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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: We are patriotic citizens committed to serving our wounded, injured and ill combat veterans. We support Veterans and their families by building relationships and identifying and supporting immediate needs and interests. We are dedicated to promoting public awareness of the many sacrifices made by our Armed Forces.

Target demographics: wounded, injured, and ill veterans and their families

Geographic areas served: the United States of America

Programs: Morale, welfare, and recreation expenses to improve the morale of wounded soldiers. Activities include meals, cookouts, and trips to the movies for the soldiers.

assistance for individual wounded soldier's expenses including clothing, airline tickets, mortgage payments, and car repairs.

Community Stories

259 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so incredibly thankful for the help that Operation Second Chance has given us. Our family has been through so much over the last 6 months. We have encountered some very hard times and to top it off, I am out of work so our home hit another wall with our income coming in was cut short.
The level of worry, stress and fear of how we are going to pay rent or the electric and water bills was weighing heavy on us. I couldn't believe it when my husband, who is the Vet, told me they were going to help us! A huge heavy weight on our shoulders just got lighter! I cannot begin to express my sincerest gratitude to them.
Thank you for lifting that weight off our family.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

i reached out thinking they will most likely not be able to help me as I'm not the veteran directly. My wife is. But they did. Not only did they, they went above and beyond to fufil my request quickly. I appreciate all that you do to honor our vets. I can't wait to surprise my her :)

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello my name is Tim I have a tbi and ptsd I recently took in my blind 82 year old father we had build a bathroom for him asap operation second chance took some of the pressure of the build makin it so we could finish bathroom my father and children want to thank u all for help us through this hardest of time givin us a fighting to stay ahead

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was quite surprised by the quickness in response to my housing need. Within just a few days I received help from Operation Second Chance with a much needed mortgage payment on my home. No wonder OSC is rated top 10 as a non profit for helping us Veterans. Thank your OSC and those that donate to this effort.!

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

No more cold showers!!!!

Having 3 kids, my husband and I had to assign and stagger shower times. Our 29 (yes...29!) gallon water heater ran out of hot water super fast! The next person needed to wait one hour or so to take a shower. My kids are ages 18, 14 and 11. Getting them to adhere to their assigned time, was like trying to herd a bunch of cats...chaos and madness!

Operation Second Chance graciously provided for a new, up to date water heater. After the plumbers arrived to replace the water heater, something was found out of code, as well as, water damage from pipes leaking. Repairing and replacing these additional problems made the overall cost increase. Panicking, I did not anticipate the entire amount to be covered. Thanks so much Stephanie!!

Operation Second Chance gave my family and I a second chance for safe and reliable hot water. My home and my heart are comforted. Thank you so much for lifting this burden!

By the way, my children still think they have to take quick showers. I haven’t told them about the new water heater. I may keep it this way to save on the bills! Lol.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I met Ms.Stephanie A via telephone on 7/1/2020. My initial impression was, that she was a people person, professional ,knowledgeable and showed exceptional compassion to my situation.
However, my initial perception she greatly exceeded all of those. Within a day she was able to assist my family and I with much needed assistance. I’m extremely thankful for this organization
along with Ms.Cindy and Ms.Stephanie.

I truly believe Ms.Stephanie is a valuable asset to the organization and she exemplifies what “Exceptional” customer service is and should be!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was affected by Covid 19... and just trying to make it until work started again. In a troubling time when I thought there was no help operation second chance helped me get back on my feet while I was getting back to work

3 OABarett26

Client Served

Rating: 5

"With tears of joy running down my cheeks this very moment. I want to take this time to thank the administrative assistant that handled my request when I was seeking help with my mortgage payment. It's very rare that I would fall behind on my finances, but given the circumstances, I learned that any situation can easily become out of our control even more so during this pandemic outbreak. Had I not reached out to my department of veteran services advocate, I would have never known who to reach out to for financial assistance. Due to my representatives' knowledge of Operation 2nd Chance, my heart is warm, steady, and properly beating w/out skipping a beat which means no more hi-tempo anxiety interference and cloudy thoughts. Without any doubt, OSC handled my request so quickly that I could not believe the speed, time, and manner in which it was handled. All I can say is that I am beyond words with this matter and grateful that people of such candor are what make this world a far better place and veterans like myself to continue working with non-profit organizations like OSC. Again, thanks a million for all your help that came at the right time when I needed it most."

