Members of the American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD), the Smiles For Success (SFS) Foundation was formed to assist women in transition from welfare to work who cannot afford the cost of dental care.

Affiliate Partners / Job Readiness Program

Guidelines for Smiles for Success

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  • The organization should be a charity or governmental institution, which would qualify under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • The organization must provide job training or preparation that will lead to successful employment.
  • The organization must provide follow up programs to ensure job retention.
  • Women referred to the Smiles program should be preparing to reenter the workforce and should not currently hold a compensative position outside of the job-training program through which they are applying.
  • Women applying to the Smiles program should have completed more than half of their training program to ensure success and completion of the Smiles program.
  • Women must be drug-free for at least three months before applying to the Smiles program.
  • The Smiles program does not provide complete makeovers. The help provided is meant to be a short-term solution with the goal that participants will find employment and follow up with dental care as needed.
  • Caseworkers should be prepared to work closely with the participant and the Smiles program to monitor progress and provide guidance as necessary.
  • Caseworkers should report any issues or concerns that may arise during treatment to the Smiles office.

Patient Application

Please note: The application process has changed. Smiles for Success no longer accepts applications directly from individuals. All applications must be submitted through a job readiness program. If you would like to apply and receive dental services through Smiles for Success, contact your job readiness program worker for a Smiles application. If your job readiness program is not already affiliated with Smiles, ask your caseworker to complete an Affiliates Form. Download Patient Application

Our Affiliate Programs

Our mission is to help the underemployed, through personal, career, academic and spiritual development, acquire the confidence and skills for gainful and long-term employment.

FaithWorks is different from other job-training programs. We want to help you choose not just a job, but a career. You will learn how to turn your interests and abilities into the opportunity of a lifetime. As a participant in the program, you will receive:
  • Career Guidance
  • Counseling
  • Internship
  • Job-Seeking Skills
  • Spiritual Development
http://faithworksofabilene.org/
Marian House is a holistic, healing community for women and their children who are in need of housing and support services. We provide a safe, sober, loving environment that challenges women to respect and love themselves, confront emotional and socio-economic barriers, and transition to stable and independent lives.

Program services offered to our residents include:
  • Counseling and case management
  • On-site addiction treatment services
  • Family reunification
  • Educational services
  • Employment assistance and placement
  • Supportive community environment
  • Life skills training
Upon successful completion of the Marian House I program, residents are assisted with referrals to other housing programs. Family housing is available through the Marian House Family Program.

https://www.marianhouse.org/
Our Road to Success workforce development pilot project helps the un- and underemployed obtain jobs where they can earn a living wage. We provide comprehensive support services through the first year of employment.

Program services include:
  • Provide training on soft skills
  • Connect to additional education and training support (if needed)
  • Job Training
  • Education opportunities
  • Transportation assistance
  • Childcare programs
  • Clothing/uniform providers
  • Health care
  • Language support
  • 211 information and referrals
https://www.uwcr.org/
Women’s Bean Project is a transitional employment program serving women who have struggled to obtain and maintain employment. When we hire women, they enter the role of production assistant and work in our food manufacturing business, making and packaging all the products we sell.

Women are in our program for 7 months, after which they graduate into an entry-level, career-building job. The core curriculum of courses consists of:
  • Dress for Success
  • Financial Literacy from Academy Bank
  • Computer Literacy from Denver Public Library
  • High School Equivalency Courses from CEO
  • Ongoing Therapeutic Workshops from Street’s Hope

In addition to our core curriculum of classes, we offer a breadth of secondary courses that may be available to women throughout their time at Women’s Bean Project.

https://www.womensbeanproject.com/

7794 Grow Drive
Pensacola, FL 32514
Phone (850) 474-7292
Toll Free (800) 920-2293
info@smilesforsuccess.org

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