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ABOUT US

Across Livingston County, men and women live with the shame and stigma that often comes with being an individual who was once incarcerated.

The Second Chance Support Network is guided by the following core values... 

We believe... in a Christ-centered, biblical approach to our ministry in helping our clients. 

We believe... in offering our services to all those returning from jail or prison regardless of faith status. 

We believe... in continuous self-evaluation with measurable results. 

We believe... in offering effective, positive support systems and mentoring programs.

Our Mission

Serving men and women recently released from jail or prison by supporting, inspiring, and providing direction through Christ-centered mentoring.

Our Vision

Second Chance Support Network has a vision that all returning citizens receive the support they need to contribute to society.

Our Work

The Pathways Mentoring Program

The Pathways Mentoring Program is a partnership with Recovery Advocates in Livingston (RAIL), Life Relaunch, Love INC., and Thrive Coaching & Consulting. It is designed to lift people up by walking alongside them and giving them the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed.
 

In Livingston County, countless individuals bear the heavy burden of shame and stigma that often accompanies a past incarceration. The challenges they face in reintegrating into society can be daunting, but Second Chance Support Network (SCSN) is dedicated to turning their lives around.
 

At Second Chance Support Network, our mission is crystal clear: we exist to serve the men and women who have been released from jail or prison. We are committed to supporting, inspiring, and providing direction to these individuals through Christ-centered mentoring programs. Our aim is to offer them a genuine opportunity for transformation, allowing them to regain their dignity and become productive members of our community.

SCSN proudly stands as the sole organization in our county, offering the vital programs and services required to help returning citizens successfully reintegrate into society. Our mentoring programs are at the forefront of this effort, as they are one of the most proven methods for reducing recidivism rates in our community. 

It costs approximately $3,090 each year to provide comprehensive support to just one mentee. We are unwavering in our commitment to ensuring that every man and woman returning to the community has access to a high-quality mentor upon reentry. Achieving this vision necessitates financial support for mentor training and outreach to identify deserving individuals.

Over the years, SCSN has made a profound impact on the lives of over 500 deserving citizens. Through our Pathways Mentorship Program and other initiatives, we've matched these individuals with dedicated mentors who offer crucial support and encouragement. Recent surveys have shown significant reductions in recidivism rates among those who have received support from programs like ours upon reentry.

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Your Support

Second Chance Support Network is made up of people just like you who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those returning to our community. Please consider mentoring, volunteering in another capacity, or donating to Second Chance Support Network. Your contribution has the power to help you fulfill their promise.

By supporting Second Chance Support Network, you're not just contributing to a charity; you're investing in the future of our community. Your generosity allows us to continue our vital work, giving individuals a second chance and helping them pave a new, brighter path forward. Together, we can make a lasting difference in the lives of those who need it most.

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The feeling of helping others and making a difference in our community is priceless.

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