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband, a U.S Army Paratrooper and combat veteran, lost his battle to PTSD on 01/08/2020. Operation Second Chance helped me in so many facets. In the midst of grief and turmoil; I felt as thought I had people in my corner. I can never repay the amount of help they have given to me and our three year old son. I will never forget the generosity and compassion that surrounds this entire corporation. I feel like I am forever apart of the OSC family. I can never articulate the words of gratitude that I have for everything that you do.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

There is nothing more heart wrenching than knowing that you can't afford a mortgage payment for a home that you worked so hard to buy and fearing it could be lost.

There is nothing more heart warming than feeling that you can get help and knowing that your house will remain a home because help with a mortgage payment was given to you.

I am so grateful for Operation Second Chance and the chance they gave me to stay home sweet home.

2 Lashea R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to take the time to say thank you for everything y’all have done for me , you guys are life savers I was literally so stressed out and you guys came in and saved me I don’t know what I would have done without y’all god bless you guys . ❤️❤️❤️❤️

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I wanted say thank you to operantion second chance. I was facing a hardship and they answered my need and helped me and my family. I am thankful from the bottom of my heart.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Operation Second Chance for a wonderful 3 days of family retreat at the Wisp Resort! Also, a heartfelt THANK YOU to our hosts, Katie and Tim Sanders! They made everything possible to make this retreat an unforgettable one. It was an amazing few days to spend it with our family and the other veterans, sharing stories over dinner and in the slopes! I am a beginner to skiing but after 3 days of falling and great coaching from Tim and a volunteer, Greg, I was able to go up the trail on the lift for the first time in my life! My heart is bursting with gratitude for OSC and the Sanders for giving us an opportunity to create amazing memories with my family and the other great veterans. Thank you so much OSC, Katie and Tim! God bless you, your family and this amazing Organization!
Forever grateful! - Eric, Karen and family❤

2 LaShana Chaisson D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Grateful for this organization. Thank you for being there for families like ours.

2 lgchavez84

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are very grateful with Operation Second Chance. I had lost my job a couple of months ago and the bills and my rent were piling up. My health condition was preventing me from getting a job and OSC helped us out with the financial assistance we needed. There are no words to express our gratitude for the help provided and for the great things you are doing to help other veterans as myself.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation Second Chance is an incredible nonprofit with an amazing group of caring volunteers. It is invaluable to have time away from the normal stressors of life, and to be surrounded by other veterans who share similar experiences. Healing through learning difficult tasks as a group, such as skiing, is a beneficial way to grow and get to know one another. Being able to escape to paradise in Montana with my wife and meet other couples was helpful beyond words following my recent injury. We truly had the time of our lives. The entire retreat was relaxed and every detail was taken care of allowing us to fully focus on each other. This is an experience we would not have had until we retired, and OSC made this dream a reality. We cannot express how thankful and touched we are by all the caring individuals who worked tirelessly to put this extensive event on. Thank you!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I wanted to say thank you to Operation Second Chance. I am an OIF veteran who is 100% service connected for PTSD. The one regret I have about PTSD is the effect its had on my family. Being so withdrawn leads to a disconnection of the family. I was contacted by Lisa who offered my family and I a retreat in Sarasota,Fl. My children were lucky enough to be on winter break which allowed us to attend. The resort, weather and everything about the trip was awsome! While I definitely needed to get out of the house, the gratification of seeing my kids enjoying themselves on the beach was truly a blessing! Thank you Operation Second Chance!!

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Operation Second Chance made a significant positive difference for a homeless veteran, who simply needed help with making first month's rent, to get into affordable housing. Securing housing was paramount to gain the stability he needed to begin working on other treatment and educational goals. As a Social Worker, I appreciated how straightforward and simplified their referral process is. I also appreciated how a member of their staff, Cindy McGrew, reached out to me promptly and warmly, with clear dedication to assisting veterans. Their turn around time was within hours of submitting the online application. This was so helpful, seeing as our veteran had limited time in which to secure his lease. Their assistance made all the difference for my veteran, as he will not have to deplete what little savings he has to get out of his car and into an apartment.

