Sunshine Social Welfare Foundation

Sunshine Social Welfare Foundation was established in 1981 by a group of individuals committed to improving the lives of burn survivors and people with facial disfigurement.

Sunshine Foundation has for mission “to provide an extensive range of services for burn survivors and people with facial disfigurement; to assist them in their physical, psychological and social rehabilitation; and to uphold their rights and dignity.” To this end, Sunshine Foundation brings together social workers, physical and occupational therapists, psychological counselors, vocational counselors and social educators, all cooperating as a team to provide comprehensive services to burn survivors and people with facial disfigurement.

Services of the foundation include:

·      Financial aid that covers the expenses for medical treatment, rehabilitation, pressure garments, living and transportation. 

·      Physical rehabilitation services such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, pressure therapy and the production of assistive equipment. Sunshine Rehabilitation Center, established in 1991, is the first center in Taiwan specialized in burn rehabilitation.

·      Housing services offering short-term accommodation for burn survivors in need of continuous rehabilitation in Taipei.

·      Psychological counseling services such as one-on-one individual counselling, group activities, play therapy and sand therapy. 

·      Scholarships to encourage children and youths with facial disfigurement to pursue their studies.

·      Social education for the prevention of burns and for the social acceptance of burn survivors and people with facial disfigurement.

·      Vocational services to facilitate the reintegration of our clients in the job market and allow them to live full, independent lives.

With five centers in Northern, Central, Southern and Eastern Taiwan, and 110 employees, Sunshine Foundation reaches out to burn survivors and people with facial disfigurement across Taiwan, servicing over 2,000 people every year.

Address: 3F, 91, Nanking East Road, Section 3, Taipei City104, Taiwan