Founded in 1988, 2nd Chance, Inc. is a non-profit 501 c 3 organization that provides safe shelter and supportive services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and offers educational outreach to the communities served to create awareness of and strengthen the movement to end this violence.
2nd Chance serves Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Randolph and Talladega Counties in Northeast Alabama providing emergency shelter, transitional housing, assistance with permanent housing, court and legal advocacy, counseling, lethality assessment, community referrals, thrift store vouchers, training and presentations on the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence, dating violence and abuse in later life.
2nd Chance is a United Way Agency; Member, Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Member, Alabama Coalition Against Rape; Associate Member, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Supported by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Law Enforcement/Traffic Safety Division and the Office on Violence Against Women. Financial support comes from foundations, businesses, individuals, board members, anonymous donors, churches, civic groups and from federal, state and local government sources and fundraising events and campaigns.
2nd Chance recognizes that domestic and sexual violence can happen to anyone. We welcome and provide services to survivors regardless of their gender (or lack of gender), sexual orientation, race, immigration status, disability, age, religion, or marital status. All are welcome.
For more information please call our local hotline number at 256-236-7233.