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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Homeless & Housing, Housing Support, Human Services, Job Training, Mental Health, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention, Vocational Counseling

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

Programs: To provide housing and services to disenfranchised women

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Advisor

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 3

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.