Transforming lives since 1972.
When I was a new survivor, I had a lot of emotional damage and was struggling with how to move forward. I now know my purpose in life is to provide support to other survivors, to ensure they are not going through those same struggles alone."
Burn Survivor & Burn Institute Volunteer
The Burn Institute played a huge part of our family by inviting us to attend events and support group sessions where we had the unique opportunity to interact with other burn survivors. The Burn Institute’s guidance helped us face this life-long healing process and will continue to do so."
Burn Survivor’s Mother
With support from the Burn Institute and the love of my family, I learned how to smile again."
We seek to educate, support & inspire.
Our team strives to educate and assist as many people as possible. Giving children, teens, adults, and elders the right tools – and bright hope for the future – with our programs, we work to maximize our impact.
Discover our many educational efforts, hear burn survivors’ stories, and learn how the Burn Institute has improved their quality of life:
Help us protect our community.
Across San Diego and Imperial Counties, we run programs that prevent fires, from Youth Firesetter Intervention to Fire-Safe Seniors. Each year, we provide fire and burn prevention education – in both English and Spanish – to 1,000s of children and adults.
Participate in these crucial programs, and download our educational resources:
If you’re a burn survivor, you’re not alone.
When you join our programs or attend our events, you meet fellow burn survivors – and find inspiration in their stories and strength. We offer support groups for burn survivors and their families, retreats, and more.
We hope to meet you soon!
Lend a hand. Make a difference.
You’re invited to our Burn Run 5K, Firefighter Boot Drive, and more fun events!
You can apply online to help with Camp Beyond the Scars and many other programs.
All gifts – big or small – add up. Empower our San Diego community and burn survivors today.
Meet a dedicated organization.
Our team is proud to offer life-saving and life-changing programs. Thanks to our financial stewardship, our driven staff, and our committed board, we reach 1,000s of people across San Diego County each year.
We’re on a mission to change more lives. Will you join us?
The latest news
from the Burn Institute.
National Burn Awareness Week February 5th-11th
Scalds: Hot Liquids Burn Like Fire San Diego, CA, Burn injuries continue to be one of
We’re Hiring: Director of Operations
Director of Operations The Burn Institute’s mission is to educate and inspire communities to reduce burn
Message from our Executive Director, Susan Day 2022 marked 50 years of the Burn Institute serving
Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians Supports the Burn Institute
Thank you to the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians for your recent support of our Fire
Every contribution makes all the difference.
With programs to provide emotional support and offer financial assistance, we ensure your donations make a maximum impact.
Together, let’s safely equip our community and encourage more burn survivors on their lifelong journey.