AmeriFace

Rating: 4.95 stars   44 reviews

Issues: Health, Human Services

Location: PO Box 751112 Las Vegas NV 89136 USA

Mission: We support individuals whose facial differences are present at birth, such as cleft lip and palate, Apert, Crouzon, Treacher Collins and Moebius syndromes, vascular malformations, as well as other conditions. We also serve those who have acquired facial differences as a result of illness, disease or trauma, such as stroke, cancer, accident and fire.
Geographic areas served: United States and Internationally
Programs: cleftAdvocate Family-to-Family Connection Pathfinder Outreach Network (serving all conditions) Goldenhar Syndrome Support Network Crouzon Support Network Treacher Collins Syndrome Support Network North American Craniofacial Family Conference
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

In October of 2001, my son was born with a cleft lip and palate. I was a single mother and I was terrified. I stumbled across many organizations through the internet, but none that made feel as comfortable and welcome as AmeriFace. Debbie Oliver and the people I met through the network changed my life. They felt like family- and to this day, still do. I honestly don't think I could have made it through my son's early years without the advice, support, friendship, and love of this group. Every question I had about my son's care was answered from someone who had been there. And now, I am one of the "old timers" and I get to help others! Amazing!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make sure that every parent of a cleft affected child found this group as soon as possible!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

To start Ameriface has been awesome to our family. I love Debbie Oliver and everyone who has touched our lives and helped us. In April 2007 my son was born with a unilateral cleft lip and palate. The nurses in the hospital didn't know how to feed him and I thought I would end up feeding him through a straw or cup. The nurses there put a tube in his nose to feed him. One of the nurses that came on remembered a packet that was dropped off at the hospital by this group and asked me if they could call them for me. I said "yes please do". If I wasn't able to get him to eat in the next 12 hours they were going to do a GI tube. I didn't want that to happen. A little later Debbie called me and asked if she could send another parent who had a son born with the same thing. I again said "please do". She sent Monica (my angel in disguise) and her son to see me and my son in the hospital. She then showed me how to feed him and gave me a packet with info. We talked about surgeries and what to expect. We are still friends and she has even taken us to one of my sons surgeries when my husband had to work. I love everyone that I have had the pleasure to meet through this organization. They are such a blessing.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

In 2007, my son was born with a unilateral cleft lip and hole in his soft palate. There is no worse feeling that being told that there is a problem with your unborn fetus. You feel alone as if this has happened to noone else but you. Finding Ameriface was one of the best things I could have done. It brings a light that you may not have seen before, knowing that there are others like you going through the same thing. You suddenly feel like if they can get through it, so can you. This organization has not only helped me but it has helped me help others going through the same thing. There are so many resources that Ameriface has brought to my attention for my son, that I didn't even know existed. I am so incredibly thankful that is organization exists.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes....Debbie Oliver is the best!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Great organization! Joined after a 20 week ultrasound should my son cleft in 2006. Now at 6 years old, we have developed life long connections and friends that I cherish. This groups has provided myself and family wonderful support and resources.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 4 stars  

I joined this when my son was born in December 2010 with Bilateral complete cleft lip and palate (hard and soft). Their facebook page has helped me to prepare for all that I have had to go through. I love being able to ask questions AND share all our successes with them and how they all understand. I know I will be using them many times in the future.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

The work this organization does with families is amazing.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I discovered cA/Ameriface when my daughter was 12 yrs old and had to have a bone graph due to her cleft lip & palate. Debbie Oliver and other cA members helped me get through one of the worst times of my life. It was great hear from other families who had already gone through the surgery and could talk me through it. Whenever I had a question, it was was answered. And I have made some awesome lifetime friends, some I've met in person and others I've met online. But I cherish all of their knowledge and friendship. I give cA/Ameriface a 5 star + rating

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I joined cleftAdvocate back when it first started because my youngest daughter (who's now 12) was born with a unilateral cleft lip and aveolar ridge. The support, information and life long friendships I've made because of them is priceless. I've learned so much from them, their volunteers and the information they provide that I've become a volunteer, too. Helping someone who's just starting to navigate the healthcare system is so rewarding.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

AmeriFace is wonderful and has been so beyond helpful to my family. The day my daughter was born we were so confused and had no idea what was going. We had no idea my daughter had a cleft palate till hours after she was born and Debbie came to our rescue with bottles and tons of information on clefts and the organization. She also provided us with a list of wonderful doctors. We are very thankful for AmeriFace and all that they do.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My Son has Crouzons Syndrome and Ameriface has been a tremendous help to our family. We have learned so much from the family conferences they put on in Vegas. How to deal with insurance to get needed medical help for our son, resources to help with costs, other families to network with and workshops geared to the age of each child, including those not affected in each family. My boys have made great friends at the conferences and look forward to them each year to reconnect. Because of Ameriface we have meet other families with the same rare conditon our son has that we would have never been able to meet otherwise. Our son has come a long way from the first conference...crying when we left him in his workshop to now helping other kids know where to go and when, dancing on the dance floor, performing in skits, playing in the pool and lounging pool side. All things normal/average kids do but things that were very hard for our son to do until becoming a part of the safe, loving, nuturing enviroment of Amerface. We just can't say enough about how much we love Ameriface and what we have gained from them.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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