Categories: Cause of the Quarter

Second Chance: Helping You Find Your Way

Meet our newest Cause of the Quarter:


Second Chance creates opportunities for people to transform their own lives by fostering behavioral changes that promote personal responsibility, healthy relationships and positive contributions to society. This is accomplished through programs that provide job readiness and life skills training, along with job placement, mental health and prisoner re-entry services, relapse prevention and sober-living housing for adults and youth in need.


Second Chance is the most effective solution for reducing recidivism, unemployment and homelessness, empowering our clients to make sustainable personal changes that positively impact society.

Programs include:

Second Chance Academy

Second Chance has over 20 years of experience working in reentry.  In collaboration with the University of California, San Diego, Second Chance Academy is committed to ensuring all training programs are based in the very latest scientific research and the training is practical and relevant to practitioners in reentry programming, resulting in reduced recidivism and safer communities.  For more information please email the Academy.

Job Center in a Jail
Second Chance’s Job Center is a case management program offering employment services at East Mesa Reentry Facility.

Job Readiness Training
Better Attitudes. Better Preparation. These are the driving principles behind our Training program.

Youth Programs
Skill development, academic learning, and job experience with case management and supportive services.

Helping our clients learn to help themselves is critical in our clean and sober residential living facilities.


For their meaningful programs that foster behavioral changes promoting personal responsibility, healthy relationships and positive contributions to society; as well as job readiness, mental health, prisoner re-entry services, relapse prevention and sober-living housing for those in need we are proud to have Second Chance as our newest Cause of the Quarter!

Click HERE to SUPPORT this worthy organization today!

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Vanguard Culture is an online media entity designed for culturally savvy, socially conscious individuals. We provide original interviews and reviews of the people, places, and events that make up San Diego’s thriving arts and culture community, as well as curated snapshots of the week’s best, most inspiring and unique cultural and culinary events. We believe in making a difference in the world, supporting San Diego’s vibrant visual and performing arts community and bringing awareness to important social and community causes.