Mission Statement 

Second Chance Orange County helps low-income individuals recovering from drug/alcohol addiction become productive members of society by providing them with individualized supportive services including, but not limited to: job placement, life skills training, job skills training, mentoring, coaching, mental health therapy, FAFSA help, and financial aid assistance for college entrance.

This is a community effort- We collaborate with other NGOS in the county to help those in need with the social services they require, but are not provided through the county.

We are proud to be supported by a community of individuals in Orange County sharing their time, skills and generous donations towards our cause.

We are saving lives at Second Chance Orange County! Sadly, in 2016 200 homeless people died in Orange County. (Orange County Register, Feb. 7, 2017) and over the past 12 year, 1,305 homeless have died in Orange County. In Orange County, from 2013-15 there were a total of 16,395 drug and alcohol related hospitalizations. (2017 County of OC Health Care Agency & Coroner Drug & Alcohol Morbidity & Mortality Report) Click Here to view full report

Together with our over 50 experienced volunteers we have garnered thousands of volunteer hours, and helped over 75 individuals.

Because everyone deserves a Second Chance.


Our Approach

Second Chance Orange County is federally designated non-profit charity 501 (3) (c). We help each recovering addict individually based on his/her time in sobriety and life experiences. In our program, we customize the best plan to ensure success, by taking in a large number of factors including homelessness. We are compassionate and kind to each and every client, and exceed their expectations in what we can provide.

What really differentiates us is that we go out and find our clients the “right” job for them. We will get on the phone and make cold calls and knock on doors to find our clients the job we believe will increase their odds of him/her staying sober and returning to a life of success.

We work with adult men and woman and families. As long as our clients remain sober we will continue to help them. In some cases, we have placed several clients in another job after a prior job was completely successfully.

Since 2016, many our clients have been referred from other successful clients. We currently partner with other provider of services throughout the County to help this difficult to serve population. Please see our Partners page to see a current list.