The Audrey Hepburn CARES Center provides services for suspected victims of child abus and their families. The Team's medical experts provide comprehensive medical evaluations for suspected child abuse cases in the hospital, from sexual and physical abuse to neglect and HIV-infected victims. Among its patients are children with developmental disabilities, who are at a statistically higher risk of abuse. The hospital houses a team with extensive training in both child abuse and behavioral and developmental pediatrics, a dual focus that enables staff to achieve more thorough assessments. Through Project HEAL, the Team offers mental health services in a child-friendly environment to children and families. Team members also conduct education, training and research efforts within Children's Hospital Los Angeles, as well as regionally and nationwide.
On Saturday, March 15, 2014, The Dream Builders Project hosted the charity event which featured a DJ, live performances by electric violinist Rachel Grace, English singer/songwriter Desi Valentine, and Season 11 American Idol contestant Joshua Ledet, live art shows by Kelly Hogan, The BlackLight King, and Gretta Kruesi, a silent auction, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres. Attendees included E! News Host Kristina Guerrero, Vampire Diaries' Katerina Graham, Magic Mike's Adam Rodriguez, Spun Out's Dave Foley, Rich Kids of Beverly Hills' Dorothy Wang, Teen Wolf's Jill Wagner, Pretty Little Liars' Gregg Sulkin, Deal or No Deal's Katie Cleary, actress Shannon Elizabeth, twin sisters Kris & Alix, Model, Karrueche Tran, Canadian actress Victoria Pratt, English actress/model Judi Shekoni, actress/dancer Kelli Berglund, actress/singer/songwriter Adrienne Frantz, and actor Don Most.
The Dream Builders Project was established in Los Angeles, CA on October 10, 2013 by Mayer Dahan. Created with one plan and one goal in mind--to give back. Originating from Dahan Properties, a real estate development company. The Dream Builders Project has adopted the development firm's commitment to community growth. Dream Builders Project members strive to provide for charities, non-profits, organizations, and foundations dedicated to making the world a better place, one community at a time. By taking individual action, hosting charitable events and providing for the impoverished, their efforts are effective and extensive.
They organize food drives, clothing drives and have successfully executed their first inaugural Flash Mob Charity, which fed over 100 individuals in need throughout Los Angeles. Aside from providing aid to the homeless, we are continuously contributing to nonprofits that provide relief, awareness and solutions. Thus far they have donated to Habitat for Humanity, Restore LA, The Polaris Project, Team Fox, LATO, Lupus LA and The Lazarex Cancer Foundation. The Dream Builders Project is devoted to continuing their fight for the improvement and advancement of people and communities all over the world. Dream Builders Project sees no limit to giving back and as long as there is a demand for help, they will deliver.
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