CPC News Today had the honor to attend the 7th Annual Gala “Havana Nights” produced by the non-profit organization Face Forward, which helps victims of domestic violence with facial reconstruction. In this video the main performer rapper Nelly is interviewed by Erica Allseitz along with actor Brett Dalton who talks about Face Forward and several of his upcoming movies.
About Face Forward
Face Forward works with community leaders and organizations around the nation and throughout the world, in order to identify victims of violence who are working toward recovery and who carry the physical evidence of past abuse. We are able to provide our services to individuals who are committed to their recovery by partnering with local community centers, which offer complementary relief, housing, counseling, job searches and legal assistance. We are one humble part of the recovery puzzle; however, the immediate results of our healing efforts provide individuals with the confidence to put their best Face Forward once again.
Face Forward is a non-profit organization, a 501(c)(3) registered in the State of California. In 2015 alone, we have provided over $750,000 pro bono treatments to our patients. Since an average patient’s treatment costs approximately $5,000, every penny helps.
Face Forward vows that all individuals who cannot afford the fees associated with proper internal and external care will be treated pro bono. Our team of skilled surgeons and specialists have been fortunate enough to impact the lives of many with truly life-changing results, but this is just the beginning. We need your help.
We welcome your generosity, support and donations. Please contact us for details on how to support our cause and keep an eye out for one of our fundraising events.
Over five million women a year are affected by domestic violence in the United States; over one million victims require medical attention.
In the United States, a woman is beaten every nine seconds by an intimate or former partner and 75 percent of women who are in an abusive relationship receive battering to their face and head area.
Victims of human trafficking are subject to physical injuries and psychological and emotional abuse on a daily basis. Injuries such as broken bones, concussions, burns, traumatic brain injury are but a few physical issues. 75 percent suffer from mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and PTSD.
50 percent of trafficking victims are under the age of 16.
70 percent of acid attack victims are women. 49 percent of attacks are committed by anonymous persons.