NAAF was established in 1981 with one clear goal; to offer support to individuals affected by alopecia areata. Though the mission has expanded over the past two decades to include advocating for change and funding research to find a treatment or cure, the importance of providing a substantial support program to people of all ages and interests has not diminished. We're here to help; please click on the link below to access our list of support volunteers across the country and internationally.

The NAAF support network offers different ways to create a sense of community among individuals with alopecia areata and their families. If you would like to discuss your experiences with alopecia areata in a group setting, the Support Group Program will be the best fit. It is a great way to get support and know you are not alone.  You can also speak one on one with our experienced telephone support contacts. NAAF’s Youth Mentor Program connects children living with alopecia areata and their parents to young adult mentors to formulate lasting bonds while providing support and guidance on living with alopecia areata.  Also, Smart Patients is an online community for alopecia areata patients and their families to share, interact, and learn from peers in a safe, supportive environment.You can join the community for free. We're here to help; please use as many of these programs as you would like.