SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery)
Provides patients and families, while still in the hospital, a connection with a trained peer supporter who has experienced a burn injury. This program benefits patients and their families, the hospital burn team and the person providing peer support.
Talking with someone who has been directly impacted by a burn or by tissue injury can be reassuring, because he or she has had similar experiences and is familiar with what lies ahead.
Monthly Burn Survivor Support Group
Join our burn support group to listen, share, learn from, and support one another.
Support group meetings: Wednesdays
- Fourth Wednesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
- University of Colorado Hospital, Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
- 2nd floor, room 2005/2006
Support group meetings: Saturdays
- 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, noon to 1 p.m.
- University of Colorado Hospital, Burn ICU conference rm. 3.2213
- Lunch provided
All burn survivors and their loved ones are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Katie Fuenning, (720) 848-6054.
The Burn Team at University of Colorado Hospital participates in many different outreach events each month. Whether it be burn care information for triage and transport of burn patients to EMS and other healthcare providers, or burn prevention education given out in the community, we do our best to be a great resource for you.
Please see below for two of our specific programs, but also feel free to contact us with any questions or outreach requests that you may have.
Contact Katie Fuenning, outreach coodinator, at (720) 848-6054.
Aurora P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth)
University of Colorado Hospital is a sponsor of Aurora P.A.R.T.Y., and is seeking volunteers and other support for the program.
P.A.R.T.Y. is a dynamic, interactive injury prevention and health promotion program for teenage students, held at UCH.
Students examine a "crash car" that was involved in a fatal crash, follow a trauma victim through a course of treatment and rehabilitation, and interact with many health care professionals and Colorado State Patrol representatives, who depict the reality of trauma including death, permanent disability, and the effects that a student's poor choices will have on family, friends and everyone else around them.
This program is volunteer-driven and is provided to student groups up to three times monthly depending on resources.
See our P.A.R.T.Y. web page
Kids on the Block Puppet Show
The Burn Team offers a puppet show for children from Kids on the Block, Inc. Life-sized puppets star in three different fire safety-related scenarios as well as a Stop, Drop, and Roll song.
This interactive program features three of the most popular Kids on the Block characters who teach children how to prevent fire, how to avoid potentially hazardous situations, and how to react appropriately should danger occur.