Second Chance Recovery Inc
PO 380594
MURDOCK FL 33938-0594
Second Chance Recovery, Inc. facilitates the successful long term recovery of persons who express a commitment to abstinence from addictive lifestyles and provides sober and supportive family group living homes to men and women who have become homeless as a result of their addictive lifestyle.  
CEO/Executive Director Tom V Guy
Board Chair Mr John Wilson Lamborn III
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2010
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes June 2018
State Registration Yes 0
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
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Other Documents
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Impact Statement

Second Chance Recovery has successfully provided emergency and transitional housing to 80 citizens whose addictive lifestyles reduced them to homelessness.  We are the only organization providing the sober living option and programs within the residence.  In accomplishing this goal, we also provided food, hygiene items, clothing, as well as motivation and support to gainful employment. 

Through the programs we offer within the residential environment, we also provided those clients with basic life skills that will allow them to continue their sober life into the future while also introducing them to a new circle of friends and supporters to provide a break from the people who influenced their past. 
This year our biggest goal is to obtain the title to the residences we currently operate our programs from, eliminating the need to pay rent and provide the opportunity to reinvest those funds in additional programs and services.  Second Chance would like to employ a case manager to provide coordination with additional services for clients with mental health issues and recovery sponsors.  We also seek to partner with existing community resources to provide specific job training opportunities, possibly leading to small business opportunities providing immediate employment and future references for clients. 
We also are working towards operating a larger facility for providing our services.  These goals are attainable with grant funding, allowing the purchase of at least one residence and remodeling of a second residence.  This would permit existing funds, and additional grant funds, to be reinvested in additional capital assets, additional employees, and further programs.
Needs Statement

1) Second Chance Recovery needs to purchase the two residential properties currently operating from. Any donated property would be accepted or funds totaling $75,000 to allow purchase of a residence. 

2) Our needs include $10,000 to fund and establish a re-entry program assisting individuals in their transition from incarceration to sober living. 
3) Additional capital needs include donation of lawn maintenance equipment to be used by clients in maintaining the residential properties, with a goal of eventually operating a small lawn maintenance service to allow clients immediate employment, opportunities for additional earning potential, and references for future employment. 
4) In order to hire a part-time Case Manager, we need $15,000 for annual salary. 
5) Finally, we need to hire employees to fill the position of Grant Writer and Outreach Coordinator, requiring funds totaling $35,000 for annual salaries.
Background Statement

Second Chance Recovery, Inc., was founded in July of 2009 and is operated as a nonprofit organization. We provide a safe, clean, and structured sober housing option allowing those dedicated to restoring their lives an opportunity to break from the environments, people, and things that brought them to an addictive lifestyle. 

Our clients are, almost exclusively, citizens whose addictions have brought them to the point of homelessness or incarceration. We have partnered with Charlotte Behavioral Health Care for three years under grant funding to provide housing for shared clients with no other housing options after detoxifying. However, we do not limit our clientele in any way.

We are committed to ensuring our clients have the best opportunities to succeed in permanent sobriety. In pursuit of our mission, we provide programs within the residence to build basic life values and skills they lack or relinquished in their addictive lifestyle. We also require participation in recovery programs outside the residence.  One client this past year was able to complete a drug court order through our program, allowing criminal charges to be dismissed.


Our organization operates solely through volunteer assistance and rents the residences our programs are operated from.  The sanity and peace our clients have found in our program is unmatched by any other housing option in our area. In fact, we are the only housing option guaranteeing a sober environment and providing programs in the residence to assist in building a life of sobriety.

Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Charlotte
FL- DeSoto
FL- Sarasota
FL- Lee
FL- Manatee
FL- Hillsborough
FL- Hardee
Areas Served Comments Currently, all of our residences are located in Port Charlotte, Charlotte County, Florida.  We seek other residences in other areas and continue to accept clients from anywhere.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Housing, Shelter
Secondary Org Type Human Services
Tertiary Org Type Mental Health & Crisis Intervention
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Alcoholism and drug addiction have become so prevalent and have affected so many families. Second Chance Recovery Sober Living is the first sober home in the area and has been instrumental in offering structure and support for those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.
We have formed a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, Second Chance Recovery, Inc., that is designed to reintegrate recovering individuals into the world. Residents in the program will live at the house for a period of 3 to 6 months and will begin to develop strong relationships and demonstrate transparency in their daily lives, as they maintain accountability to the group. Second Chance Recovery, Inc. program is centered on faith, accountability and 12-step recovery programs. Through this process, residents will gain independence and responsibility, both financially and emotionally, as they become the person they want to be, which is the ultimate goal. Second Chance Recovery, Inc. Living provides a safe, caring, and supportive environment for residents to begin living a sober lifestyle and developing healthy new relationships in Second Chance‘s active recovering community.
We accommodate individuals that have been through primary treatment and desire a sober living environment as they progress in their recovery. Residents are expected to remain drug and alcohol free and actively participate in a 12-step recovery program, as well as a combination of attending outpatient programming, volunteering and/or working. The board carries out the mission of Second Chance Sober Living and performs fundraising activities to provide scholarships for individuals who desire to enter the program.
Jay Lamborn
Chairman of the Board
Second Chance Recovery, Inc.
* We hope to offer this program in the future
Our Re-entry Program will offer emergency shelter and transitional housing for men and women who are committed to a life free of addictive patterns who truly desire to change their lifestyles.  Our Re-Entry Program is designed to give each individual referred a 90 day scholarship to facilitate reduced stress during the initial transition into society free of addictive lifestyles.  Our program will provide food assistance, group housing, emergency clothing, case management, regular drug testing, and, if needed, no-cost childcare.  We will make available assistance in resume building, interview preparation, and job skills training.  We provide assistance with transportation for employment purposes, spiritual advisement and life skills training.
Budget $24,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for the Homeless
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Homeless Offenders/Ex-Offenders
Short Term Success 80% of clients completing our program will move into stable housing, continuing to lead lifestyles free of addictive patterns.  Those clients will also have raised their household income to support the long-term stable housing placement and will have gained the necessary skills required to maintain a productive lifestyle as contributing members of society.
Long Term Success Individuals exiting this program will have gained the skills necessary to lead responsible lives, maintaining stable housing and employment. 80% of persons who complete the Re-Entry program will remain in permanent housing with stable employment and never again have to battle the cycle of homelessness and addiction again.
Program Success Monitoring Success is monitored by working with the client to build a service plan, establish realistic, attainable goals and develop an after-care plan. Each of these goals are then turned into a series of achievable action steps. Clients should always be moving forward with their service plan and accomplishing the goals they established for themselves.
Program Success Examples Second Chance Recovery follow-up case management shows that at least 80% of persons who complete this program maintain stable employment, permanent housing and lifestyles free of substance abuse for at least one year after program completion.
* We hope to offer this program in the future
The residential transitional living and substance abuse program works with individuals whose lives have become unmanageable because of homelessness and/or drug and alcohol addiction. It focuses on the body, mind, and spirit. As the healing process takes place, participants move from fear and anxiety to confidence and freedom. Second Chance provides individualized treatment where residents will find balance, develop better social skills, and increase knowledge of themselves.
Budget $144,000
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Residential Substance Abuse Treatment
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success At least 90% of program participants, during the course of the program, will practice sobriety, gain stable employment, attend life skills and addictions counseling sessions and save money to assist them upon graduating the program.
Long Term Success At least 40% of clients who graduate from this program will maintain a healthy lifestyle of sobriety with stable housing and employment forever. They will not regress back into homelessness, drug abuse or enter into the prison system.
Program Success Monitoring Success is monitored by working with the client to build a service plan and establish goals. Each of these goals are then turned into a series of achievable action steps. Clients should always be moving forward with their service plan and accomplishing the goals they established for themselves. This allows the client to see the fruits of their labor and most often encourages them to continue on the road of recovery.
Program Success Examples 65% of participants who enter the program will graduate the program, with 45% maintaining employment and sobriety during their post release case management period.
* We hope to offer this program in the future
Mothers and Children is providing pregnant women with a safe, supportive environment to overcome their substance abuse disorders. The program goals are the birth of a healthy, drug-free baby and long-term abstinence from drugs and/or alcohol for the mothers. 
Budget $100,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Parenting Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Females Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers Infants to Preschool (under age 5)
Short Term Success One hundred percent of babies born in our program are born alcohol and drug free.  Ninety percent of our consumers completing our program will report reduced frequency of use or no use if drug free at admission. Seventy five percent of our consumers will successfully complete our program with no substance abuse within thirty days of discharge.
Long Term Success The ultimate goal for this program is for the women to live clean and sober lives, in recovery and to break the cycle of addiction as they raise their children.
Program Success Monitoring Each healthy, drug-free baby is an example of the success of this program.
Program Success Examples For each healthy birth of a baby born substance and alcohol free is a success story.  Providing these mothers with the opportunity to gain the skills needed to life healthy and substance free lives is a success.  