2 Stoney C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so thankful to have been referred to Operation Second Chance for assistance. I am a transitioning Air Force Veteran who has had the toughest and most challenging time adjusting as a civilian. I thought I planned accordingly for this change, but not one of my plans has worked out. My family and I were facing eviction. I am educated, knowledgeable and passionate about what I do, but everyday I come home, i was afraid we wouldn't have a place to live. it is so difficult to look a my children and not feel as though I have failed them. Operation Second Chance understood the challenges I was facing, they accepted my circumstance with open arms, did not judge and assisted me quickly. I now feel relieved that my family and I will not be evicted and I can focus on finding employment. They are easy to communicate with. To all Veterans, if you are facing financial challenges, I urge you to reach out to this organization. The challenges you face does not have to determine the rest of life. It is just a stomping block. Thank you OSC Inc for your assistance.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization really exceeded my expectations. They were very helpful during an extremely difficult time for me. I will be donating to this organization as soon as I am able because I appreciate what they do for Veterans!

2 Gonz

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A great group of amazing people giving back to the veterans in Bakersfield. From BBQs to Axe throwing, they always give us the opportunity to just go out and meet up with other veterans at all the fun events they set up. Looking forward to future of this organization, Truly a Second Chance.

Alex R.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had a great time with Operation Second Chance Inc, Bakersfield. I got to meet a couple of great Veterans and reconnect with that community. It was a fun activity to unwind and let loose.

1 Maggie VK

Client Served

Rating: 5

This weekend we were blessed to have to opportunity to attend the OSC Ski Retreat at Wisp Resort. Our family had such an amazing time. Neither Ryan, nor our kids had ever been skiing before, but I went as a child. So this experience was new to everyone. Ryan and I really enjoyed watching all three of our oldest children go out and fearlessly tackle that snowy mountain. Our oldest two courageously tackled an even bigger mountain! Witnessing them stretch their limits and accomplish something they’ve never done before was incredibly rewarding to watch. Ryan was a little worried about skiing but he geared up and by the end of the first day he was having a great time. It was definitely a new and rewarding experience for him, as it helped him step out of his comfort zone.

One of the things I love about OSC events is connecting with other combat military members and their families. We live north of Baltimore, and surprisingly there are not many military members in our community. This past weekend, it was very refreshing and encouraging to spend time with other families and connect with them. The children all had a wonderful time and connected immediately, which was very heartwarming too see as well. It was really enjoyable to have this shared memorable and adventurous experience with our new friends.

Katie and Tim were incredibly accommodating and attentive to all of our needs. They encouraged us to get out there and try a little more. Katie helped with the baby so Ryan and I could ski together. It was a welcomed break and so fun discovering something new as a couple!

Thank you so much for blessing us with this retreat! My family couldn’t be more thankful. We all benefited from the time together to connect as a family unit, just the six of us, without the noise of everyday life. It was an experience that we will all cherish, and I think we now have a few skiers in the family! Thank you OSC and the Sanders!

2 Olga S.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

The ski retreat that was made possible by OSC was one of the best experiences my family and I could have asked for. The opportunity to try something new and fun while being along side other veterans and their families is really priceless. For the few days that we were there we were able to forget the stressors of home life and just enjoy each other’s company. Thank you to OSC for making this possible.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

During the holiday season this year it was difficult for my family. After relocating up north trying to get back on track it was not easy. I am so thankful for Operation Second Chance, honestly I feel like me and my family were given just that, and we are forever grateful. This was truly a blessing, the warm welcome and the enthusiasm OSC displayed meant so much to us. Once we are able, I envision that my family can be a blessing to Operation Second Chance.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

There comes a time in everyone's life where you will need help, whether it be in the form of a shoulder to lean on, emotional support, or financial needs. For me this came at a time when I had everything lined up, had been provided the skills to cope with life after many traumatic events, dealing with separating from the military, injury both physical and mental. Then I almost lost everything, literally everything. My case manager got me in contact with Operation Second Chance, and within a week of turning in the appropriate documents I received a phone call telling me that support was on the way. After serving 15 years in the military, I was institutionalized to know that on certain days pay would happen, PT would happen, and what uniform to wear was on track, but days away from medical retirement I was broke, had no money left in the bank because of the hurricane of life events that erupted, and was just waiting for the next heart break to hit.
Thank you Operation Second Chance, you are truly a blessing from above. When the day comes and I am stable I will do my best to ensure that this organization remains funded.

