Our Purpose and Values

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Hear from a few of our parents about what ACHFTS has done for their family

At A Children’s House for the Soul (ACHFTS), we want to help those with skin conditions and birthmarks feel validated and understood.  We hope to inspire our community with knowledge to face their challenges with acceptance, positive awareness, and coping strategies that will lead to empowerment and advocacy.

Mission

To empower, encourage, and unite all children and families impacted by skin conditions and birthmarks by providing social, emotional and spiritual support, while also raising awareness through community education initiatives.

Vision

Make the world a more understanding, accepting and loving place for those affected by skin conditions and birthmarks.

Meet our Team

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Dr. Alanna Bree
Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer (CEO)

Alanna F. Bree, M.D. is a Pediatric Dermatologist, as well as the Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer (CEO) of A Children’s House for the Soul, Inc.  Dr. Bree retired from her solo practice at A Children’s House for Pediatric Dermatology on the clinic’s 7-year anniversary of April 1, 2022 (no fooling!) so she can dedicate 100% of her professional energy and passion to help fulfill the nonprofit organization’s vision of making the world a more understanding, accepting, and loving place for those impacted by skin conditions and birthmarks.  She wants everyone who comes through the orange doors of A Children’s House to know without a doubt that they were Made A Masterpiece.TM

Professionally, Dr. Bree has been actively involved in the American Academy of Dermatology and Society for Pediatric Dermatology where she has participated in several leadership roles & given many nationally invited lectures. She has been involved in national and international pediatric dermatology research with NIH grant funding for her work on AEC Syndrome, has several scientific publications, and is co-author of The Illustrated Manual of Pediatric Dermatology. She has been a long-time volunteer of the American Academy of Dermatology’s Camp Discovery, held each summer at Camp For All in Burton, TX. She is also a previous member of the Scientific Advisory Council for the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias and was co-chair of the Dermatology Advisory Group for the World Health Organization to update the International Classification of Diseases. She has additionally authored her own book, A Children’s House: A Little Story About A God-sized Dream, which is a personal testimony of all God has done in and through her life.  She desires that her work brings glory to God and spreads the love and light of Jesus to a hurting world that needs His mercy and grace to be fully healed because she considers that to be the very best medicine for all of our hearts and souls!

Join our community

Do you or someone in your family have a skin disease or birthmark? Engage with us through our online resources and sign up to get updates

Make a donation

Please consider a one-time or monthly donation to help support future projects that will help even more children and teens love the skin they are in.