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Success Stories

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.

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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.

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ALWAYS LOOKING FORWARD

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Despite the challenges, Chicago business owner Tom Decker is on a mission to turn individuals with a background into committed, loyal employees.

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FINDING DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH

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Incarcerated for drug-related crimes, Peter Hoistad focuses on shaping the next chapter of his life–one hurdle at a time.

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Incarcerated for a Survival Crime, Willette Benford Learns She Was Meant to Thrive

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