Respectfully,
Jayden

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation Second Chance is absolutely the most motivated charity I’ve ever had the pleasure to assist me. Not a single other charity responded with the determination and professionalism necessary to help me move forward and begin life again. Within two days my water and gas bills were paid. Being a veteran with PTSD means certain things can stress me to the point of disabling me. Having no hope to pay utilities necessary for my home threw me into a dark place. Operation second chance’s swift response and assistance saved me in so many ways. May God bless them for their help. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I spent 18 years in my career and became unemployed for the first time in my life. We felt like Hope was lost until Operation Second Chance helped us with our mortgage payment. It was life saving in many ways. I thought we were going to lose our house and become homeless this holiday season. This organization is incredibly helpful and generous and very responsive and professional. I cannot thank them enough for the opportunity they provided us. I am going to find a way to pay it forward in the future!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I are going through a rough transition period this holiday season. Just when I felt like I was drowning, Operation Second Chance Inc, threw me the lifeline I needed to help me hold on just a bit longer. When it feels like so many other things are going wrong or even like the situation is hopeless, it's good to know that good things can happen and there is a group of people who still genuinely care about veterans and their families in need. I appreciate all the blessings that are coming my way and look forward to the day where I can sign up to pay it forward.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was struggling with a heating and cooling issue in my apartment. I had to go live in hotel rooms until this situation was resolved. I would like to thank operation second chance for their help. I am truly thankful. It really meant a lot to me. I have been having bad luck as of lately.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a Veteran and a Caregiver. Operation Second Chance has helped me remember who I am and find a new appreciation for my service, marriage, and family. There are no words to express my gratitude and appreciation for what OSC has given back to me. The Hunting Retreat for ladies that took place in New York October 2019 will forever be a turning point in my life.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a struggling working army veteran who is caught up in bills due to unforeseen circumstances, and Operation Second Chance helped pay my utilities which were very far behind and a day away from being shut off.

Thank you Operation Second Chance. Seriously my family and I are extremely grateful and fortunate to have been directed to you.

3 Mary R.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am absolutely grateful for this program! I literally cried when I got the news that the organization would help me with some assistance. I am forever grateful and my family and I really appreciate the support.

Thank you so much!

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you all very much for everything that you do! The amount of love and fun I received is immeasurable. Lisa and Dan made me feel like a part of their families and the memories I made over the weekend will stay with me forever. You guys are the greatest!!!

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I was between a rock and a hard ride place this nonprofit charity didn’t hesitate nor waster anytime they made my hardship their number one priority to make sure me and my kids remained in a warm secure home. I will always be thankful for this help and very much thankful because I didn’t know where to turn. They made me feel like I was heard and they went over and beyond.
God bless

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to Thank OSC for coming thru for me and my family. We truly appreciate the kindness u bestowed upon us at our time of need. I will shout ur organization out from the rooftops because y'all are truly deservant.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

To Operation Second Chance,
I just want to say a great big “Thank You” from the bottom of my heart for the help I received in making ends meet. This experience really touched my heart. This experience has really touched my heart. As someone who had been self sufficient for most of my adult life, I had never thought that I would see the day where I couldn’t provide for my basic needs. As a people, when we have plenty, we do not stop long enough to realize that life can have its ups and downs, and that some do not have the luxury of what we call basic human dignity items, something that we have at our fingertips every day, such as a place to call home. My thanks again for your assistance in my time of need.
- Sara

7

Client Served

Rating: 5

I retired in August and ran into a financial emergency that required me to pull from my Mortgage payment. Awaiting my Disability payments to start left me in a really tough jam. Operation Second Chance managed to assist me in a timely manner and provided great customer service. They provided my kids school with the balance owed for their lunches which was well over $800! They are truly heaven sent and I will definitely give to this organization so that they can continue helping Veterans and their families ❤️❤️

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation Second Chance assisted me with my September rent when no other organization could approve me during my financial hardship. My only vehicle that I depend on daily needed repairs and I had to struggle making the decision between paying for repairs on my only transportation or paying my rent. However, as soon as I reached out for help to Operation Second Chance they approved me within the same day and for that I’m forever grateful! Words can’t express how much I appreciate them for taking that burden off my shoulders in having to choose between two necessities for my daughter and I. I would HIGHLY recommend OSC to any Military Member and/or Veteran during unforeseen hardships. Thank you again!

5 Gregory S.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

My only vehicle needed repairing. I reached out to Operation Second Chance and they helped with over 60 percent of the requested amount. Thank you OSC!!

