Faces In Our Midst
The AAFPRS Foundation is the first surgical group to take a firm stand and become involved in assisting individuals of domestic violence break the cycle of violence, enhance their self-esteem and rebuild their lives. Many victims of domestic violence receive facial injuries and are not financially able to have these injuries adequately repaired. We offer consultation and surgery, pro-bono, to eligible individuals through FACE TO FACE: The National Domestic Violence Project .
We developed a partnership with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), which is the umbrella group for the majority of shelters in this country. In addition, the American Medial Association has enthusiastically endorsed our program.
The AAFPRS is a leader in the medical field by helping empower individuals who have been physically abused. The problem of domestic violence is vast. Everyday, the AAFPRS works hand-in-hand with the shelters making sure that the individual is helped emotionally then physically hopefully eliminating the painful memories of the abuse.
We realize that the facial plastic surgery that our doctors perform will not alleviate the emotional scars that these individuals carry at all times. That is why we have
partnered with shelters across the country. Healing must occur within before the surgery erases the physical scars.