The Mission in the News

Jun 21, 2013

The Gift of a Smile



Bobbi Jo Behrens is smiling again.

Bobbi Jo, 42, a resident in the Women’s Life Recovery program at Rockford Rescue Mission, had lost all of her teeth to domestic violence. She’s been without them for the past two years.

But this month, Strictly Dentures, 3920 E. State St., Rockford, gave an in-kind donation to the Mission: new teeth for Bobbi Jo. Over 1 ½ weeks and a series of appointments, Dr. Steve Pasin installed a set of dentures.

“It’s an invaluable gift,” says Teresa Reeverts, Women’s Life Recovery Program Supervisor at the Mission. “It helps build self-esteem and the potential for employment.”

The Mission thanks Strictly Dentures owner Mike Peterson and Dr. Pasin for their generous gift to Bobbi Jo.