Second Chance Stories

Freed by Faith

November 7th, 2023|

Josephine E. found herself in a dark place due to her alcohol use. It wasn’t until her church was seeking a recovery group coordinator that she found the motivation to make a change. Asking for Help At her lowest point, [...]

Free at Last

September 6th, 2023|

Reigh E. grew up in Vallejo, California and was exposed to crime, drugs, and violence as a young child. Over time, he began normalizing these destructive behaviors and felt that using them was the only way to survive. Reigh walked [...]

A Desire to Change

June 15th, 2023|

Jaime E. was born into a toxic environment. He never met his father, and his mother had a severe drug addiction. Jaime was sexually abused from age six until his mother died when he was just ten years old. His [...]

Finding Her Saving Grace

May 25th, 2023|

Deborah H. grew up with an abusive mother. Throughout her childhood, she was subjected to physical punishment. Eventually, when the trauma became too much, she moved out. This decision left her homeless with little to no resources or support. She [...]

An Orphan with Parents

April 18th, 2023|

Ross B. had to grow up fast. His parents suffered from drug addiction, leading them to repeated arrests. At the age of 14, the state of New Jersey placed him in foster care. By the time he reached 17, Ross [...]

A Rough Start

January 10th, 2021|

After serving her sentence, Tanya returned home to an unstable living environment. While incarcerated, her apartment was broken into, and most of her belongings were stolen or damaged. Tanya was left with little to nothing and felt like a stranger [...]

Changing Perspectives

September 15th, 2020|

George had been a hustler his whole life until the law finally caught up with him. He knew that something needed to shift, and when he finally became willing to change, he had a new perspective on life. George knew [...]

Stopping the Cycle

February 10th, 2020|

Kenneth grew up in the juvenile system living in detention centers for seven years. The cycle continued into adulthood after he was charged with a criminal offense. He was released on bail to reentry programming where he learned about substance [...]

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