A Welcoming Home for JA Families 

The Arthritis Foundation offers invaluable resources, events and information to guide you on your journey with juvenile arthritis. We also encourage you reach out to your nearest Arthritis Foundation office to help get connected with other families who can empathize and provide a much-needed support system.  

A diagnosis of juvenile arthritis can turn life upside down and make you feel powerless. The Arthritis Foundation offers the JA Power Pack – a tool designed to give your family the POWER to make living with JA easier. To assist with newly diagnosed patients and families, we offer packs for children (ages 0-8), pre-teens (ages 9-12) and teens (ages 13-18).

Our JA camp programs give kids living with juvenile arthritis and other childhood rheumatic diseases the chance to be themselves. Our nationwide camps provide a safe and nurturing environment supervised by trained staff and medical professionals. All camps feature traditional summer camping activities, from canoeing and archery to campfires and sing-alongs. Besides forging new friendships and amazing memories, campers gain a better understanding of their disease while gaining independence and self-confidence.  


 JA Days  

The Arthritis Foundation hosts events throughout the year to help kids and their families live better with JA and connect with others. Informative and supportive, these events cover various aspects of living with JA, including an overview of the disease, medications, pain management techniques, exercise and more! To learn about JA Days in your area, visit our events page. 


Live Yes ! Connect 

Arthritis Foundation Live Yes! Connect Groups provide support for parents and caregivers of children living with juvenile arthritis and other rheumatic diseases. These groups are part of an expansion of Arthritis Foundation resources, providing personalized help and support for parents – with opportunities to connect with others, be educated and feel empowered.  


National Juvenile Arthritis Conference 

The Arthritis Foundation’s annual National Juvenile Arthritis Conference is where kids, teens, young adults and their families come together from across the country to get better informed about juvenile arthritis and other childhood rheumatic diseases. Attendees share stories, exchange tips and build lifelong memories and friendships. Travel awards are available.  


Teens and Transitions  

The Arthritis Foundation is here for teens and young adults as they strive for independence and taking active control of their health care. Our Transition Toolkit is designed to help teens and their families develop the skills they need to successfully make the leap to independence. Our iPeer2Peer program matches teens with juvenile arthritis (ages 13-17) to young adult mentor (ages 18-25) who’ll provide insights to how they’ve managed their challenges. 


Winterhoff Arthritis Scholarship 

The Winterhoff Arthritis Scholarship is a nationwide scholarship opportunity for deserving college students with arthritis or another rheumatic disease, to help cover the costs of tuition, books and supplies. Scholarship recipients are positive role models and leaders in the arthritis community, empowering themselves and others to live their best life. Administered by the Arthritis Foundation, applications are anonymously reviewed based on submitted essays, not on financial need. 



The Arthritis Foundation partners with the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) to find the causes of pediatric rheumatic diseases, develop the most effective treatments and ultimately find a cure. Through the CARRA Registry, researchers collect information on individual patients over time. You and your family can help solve the mysteries of pediatric rheumatic diseases by participating in this important research. Learn how you can help us conquer childhood arthritis.    

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  • Donate

    Every gift to the Arthritis Foundation will help people with arthritis across the U.S. live their best life.

  • Volunteer

    Join us and become a Champion of Yes. There are many volunteer opportunities available.

  • Live Yes! INSIGHTS

    Take part to be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis.

  • Partner

    Proud Partners of the Arthritis Foundation make an annual commitment to directly support the Foundation’s mission.


Make a Donation

Help millions of people live with less pain and fund groundbreaking research to discover a cure for this devastating disease. Please, make your urgently-needed donation to the Arthritis Foundation now!

Become a Member

Become an Arthritis Foundation member today for just $20. You'll receive a year's worth of Arthritis Today magazine, access to helpful tools, resources, and more.

Make a Honor or Memorial Gift

Honor a loved one with a meaningful donation to the Arthritis Foundation. We'll send a handwritten card to the honoree or their family notifying them of your thoughtful gift.


Volunteer Opportunities

The Arthritis Foundation is focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing information, advocacy, science and community. We can only achieve these goals with your help. Strong, outspoken and engaged volunteers will help us conquer arthritis. By getting involved, you become a leader in our organization and help make a difference in the lives of millions. Join us and become a Champion of Yes.

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Give Just 10 Minutes.

Tell us what matters most to you. Change the future of arthritis.

By taking part in the Live Yes! INSIGHTS assessment, you’ll be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis, for yourself and for 54 million others. And all it takes is just 10 minutes.

Your shared experiences will help:

- Lead to more effective treatments and outcomes
- Develop programs to meet the needs of you and your community
- Shape a powerful agenda that fights for you

Now is the time to make your voice count, for yourself and the entire arthritis community. 

Currently this program is for the adult arthritis community.  Since the needs of the juvenile arthritis (JA) community are unique, we are currently working with experts to develop a customized experience for JA families. 

How are you changing the future?

By sharing your experience, you’re showing decision-makers the realities of living with arthritis, paving the way for change. You’re helping break down barriers to care, inform research and create resources that make a difference in people’s lives, including your own.

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Meet Our Partners

As a partner, you will help the Arthritis Foundation provide life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections for people with arthritis, the nations leading cause of disability. Join us today and help lead the way as a Champion of Yes.


Our Trailblazers are committed partners ready to lead the way, take action and fight for everyday victories. They contribute $2,000,000 to $2,749,000


Our Visionary partners help us plan for a future that includes a cure for arthritis. These inspired and inventive champions have contributed $1,500,00 to $1,999,999.


Our Pioneers are always ready to explore and find new weapons in the fight against arthritis. They contribute $1,000,000 to $1,499,999.


Our Pacesetters ensure that we can chart the course for a cure for those who live with arthritis. They contribute $500,000 to $999,000.


Our Signature partners make their mark by helping us identify new and meaningful resources for people with arthritis. They contribute $250,000 to $499,999.


Our Supporting partners are active champions who provide encouragement and assistance to the arthritis community. They contribute $100,000 to $249,999.

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