5 Patrick C.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were in need of immediate assistance. When I tell you they helped immediately they helped us on the same day we asked for assistance. We are so grateful for the help. If any veterans and families are in need, we highly recommend Operation Second Chance. Without their assistance we don't know what we would have done. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

OSC has helped my family & I in a time of need! My son was wounded in combat in Afghanistan & needs a caregiver while he is in the WTB unit. OSC has helped us pay some bills, has helped my husband with groceries & Cindy the Founder & owner of OSC checks in on my son & husband to make sure they are ok! I am thankful that there are organizations like OSC that are out there for families that are in my situation. My family & I went on a retreat to Tilghman Island with OSC. It was nice to get out of the WTB unit, away from dr’s appts and get an opportunity to relax & enjoy life with our wounded soldier & family! Words can’t express how thankful I am! God bless you Cindy & OSC staff! The Lopez family

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation Second Chance gave my wife and I (both veterans) the amazing oportunity to go on a motorcycle retreat to the Black Hills Rally in South Dakota. We were sceptical at first but when we arrived we were welcomed to a laid back atmosphere that promoted the mental healing we needed. Through the days of 2 wheeled therapy and the organic atmosphere that enabled us to sit and talk with other veterans at night, we have made huge progress towards releasing our anger and rebuilding our sense of self worth. I am currently building a motorcycle repair shop and I can't wait to be able to contribute and support this style of retreat in rhe next few years. Thank you OSC and the volunteers that made it possible for us!

7

Client Served

Rating: 5

Words cannot even express how truly thankful I am for OSC. Their financial support while I am currently inpatient at the Hampton VA Medical Center for PTSD and Substance Abuse will always be gratefully cherished. Falling behind on bills in order to address my mental health, was a huge struggle in my progression. Operation Second Chance has alleviated such a weight off our shoulders for me and my family. I will never be able to thank you enough.

Forever Grateful,

Russell Allsbrook

7

Advisor

Rating: 5

Operation Second Chance is part of the Veterans Reef off Clearwater Beach where the Circle of Heroes stand. There are currently 12 statues standing at the bottom of the ocean with 12 more coming in 2020. Operation Second Chance is now part of the reef after sponsoring one of the statues. Thankful to have had the opportunity to dive the reef yesterday with my heroes, Andrew Lourake and Charlie Lemon. Thank you so much Cindy McGrew.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Identity theft can be a nightmare when it happens to you. Operation Second Chance helped me with a check to apply to my past due rent so that I could have the chance to catch up and become self-sustainable again. Thank you for your help and everything you do Operation Second Chance.

6 Tommy J Barron J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Veteran in Georgia. Waiting on VA to get my 2 BVA grants worked out. Was behind on rent. Operations 2rd change helped me keep my apartment

7 Jason A S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation second chance came through and saved my family during the heat wave that just happened. After suffering a huge theft of funds from my bank account they paid the electric bill so we could make it through this nightmare.

7

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Maria and I'm at a lost for words of how grateful I am for Operation Second Chance to assist me in paying rent that I owed to my landlord. I was at a high risk for becoming evicted out of my apartment in North Jersey. I am a single woman with two small dogs so the thought of being homeless scared me, and made me feel ashamed. It has been a nerve-racking past few months not knowing if I would be evicted or not. If it wasn't for Operation Second Chance, I wouldn't be where I am right now, still in my apartment, and waiting for a full-time job to open up. (I have applied for countless.) Thank you so much, OSC, for what you did. Thank you for your generosity, thank you for helping me, thank you for being so kind. You epitomize what goodness is like. Thank you.

8

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much to Operation second Chance Inc. for helping our family assisting with the utility bill. My husband is a disabled veteran and we had to relocate to another apartment due to his severe PTSD and other health related issues that he is battling with, so our expenses added up and they were the ones that helped us out. It is a blessing to know that there’s people in this world that care for our Veterans and don’t forget that we have freedom because of heroes like them and Operation Second Chance promptly assisted. Thank you.

8

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to say thank you to Operation Second Chance for helping me with my mortgage payment, it could not have come at a better time. My family and I have been struggling to make it, I am a 100% disabled veteran who served in OIF and OEF. My disability have made it very difficult in my day to day life, but because of organization like this gives us veterans hope. Thank you so much for your blessings.

8 Cassandra B.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a disabled veteran who is a single mother. I decided to move to a more family oriented state to help with my sever PTSD. Operation Second Chance helped me get on my feet and know there are people out there who care about veterans. Thank you so much OSC....

7

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have had the honor and privilege to work with this phenomenal group of caring individuals over the past year in providing assistance to our nations hero's. They have been prompt, courteous, and professional with each encounter. I appreciate the work that you do in caring for our veterans. This is a 5 star organization in my book!

