These inspiring individuals are living proof that second opportunities after incarceration, addiction, and other life-changing setbacks are possible. Read and hear their stories, in their own words.
Having spent years stuck in the vicious cycle of jail and rehab, Mike M. now believes that ‘anything is possible’ after taking 2nd Opportunity’s re-entry, financial literacy, and goal-setting classes during a stint in Kane County Jail.
ALWAYS LOOKING FORWARD
Despite the challenges, Chicago business owner Tom Decker is on a mission to turn individuals with a background into committed, loyal employees.
FINDING DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH
Incarcerated for drug-related crimes, Peter Hoistad focuses on shaping the next chapter of his life–one hurdle at a time.
Incarcerated for a Survival Crime, Willette Benford Learns She Was Meant to Thrive