The mission of Face My Abuse (FMA) is to give domestic violence (DV) victims a formula that allows them to strengthen their character and to restore their minds, bodies and souls. FMA is committed to providing assistance via educating and supporting those in need by sharing personal life experiences as a survivor and now a “THRIVER,” to all persons who have faced domestic violence.
Since 2006 FACE MY ABUSE has dedicated all of its efforts to raising awareness amongst our communities with the sole purpose of defying domestic violence acts and the pain it has caused all of its victims and their loved ones. As a profound organization Face My Abuse seeks to provide women and children a safe environment where all victims and their loved ones can come together with other survivors, serving as a platform of refuge and support. We believe that everyone has a voice and should be heard, but most importantly understood and assisted in any way necessary. No one should be judged or looked down upon based on his or her story. Face My Abuse intends to heal those that were once hurt and provide guidance to a improved way of living and thinking. It is our mission to prepare, lead, and teach all there is to know about domestic violence with hopes of impacting those in need and bringing victims to a comfortable and confident zone to release all of their pains, remain strong and continue to live their lives intended.
FOUNDER, Jacqueline Rowe has been a survivor of domestic violence for over a decade and has since started her organization called Face My Abuse in 2006. Rowe thought that by doing interviews with past and present sufferers of domestic violence, it would allow the abusers to see what a horrible crime they are committing and the emotional and spiritual damage that it brings to the victim. In 2007 to get more involved and effective Rowe became a board of directors member at a local domestic violence women shelter. Today Face My Abuse serves a consultant intervention team and a prevention support team that provides channels of awareness with guidance towards the necessary resources to becoming stronger “THRIVERS” with methods of prevention.
FACE MY ABUSE has dedicated all of its efforts to raising awareness throughout the Brooklyn area with its sole purpose of eliminating domestic violence. As the Founder, in 2012, Rowe decided to raise the bar in her community and created the first annual walk in the name of domestic violence at Wingate park in Brooklyn, NY. She funded the campaign by herself, including reaching out to community leaders for support in being keynote speakers. She provided educational gift bags, beverages and food. The event concluded in a grand success with reaching 60- 70 attendees, giving each woman and teenage girl a forum to speak freely about their encounter with their abuser; while everyone took turns as we listened, cried, laughed and then walked. Everyone has a story.
Our motto is “Turn healing back your mind body and soul into POWER”
Face My Abuse Testimonials
Jackie you are amazing and continue to inspire me on so many levels. I can’t thank you enough! –Mialeeka Williams
As, I now enter in to 2011 and reflect back on 2010, I see where in some areas I needed a lot of growing up and in afew areas I evolved quite a bit… One thing is for sure I have to say thank you Ms. Jackie for the opportunity to post my thoughts in a way that I can obtain feedback and appreciation for my written word… I enjoy writing some much that one might say its too much lol… Writing is a medium for which I can express my thoughts and my words can have an opportunity to come alive and be felt in peoples lives. I often find individuals that can relate .. Sooo I say thank you for this page it has assisted me in some ways …I still have a couple of things that I need to improve on but hey who doesn’t
Thanx Mauh and may all your dreams come true -Roxanne Deshong, Brooklyn New York City
Jacqueline, I can’t began to thank you enough for opening my eyes to new doors and such a clear vision in to my life journey.Thank you so much, you have really changed my life completely. -Rena Wilson, Long Island City
MS. ROWE WHAT OTHER PERSON TO GIVE BETTER ADVICE BUT A PERSON WHO HAS SEEN IT ALL..DONE IT ALL..AND LIVED IT ALL..ONE SHOULD KNOW THAT A PERSON SUCH AS YOURSELF IS A GREAT PERSON WHO WILL INSPIRE MANY OTHERS TO WANT TO DO ALL OF THE ABOVE AND EVEN BEYOND….ALWAYS POSITIVE AN STRIVING FOR MORE…THAT IS A GREAT ROLE MODEL..I APPRECIATE YOU FOR LISTENING AND GIVING THE GREAT ADVICE THAT YOU ALWAYS DO…LOVE ALWAYS.
Thank you –
Sadio Simmonds, Miami FL..
UR AN AMAZING LADY MS ROWE I’M HONORED.AS I AM BLESS TO COME ACROSS A FANTASTIC,WELL EDUCATED,GORGEOUS,INTELLIGENT,WOMAN AS YOURSELF.U INSPIRED ME AS WELL AS OTHERS I’M SURE. HOPE NEXT YR BRING MUCH MORE JOY TO UR SURROUNDING,AND BLESS U WITH BOUNTIFUL PLEASURES OF LIFE. AND PLEASE DON’T 4GET WE HAVEN’T USE THE OPTION TO GREET EACH OTHER AS OF YET. I HAVE NOTHING BUT LOVE RESPECT,HOPE TO FINALLY GET A CHANCE TO SEE U. HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND BLESSINGS
–Lilly, Queens,New York
I had 2 say this..Jackie you are the TRUE Boss Lady & I mean that from my heart…On more then 1 occasions u have tried 2 reach out 2 me n order 4 me 2 uplift myself & 2 venture outside of just “dance hall..by God will 4 the 2011 I will try my best 2 b a true boss lady like u…God bless u sweetie & happy new year!!!
–Peach, New York, New York
Jacqueline, thanks for all your empowerment . The one piece that resonated in me was “Does he love u enough to wipe your behind” That was a good one.
Thank you stay blessed.
Dana Burnett, Brooklyn New York
Ms. Rowe…I’m so glad i have met you. We laugh and you have real thought me a lot in the short time that I’ve been around you without even trying to hard ….You are one of the best things that has happen to me ..I’m so glad to say I love to have you for another year.
Jerry King J Auguste, Student, Brooklyn New York