Juan Cano to Receive Vision Award at 3rd Annual Black & White Awards Gala, Sept. 21st – Texas Border Business

Angels of Love, which provides free services to victims of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, will present the awards at the 3rd Annual Black & White Awards Gala on Thursday September 21, 2023 at the Regency Galeria at 6:00 p.m. 

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Angels of Love RGV proudly announces Juan Cano as the recipient of the Vision Award for the 2023 Black & White Awards Gala which recognizes community members who embody the nonprofit’s mission. Angels of Love, which provides free services to victims of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, will present the awards at the 3rd Annual Black & White Awards Gala on Thursday September 21, 2023 at the Regency Galeria at 6:00 p.m. 

Angels of Love will honor community leaders who embody their mission of preventing violence through its victim’s services, access to the justice system, and education for victims. 

The awards that will be presented include: The Vision Award, which recognizes a community leader committed to ending domestic violence in the state and community. The Starfish Award, is an award given to an individual who practices the art of caring in the Domestic Violence arena. The Courage Award, which recognizes a survivor who has demonstrated courage to escape her abuser and create a healthy life. The Generosity of Spirit Award is given to an individual or business for having a significant impact on domestic violence through their true passion to help victims. The Community Angel Award will be given to an individual that has given selflessly and tirelessly to the arena of Domestic Violence. 

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Born and raised in Edinburg Texas, Juan G. Cano, is the son of migrant field workers whose parents always ensued the importance of family. Mr. Cano graduated from Edinburg High school, and a few hours post-graduation, he was on the long road to Michigan for work. He vowed at that point to change his life and those of his future children. Mr. Cano is a partner in various endeavors which will change the face of medical care and victims’ response, one being United Home Renal Care, Inc. where Hemodialysis is taken into the home of dialysis users in order to increase the patient’s quality of life and work as a normal kidney restoring normalcy to diet and longevity to those in need 

Juan G. Cano is currently the CO-Chair of the Rio Grande Valley Anti-Human Trafficking Taskforce, where the mission is to bring awareness to the community on the issue of Human Trafficking the Taskforce also works along side with municipality, county, state, federal agencies and NGO’s for trainings and special operations to assist, deter and rescue those who fall victims to traffickers. Cano was also a part of a Public Policy Committee in the State Capital to enhance the penalties against Human traffickers/

Juan began to serve and to assist victims and their families as an investigator for the Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office where his advocacy for Victims and Families of Domestic Violence turned into a passion. Cano saw victims and their loved ones enter and exit through the revolving door of abuse and neglect. He identified a need for more safety, more access, more accountability, through what he witnessed firsthand, he identified a way to place it all in the palm of the Victims’ hand. 

Cano decided to open a technology company by the name of Justice Alert Technologies, where he created Victim Initiated Notification mobile application. (VIN) Justice Alert Technology, LLC has developed a patent pending mobile safety application for victims of domestic violence. Through this groundbreaking application victims of domestic violence now can alert law enforcement, record crucial evidentiary data that will identify the preparator and give the necessary evidence to assist with the prosecution of the perpetrator. In turn giving victims their security and peace of mind that they will now have the evidence to prove the harassment, threats and violence against them 

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Cano continues to work with the Sheriff Department in Hidalgo County, Willacy County and Brooks County as well as the Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office, Willacy District Attorneys Officer, and the County of Brooks County in the fight against Domestic Violence. 

Join the Angels of Love Board, for an evening of music, silent auctions, and awards celebrating years of service. At the Black and White Gala, we will honor community leaders who embody its mission of preventing violence through its victims’ services, access to the justice system, counseling and education for victims. In addition to the awards, the evening will feature a plated dinner, music, and one of the valley’s best silent auctions of the year.

The Black & White Awards Gala serves as a fundraiser for Angels of Love, a non-profit organization that works hand-in-hand with local law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, medical providers, mental health providers, and victim advocacy professionals in Hidalgo County to protect and serve victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. For more information or to make reservations, contact the Gala chairperson, Luly Pena at (956) 650-2438. For more information about Angels of Love mission and goals or to join the Board of Directors go to www.angelsoflove.love, contact headquarters by email at [email protected]or call (956) 972-0685. 

Angels of Love is a non-profit organization which provides free services to victims of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking across Hidalgo County. The organization is dedicated to providing services to victims of domestic violence. Angels of Love was founded with the purpose of developing a full array of services for women, children and families who are victims of abuse. It is our intention to fill the service gaps left by underfunded and understaffed governmental services to women and children. 

Angels of Love helps service victims through Advocacy, Victim & Family Support, Empowerment Classes for Survivors, Youth programs, Teen Dating Violence programs, Parenting classes, Financial Literacy classes, Emergency Shelter, Legal Advocacy, Therapy and Counseling, Referral Services, and the Legal Advocacy Project. 

Angels of Love’s vision is to extend itself throughout the Rio Grande Valley with providing services, workshops, conferences, youth programs, counseling, emergency shelter, etc.. 




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