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Big Smiles Foundation

Our Mission

Our mission at BIG SMILES FOUNDATION is not about fixing people, but to create an

environment that promotes independence without stress, fear, or anxiety as each

individual finds work, go to school, or begin a career.

Our focus is to help veterans and lifer parolees.

Our Focus

We focus on prevention and recovery, and both are achieved when people take necessary actions to pursue the goals each individual has set.

Since we are not a treatment facility our  housing is for those that are capable of living on their own but lack the structure and tools to go at it alone.

The mantra for the house is Psalms 133:1

"Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity."

Our Goals

The goal of this program is to promote growth, recovery, and change through self awareness and peer support. We understand the mental and emotional rollercoaster life can be when you have no shelter and a place you can lay your head down in peace. However it’s not just about housing, it’s about regaining that independence that seemed to have slipped away. This housing opportunity is more than a sober living or transitional housing, it’s a transforming from homelessness and helplessness, to empowerment and encouragement.

Our Team

Marcus Bedford Jr.

Marcus Jr. has an A.A. Degree in Business Management, and has completed Self-Help groups such as Anger Management, Victim Impact and Awareness, Substance Abuse (over 22 years sober), and Security Guard Certification.

Mrs. Mary Bedford

Mrs. Mary which she is known as by the many close friends in her circle and church family, works tirelessly to promote education, and self worth to the youth and those that are struggling with personal and spiritual issues.

Marisha White, M.Ed

Marisha is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Marisha went on to complete a master’s degree in Education.