Smiles and Beyond
After nearly 8 years of steady growth in helping formerly incarcerated people receive the restorative dental work they needed to start a new life, Smiles Beyond the Bars expanded its mission and changed its name to Smiles and Beyond to serve survivors of domestic violence, as well as formerly imprisoned men and women. In partnership with the finest professionals in the dental community, Smiles extends comprehensive dental services to carefully vetted formerly incarcerated and domestic violence survivors who have been out of prison or their violent relationship for at least one year and are dedicated to turning their lives around. Smiles gives its recipients not just a healthy, restored smile, but a chance to help themselves build a new life with hope and renewed confidence. Smiles is dependent on collaboration with other Phoenix nonprofits for recipient referrals, including Family Promise, UMOM, Maggie’s Place, Homeward Bound, Sojourner Center, and Phoenix Rescue Mission. These mutually beneficial partnerships allow Smiles the opportunity to provide the final puzzle piece in the transformation and healing process for these men and women. Visit the Smiles and Beyond website for more information.