Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation (SFBF) provides assistance to patients and families being treated at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital. The Foundation provides many free services for burn patients and their families to include: lodging at the Jeffery Vaden Chavis House on the Doctors Hospital campus, daily meals, transportation, medications and anti-scarring garments.
“We are proud of our partnership with the JMS Burn Center at Doctors Hospital. It allows us to make a difference for the families of burn patients.”
SFBF was founded by Joseph M. Still, Jr., M.D., founder of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center. Dr. Still made it his mission to not only improve the treatment of burn care for his patients, but to help the patients and their families with non-medical necessities. He wanted to provide a place for family members to stay while their loved ones are in the Burn Center.
The Jeffrey Vaden Chavis House at the Shirley Badke Retreat
Patients at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital could be in the hospital for as little as one week or as long as 8 to 10 weeks. Since most burn patients come from outside of Augusta, finding an affordable place to stay for their families close to the hospital is sometimes impossible. That’s why Doctors Hospital has a residence on campus run by the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation that allows family members of burn patients to stay, free of charge, while their loved one is in the hospital. The residence is named after Jeffrey Vaden Chavis, a South Carolina firefighter who died in the line of duty.
The Chavis House:
- Sleeps up to 50 people
- Kitchen for warming up food
- Family room with TV
Local churches in the Augusta area pitch in and make sure there is one hot meal served at the residence each day for the families.
Learn more about the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation and the services it offers:
3614 J. Dewey Gray Circle, Building C
Augusta, GA 30909