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Whether through one-on-one meetings, supportive phone calls, or our monthly group sessions, Burn Survivors of New England is dedicated to providing a profound sense of hope, inspiration, and guidance to individuals in all stages of their burn recovery journey. Our peer support program serves as a powerful space, bringing together individuals who share a common bond through their burn experiences. It's about one survivor extending a helping hand to another, navigating the challenging terrain of burn trauma together. 


Peer Support is designed to offer mentoring, emotional support, social connection, information sharing, and practical assistance, tailored to the unique needs of each participant. Additionally, we extend our support to caregivers and family members of burn survivors, recognizing the critical role they play in the healing process. Led by certified peer supporters, who have undergone comprehensive training, screening, and supervision, our peer support groups are facilitated by individuals who have made significant strides in their own recovery.


Burn Survivors of New England proudly collaborates with Phoenix Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery (PSOAR), a trusted program recognized by leading hospitals across the New England region. Through our carefully cultivated peer support network, we strive to create a nurturing environment that fosters resilience, understanding, and lasting camaraderie among our burn survivor community.

Empowering Through Peer Support

  • In-Person in-patient or out-patient

  • Zoom video conferencing

  • Telephone

  • Peer support group

 Learn more about BSONE Support Programs below

Methods of Peer Support

Peer Support

Peer Support Flyer

Mark your calendars every 2nd Tuesday of the month for our inclusive support group virtual meeting, open to Burn Survivors, their families, dedicated caregivers, compassionate clinicians, and esteemed first responders. Join us as we foster a collaborative space for sharing insights, exchanging valuable tips on long-term recovery, staying updated on the latest burn research, and drawing inspiration from uplifting stories. 

Feel free to choose your level of participation- whether you prefer to quietly listen, actively engage in the conversation or seek clarification through your thoughtful questions. Together, we build a supportive community that values each unique perspective and journey towards healing.

Join Zoom Meeting: 

Meeting ID: 814 1127 1940

Join our virtual support groups and discover a community that uplifts and empowers.

"We bring someone hope. There’s no prescription for that.”

- George Pessotti, Burn Survivor and Peer Supporter

sitting with George

Important changes have been implemented for our in-person individual inpatient support services for burn survivors and their families due to the impact of COVID. Despite the restrictions at certain partnering hospitals such as Spaulding Rehabilitation, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Brigham and Women's Hospital, both in the Boston area, as well as Hasbro Hospital in Rhode Island, we continue to provide individual inpatient support. Caregivers are encouraged to reach out to schedule a virtual inpatient meeting. If you are aware of a burn survivor or a family member in need of support, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us!

Encouragement provided by someone who has experienced similar challenges

Individual Support

SOAR Support

Virtual Support Group

talking with survivors at the walk

Are you a burn survivor looking to make a positive impact in the lives of others on a similar journey? Look no further than Phoenix SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery), an initiative by the esteemed Phoenix Society, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting burn survivors across the country.

Phoenix SOAR is a vibrant community comprising over 1,000 dedicated volunteers committed to assisting fellow burn survivors and their loved ones in their path to transformative healing. By joining as a Phoenix SOAR Peer Supporter, you have the invaluable opportunity to share your knowledge and provide life-changing companionship to others in the burn community.

To ensure the best support for both you and the individuals you'll be assisting, we offer a comprehensive training program. This training equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge, and a screening process will ensure your readiness to provide impactful assistance. You'll have the chance to undergo an interactive training session with one of our local peer support coordinators, which will prepare you to be an effective and empathetic peer supporter.

To find a Phoenix SOAR Program in your area, take a look at our list of active hospitals. Reach out to the hospital's dedicated Phoenix SOAR Coordinator for more information, or simply contact us directly to express your interest.

Join Phoenix SOAR today and become part of a powerful network that connects survivors and their loved ones, providing invaluable support and understanding to those who have endured similar challenges.

Ready to make a difference? Click here to learn more about the Phoenix SOAR Program and start your journey of transformative healing.

Empowering Burn Survivors to Make a Difference

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