Without our support, having a facial difference can impede the basic functions a child needs to survive and grow, and those affected often experience social isolation or even bullying. In the U.S. alone, 1 in 700 children is born with an oro-facial cleft and 1 in 1,600 is born with facial asymmetry, a missing ear, a jaw deformity, or a defect of the skull, nerves or facial bones. These are myFace’s children.
For 70 years, myFace has been dedicated to changing the faces – and transforming the lives – of children and adults with facial differences by providing access to holistic comprehensive care, education, resources and support that pave the way for better outcomes.
- Through support of the myFace Center for Craniofacial Care at NYU Langone Health, myFace ensures that individuals and families have access to state-of-the-art, personalized team care.
- myFace also provides direct services that meet the day-to-day needs of the craniofacial community, including peer led support groups, delivery of craniofacial newborn care kits, complimentary flights and housing for out-of-town families seeking treatment in NYC.
- myFace provides access to education through topic-specific webinars, workshops, online resources and content, and strives to raise critical public awareness about craniofacial differences through programs such as its Wonder Project which helps to educate others on the importance of celebrating uniqueness and always choosing to be kind.
- myFace aims to provide individuals and families with the care, tools and information they need to successfully navigate their journey and let them know they are never alone.