To disrupt the cycles of incarceration and poverty by helping people find their way to self-sufficiency.
Second Chance achieves its mission by providing job training, teaching life skills, eliminating educational barriers, and addressing ancillary issues such as behavioral health, housing, transportation and substance abuse.
Second Chance is the most effective solution for reducing recidivism, unemployment and homelessness; empowering participants to make sustainable personal changes that positively impact society. Specialized programs provide the opportunities and resources necessary to break the cycle of recidivism, promote economic prosperity and build stronger communities.
All programming begins from a position of respect for our clients’ needs.
Our work is driven by knowledge of, and empathy for, our clients’ experiences.
We are committed to leveraging current research, evidence-based practices and assessing outcomes.
Employment is Key
Through improved self-esteem and personal responsibility, our clients gain employment and become positive contributors to society.
We conduct an integrated and systematic approach to fulfilling our mission.
A New career and A brighter future
Second Chance youth graduate Kathyleen learned a new skill and has put it to use as a welder.