The Foundation’s Family Emergency Assistance Program provides
assistance to low income families to relieve financial stresses so
that families can focus on their child’s recovery.
This support includes transportation, emergency housing
assistance, food vouchers, and other needs.
Teen Support Group – Y.A.B.S.S.
Teen burn survivors find camaraderie in our program known by the acronym YABSS: Young Adult Burn Survivors & Supporters. YABSS support each teen's transition into adulthood, encouraging them to reach their full potential and embrace a bright and unlimited future.
Child & Family Support Groups
Child burn survivors, their siblings, and parents face unique challenges.
Certified child life specialists and social workers guide these families
in support groups designed specifically for them.
For more information, contact us.
Camps & Retreats
Camp Gung Ho days are free, fun-filled adventures for young burn survivors and their siblings. Camp allows them to forget any stress, have fun, and just be kids. Camp Gung Ho activities have included fishing, swimming, art projects, surfing, and a day at Universal Studios.
Family Camp is a four day weekend in a sports camp environment.
Winter Retreat takes place between Christmas and New Years and provides a sense of community among burn survivors.
Children’s Holiday Parties
We help support Halloween and Christmas parties at local Southern California hospitals to ensure that child burn survivors and their families have fun for the holidays. This year, more than 400 child burn survivors
and their families attended a special Willy Wonka themed party at
Fire Station 84 in Woodland Hills.
Thank you to Panda Express, Hasbro, JAKKS Pacific, Brian Murphy,
and our Council Women for their generosity.
Children’s Burn Foundation Council women put on this fantastic event with assistance from Board members, staff, and other outstanding volunteers.
For children still in the hospital, we bring the holidays to them.