Building Confident Smiles Program Launches in Scranton Area


Women in Philanthropy (WIP), the initiative of the Scranton Area Community Foundation that focuses on empowering and transforming the lives of women and girls in Northeastern Pennsylvania, has announced the launch of its Building Confident Smiles Program, a pilot program that will improve access to restorative dental care for women in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Building Confident Smiles will provide restorative dental care to local uninsured or underinsured women through Scranton Primary Health Care Center (959 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton).

Shown from left are: Ellen Burkey, Scranton Area Community Foundation board secretary and Women in Philanthropy Advisory Circle cochairman; Linda Ciampi, Executive Director of Outreach for Community Resources; Vivian Williams, Building Confident Smiles Program Project Manager; Joseph Hollander, Scranton Primary Health Care Center Chief Executive Officer; Peg Ruddy, Women’s Resource Center Executive Director; Laura Ducceschi, Scranton Area Community Foundation President and CEO; Ida Castro, Scranton Area Community Foundation Board Member and Women in Philanthropy Advisory Circle Co-Chair; Lisa Durkin, United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA President and CEO. 

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