MY SECOND CHANCE INC

Rating: 4.71 stars   14 reviews

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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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EIN 75-2850274
214.374.1104
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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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Rating: 5 stars  

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  

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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