Mission of Face Forward International is to provide emotional support and reconstructive surgery for women, children and men who have been victims of Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking or any Cruel Acts of Crime (which include acts of war, mass shootings and child abuse)

* Please note our mission does not include birth defects, deformities from chronic medical conditions or injuries sustained from accidents.

Under the Medical direction of the organization’s Co-Chairs of the Physician Advisory Board, Dr. Marc Mani in Los Angeles and Dr. Rod Rohrich in Dallas, Face Forward works with a team medical professionals providing services to patients from fourteen different countries from around the globe and growing. We have assembled an Advisory Board of Physicians who donate their time and services to help provide much needed surgical assistance to those who cannot otherwise afford it.

Their areas of specialization include but are not limited to:

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Face and Body)
  • Dental (Cosmetic/Surgical/Orthodontic)
  • Ocular (Optometry/Oculoplastics/Surgical)
  • Dermatology (Scar Revisions/Tattoo Removal)
  • Orthotics/Prosthetics
  • Psychology
  • Internal Medicine & others based on patient needs

All patients are currently flown to Los Angeles or Dallas for their medical treatments, and in addition to their surgical procedires and emotional support therapy services provided by our doctors, Face Forward also provides the airfare, accomodations, transportation, nursing aftercare, medications and more.

Patient Care Timeline

1. Application

Patient completes Intake Form applying for surgical treatment


2. Review

Application is reviewed and patient is interviewed

3. Care Plan Creation

Visas, travel, accomodations, and appointments are set up by Face Forward staff for patient surgical visit.

4. Consultation

Consulting with the patient’s therapist, we adapt the treatment plan according to needs and responses to the surgical procedures

5. Evaluation

The patient meets with our providers and a formal surgical treatment plan is formed around their unique medical needs.

6. Surgical Care

Surgical procedures commence according to the treatment plan. This can consist of one surgery or dozens or more over many years for complex cases. Patients also remain active in emotionl support therapy pre and post surgery for added healing.

Our Executive Summary

View our executive summary for the year of 2024 here!

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