9

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a Disabled Veteran out of work and single father with 2 infants and was facing eviction. Within that same week I contacted over 20 Organizations to assist me in saving the roof over me and my children's heads and Operation Second Chance organization was the ONLY organization that assisted and saved us in that week. Not only did they assist but do to my depressive situation they relieved me of all my worries and saved the day like Superheroes. I've never seen any organization that would assist so quickly and step out and above the call of their duties to help me and my children the way they did and I am eternally grateful, may God continue to bless each and every one of you and if you are a veteran in crisis please dont hesitate to pickup the phone and call operation second chance organization for the assistance you and your family may need. It could be the life changing assistance you need to push you ahead and eliminate the stresses we as veterans go thru when all else has failed. Again God Bless You and Thank you Operation Second Chance!

8

Client Served

Rating: 5

This Organization was the only one who came to my rescue in my darkest time of need. I am a Veteran with over 20 years military service and 100%VA rated currently serving as now federal Police for the DOD. The VA garnished all my pay without notice and my government pay was mistakenly taken in a accidental DFAS error I was down to less than 100 dollars to survive. The Operation Second Chance paid my rent within 24hrs and kept me safe in my home without risk of eviction. I owe the fact today I still have a home and piece of mind thanks to this organization.

7

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found myself and my family in a severe hardship and in the process of losing my home. Operation Second Chance stepped in and was truly a blessing and me and my family are no longer in the process of losing our home.

9

Client Served

Rating: 4

Operation Second Chance was an answered prayer. My husband is currently going through in patient treatment through the VA medical center for his war related PTSD. I am currently staying at home to take care of our twin babies. We were behind on bills for a couple of months. I prayed and asked God for a miracle to help us take care of some of the bills we just did not have the money to pay. My husband's therapist told him about this organization. We applied and within a couple of days we received notification that all the bills we submitted were paid!! I praise God for the wonderful people at Operation Second Chance. Because of this wonderful blessing, we were able to get back on track with some of our bills.

9

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a VA psychologist who works with veterans in residential treatment for PTSD. Many times, the veterans are struggling with multiple life stressors along with serious mental health challenges. One of my residents recently received help from this agency and it was truly a blessing for him and his family. I was amazed by how quickly the assistance was provided. Such an awesome service that Operation Second Chance provides to our nation's heroes!! Many thanks!

9

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a veteran with 8 kids, we were about to lose our apartment in a number of days I got a response from Mrs. Vanessa Toner saying that they are going to help us keep our apartment. I am so thankful for Operation second chance and Mrs. Vanessa Toner for responding so quickly and I will be forever grateful. This is such a blessing. I would recommend any veteran that is looking for assistance to contact Operation second chance. Thank you guys so much!

9

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I were days away from being evicted after my accident late last year. We received amazing help from Andrew Lourake and the great people at Operation Second Chance. They were able to help us out and we were able to stay in our apartment. Thank you all, especially Andrew for helping us in our time of need!

7 Ashleymarie P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What an awesome group with an awesome retreat. It was amazing to just get away from the norm of stress just for a few days

10 Desarae Marie W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My children’s father passed suddenly on a Monday 03/18/19 with services scheduled for that same Thursday and Friday, leaving us with 2 days and no money to get all 5 of his kids (he also had 3 from his first marriage) and myself to Texas from Virginia, North Carolina and Oregon. This organization not only helped us be able to to get us all there but also made a time that was painful a little more bearable. Had they not stepped in, we all would have missed the funeral. I am so grateful for Operation Second Chance. A friend got this in motion and the lady I worked with for flights worked really late into the evening to make sure all flights were booked and that we had the information we needed. There will never be enough words to express our gratitude for helping us be there to lay him to rest. When the call came through that they were going to be covering all of our flights, I dropped to knees and cried. This organization is amazing and deserves all the recognition in the world for what they do for military families! Thank you OSC!!!

8 Daniel Sargent I.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Operation Second Chance is Amazing! Recently I was given the opportunity of a life time with a short time frame to plan the trip. With my upcoming wedding in the mix as well, OSC stepped in to make sure I was able to make the trip to honor a SSG from my unit. With them helping I was able to breath a little bit and I knew I was taken care of. It is very humbling to know that there are still organizations and people in this world that look out for us veterans in time of need. There is no way to express my thankfulness besides to write and say how wonderful this group is! Thank You!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was medical retirement from the Military 5 years ago changing my life completely causing my family and I a huge financial hardship. If it wasn't for this organization today I would be homeless. I want to thank this organization for helping me, but giving me hope and faith to keep striving and move forward.