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SECOND CHANCE SOCIETY

Everyone Deserves a Second Chance!

aka SCS   |   Fort Lauderdale, FL   |  www.secondchancesociety.org

Mission

Second Chance Society, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization giving a second chance to homeless and other struggling men and women by providing moral encouragement and removing material barriers to self-sufficiency. VISION STATEMENT When no one else cares, we care. When no other hope exists, we exist. When the future seems dark, we hold up the light.

Ruling year info

2002

Executive Director

Ms. Danielle Doss

Main address

1835 SE 4th AVE

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA

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EIN

65-1118303

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Employment Training (J22)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Hand Up Program

Second Chance seeks to help homeless and struggling men and women that have no other way to obtain the essential items they need to secure a job and to ultimately become self-sufficient. Second Chance Society's Hand Up Program provides the supportive services and resources that make a difference between getting a job or staying in a shelter for those who are homeless, struggling veterans, abused women and men, re-integrating x-offenders, and otherwise struggling or chronically unemployed individuals. Quite often, the need is simple: basic work tools, a uniform or work shoes, or an up-to-date certification or license before they can start a job, a job that will allow them to make that giant step to independent living. Second Chance Society's Hand Up Program has helped over 6,000 individuals in the local community to see their way to economic self-sufficiency through employment since inception.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Incarcerated people
Victims and oppressed people
Unemployed people
Veterans

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

United Way Member Agency 2009

Financials

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SECOND CHANCE SOCIETY

Board of directors
as of 06/26/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Sheri Whittington

Kim Saiswick

Holy Cross Hospital

Jean Ready

1st United Methodist Church

Sheri Whittington

World Jet, Inc.

Mark Ford

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

Frankie Johnson

No Affliliation

Michael O'Leary

No Affiliation

Matt Ferrelli

Keller Williams Realty

Roland Garcia

No Affiliation

Tonia Jackson

St. Thomas University

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/13/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability