MY SECOND CHANCE INC

Rating: 4.71 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Job Training, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: 4347 S. Hampton Rd. Suite 277 Dallas TX 75232 USA

Mission: The mission of My Second Chance, Inc. is to provide supportive services to women in crisis with issues related to incarceration, substance use, homelessness, HIV, displacement, or family violence, empowering them to return to society as productive, self-sufficient individuals.
Geographic areas served: Southern Dallas County

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I've been a Board member with My Second Chance, Inc. for over four r years now and it has been a Most Rewarding experience. It gives me Great joy to see the women come in hopeless and the transformation that takes place while living at MSC is AWESOME! I mean from the littlest of things from the learning that they do matter and can begin again/anew by actively participating in the many things we offer from going back to school, learning about banking and how to create and maintain a budget, to gardening and a couple of my favorites are the Purse, jewelry and cookie exchange! I always say I am only going to donate, but I always leave with a few new purses and some jewelry. It has been most humbling and yet rewarding to be apart of such a great organization. I've seen many women come through here and learn to be self sufficient and sustain a new life beyond the doors of My Second Chance, Inc.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

maybe make it longer in duration for the transition to get more grounded in the women. Otherwise they have a fantastic program/opportunity.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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10 people found this review helpful

From the beginning, I've witnessed a Vision become a reality! To see the passion someone has for helping oters after the trasnformation in their own life. The women are very grateful that their is someone who actually believes they deserve a "A Second Chance" and is willing to provide an environment with resources that allows for such an opportunity. The choices are very limited these days as to where one can go after becoming labeled in the judicial system and receive "Quality help" and not have to be reminded on a daily basis that you made a bad decision and that's all life has to offer. Someone who understands that a bad decision should not prevent you from being able to be to make better choices and to be in a positive environment that focuses on the future not the past. Teaches you to be accountable for your actions and prepare you to make better choices and become a productive member of society. To see the transformation of the women who come in feeling hopeless, grow and start to believe in themselves and develop better communication skills. From the little things to paying their on bills, doing chores, coming off the busline to being a owner of their own vehicle. Small yet significant life experiences for some who once thought they didn't deserve to succeed. And then they come back and give back to others who come after them, to share their journey with others to let them know they too can make a change and begin again to be better mothers, daughters, and sisters.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the transformation of some of the women. To experience the excitement of getting their first car, opening their own bank account. The excitement in going to a banquet (getting all dressed up in gowns).

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the opportunities they provided for the women to be exposed to things like (planting a garden, having a book club(reading), having someone come in and show them how to create a budget and stick to it! Goal setting.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very humble and grateful to be apart of such a wonderful organization.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

open up several other houses to support this great demand. Offer other services like jobs, other educational needs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a true organization with a focus and mission designed to provide women impacted by circumstance and soiety as a whole. The ED is commited to making a difference in the community with a global vision. As a friend, consultant, and advisor to MSC I am aware of the progress to-date as well as the mission going forward.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

N/A

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase funding and public awareness.

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Rating: 3 stars  

My Second Chance provides a much needy service to women in need. Their counseling and on going services are treasure to this community of women.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

knowing the Executive director.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

franchise their services to a broader community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I am a recovering addict, when I came out of my six month rehabilitaion. I was in need of guidance and support, from and for housing. My second chance was highly recommended. I immediately called and talked to Ms. Royce. I met with her and all went well. But that was'nt the end. I lived in her transitional house, which was so supportive in everything. My second chance taught me responsibility, love and courage. I also picked up some tips from Ms. Royce, how to conduct myself as a LADY. I just want to thank Ms. Royce and her Staff for being there and being so supportive. I love Ms Royce so very much she is truly a BLESSING.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Nonas Place

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Everyone went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable and had everything I needed.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand Its Business around the world...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

Tell your story here and help others understand this charity My Second Chance is a place for woment that are ready for true chance. Ms. Royce is the most wonderful person to help with support in whatever need there is. She is truely awesome.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have personally experienced how women can be changed by entering a supportive transitional house like My Second Chance.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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7 people found this review helpful

My experience with My Second Chance has been wonderful, Ms. Royce the director is awesome, with a big heart. She will help in what ever way she can. She will give you hope, pick you up when you down. She is wonderful. She's a great woman to follow.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping other women, being in group meetings.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

knowing you are not along, your situation is not as bad as someone else

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

caring.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build a bigger shelter to house many.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

As a person that is responsible for the housing and transitional care of many women in the Dallas area, I will say that it is never a hesitation for me to call Royce and access her services. Clients that have went to My Second Chance leave successful and equiped to move on with their new lives. Royce is an amazing example for her clients and leads them in a way that transforms their choices into healthy, productive, and positive actions. There is a high level of accountability with Royce, and it is my opinion that this is what makes her program so successful.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The single most amazing women in the world is Royce Adams. She is full of spirit and love.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the world for the better think of the lives that could be saved if the dollars that are given would be given to the ones that are really out there making a difference

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

14 people found this review helpful

I've been a witness to the life changing work that My Second Chance has accomplished. The leadership is compassionate and committed to helping their clients becoming productive and empowered women. Keep on pressing to everyone involved with making non-profit great.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

House, educate, and put to work many women in the community

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

My experince was exactly what i needed at that in my life.I needed time to work on myself. My Second Chance allowed me that time i needed.Life has gotten so much better.Thank you Royce.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Absolutley great.All kinds of people

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I am a current board member of My Second Chance Inc and I must say that I am honored and proud to be a part of the dream of it's founder and director. I have witnessed firsthand the impact this organazation has had on the population it serves. I have witnessed the lives it has changed. The graduation services alone for the supportive housing program are a testament of it's impact on the lives of it's women. Seeing the women enter the program and watching them complete it and graduate is amazing. I plan to be a part of this organization as long as I am allowed to be.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

participating in it's graduation services

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

provide funding to expand it's efforts

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being a part of something that really matters and helps the population in which it serves

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

one of a kind

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

serve many more in need

Ways to make it better...

I had been a part earlier

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding to help as many as needed

One thing I'd also say is that...

in our world of self preservation it is good to know that My Second Chance Inc exsists

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

From the dream to the conception to the reality, MSC has far exceeded agencies of like kind and stature of mission. The advent of opportunity coupled with an inherent desire to be or service thing, has propelled the founder of MSC into the thick of the fray. This organization is and continues to meet the needs of women and their families in the gargantuan effort of restructuring, revitalizing and reawakening to new standards of life after years of self abasement and tyranny. The care and concern exhibited throughout this agency produces a wholesome environment for the nurturing of mind, body and soul.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

devoted, sincere and focused.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make a tangible difference on the local, state and/or interstate level. The basic services rendered could be multiplied using the original model and replicated where researched determines the need is most prevalent.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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