Second Chance Re-Entry, Inc.

Second Chance Re-Entry, Inc.

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Second Chance Re-Entry Inc serves individuals released from county jail who identify as homeless or greatly at-risk of homelessness upon release. Their services are open to anyone with a past or recent criminal justice experience. Their FIIRE Leadership Development program FIIRE (Formerly Incarcerated Individuals Redefine Equity) Leadership Development program provides opportunities for individuals with incarceration experiences to build self-esteem, combat stigma, and reduce recidivism through civil participation and leadership mentoring. The FIIRE curriculum helps to enhance criminal justice knowledge, facts, and reforms, the benefits of civic participation and community engagement, and how to transform negative experiences into positive lessons. SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) is a national project that is designed to increase access to SSI/SSDI and Medicaid/Medicare for eligible adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and have a mental illness and other co-occurring disorders.  They help people who are reentering the community from local jails to access SSA disability benefits, which provide income and other benefits to people. Individuals can receive SSI/SSDI within months instead of years and exit the jail with resources needed to help stay out of jail and help stabilize their life. 

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