First off, we just want you to know we are truly grateful to have partners like you and it gives us great pleasure to highlight the great work your organization is doing in the community.  Therefore, could you share with us a bit more about Second Chance? How did you get started? What is your mission and how do you serve the community of San Diego?

Second Chance Mission: To disrupt the cycle of incarceration and poverty by helping people find their way to self-sufficiency.

  • Our programs provide job readiness and life skills training, job placement, behavioral health treatment and prisoner reentry services, relapse prevention and sober living housing for adults and youth in need.
  • We address generational issues of poverty, unemployment, addiction, abuse, neglect, criminal thinking and homelessness.
  • We foster behavioral changes that promote personal responsibility, healthy relationships and positive contributions to society.
  • We emphasize personal responsibility, professional discipline and a positive work ethic.

Founded in 1993, Second Chance strives to ensure all members of our community have the means to achieve self-sufficiency, regardless of age, race, or criminal history. In other words, whether one struggles with addiction, incarceration, homelessness, a family history of criminal behavior or gang involvement, or you just took a wrong turn in life, Second Chance can help you find your way to a positive, successful future.