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, the importance of providing a substantial support program to people of all ages and interests has not diminished. NAAF’s various support programs offer different ways to create a sense of community amongst individuals with alopecia areata and their families. We’ve also partnered with Smart Patients to create an online alopecia areata community to help individuals with alopecia areata and their families connect with each other. If you are 18 or older, you can join the community for free to share, interact, and learn from each other in a safe, supportive environment. When you’re ready, we invite you to join the Smart Patients alopecia areata community by visiting: https://www.smartpatients.com/naaf.