Second Chance gives those seeking transformation in their lives the chance to restructure their habits and thinking. We provide a safe and secure environment, free from drugs, alcohol, as well as other addictive lifestyle triggers.

Unlike other housing for those seeking recovery, we give our clients much needed structure, and this is the difference between simple housing and a transitional program.  We utilize

  • Regular mandatory drug testing

  • Mandatory attendance at 12 Step meetings (90 in 90)

  • Mandatory selection of a sponsor with their involvement in the clients recovery

  • Residential contracts for behavior including curfew

  • Mentorship program

  • Counseling and groups on-site

  • Career and occupational counseling

  • Attendance in a Spiritual Meeting once a week

Through these programs, our clients have the opportunity to honestly look at their character defects and change them to qualities they can be proud of.  SC then supports clients where they live so that long term sobriety is achievable.

Budget $20,000
Category Housing, General/Other Transitional Housing
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Homeless Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short Term Success Goals may include returning to work, repairing damaged relationships or maintaining a more positive attitude, each of which are factors that will encourage a healthier lifestyle free of substance abuse.
Long Term Success To sustain long term sobriety. Helping other people in recovery is one of the most effective ways to stay motivated. In Alcoholics Anonymous, they say that you have to give it away to keep it, and this is what helping others is about. It reminds people in recovery about where they have come from, and what they would be going back to if they ever relapsed. By helping other people stay sober, the individual is strengthening their own recovery. * Staying involved in the addiction recovery community can also keep people motivated. * Some people who use a recovery program such as the 12 Steps find that this helps keeps them motivated. The work of the steps is never finished, and having a program that has already worked for many people may mean that the individual is less likely to lose their way. * Finding a spiritual path in recovery can help the individual maintain their motivation to stay sober.
Program Success Monitoring At Second Chance we believe recovery is more than just abstaining from an addiction, it is also about leading a healthy, productive life. It is our goal to assist you in building and maintaining strongrelationships, improving communication skillsand setting healthy boundaries. Recovery means becoming the person you’ve always wanted to be, and it is this developmental process that continues well beyond initial treatment. Second Chance has 38 % success rate. The nation success rate is only 10%
Program Success Examples

SC helped save my life. I soon found myself homeless, jobless, carless and most of all hopeless. After detoxing, I went to live at the SC and had a bed, food and a new hope on life. Addiction is a Tri-fold disease; Physical, mental, spiritual. I soon found out that what I lacked most was my spiritual recovery. Because SC is Spiritual based, I soon found the key that I needed to pave my road to recovery.  I am proud to say that because of the opportunity that I received at SC and through hard work, I am living proof that people can recover from active addiction. I have a fantastic job, a new car, have my own apartment and a wonderful relationship with my children. But most of all, I am sober, with such gratitude for the peace and serenity that comes with living a new way of life. I cannot express the impact that SC would make to other who are faced with this disease. I will forever be grateful to SC.  Jocelyn  Knight  

Program Comments by Organization There are currently no mother and children homes in Charlotte, Sarasota, Desoto, or Lee counties. Recovering from addiction is a stressful process. Separating a mother from her child only adds to the stress. A caring home environment that keeps the mother and child together allows for an easier transition for some addicts.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Tom V Guy
CEO Term Start Dec 2015
CEO/Executive Director Email

Tom Guy is Second Chance Recovery since the beginning.  Tom Guy comes to Sarasota after completing his Handy certification his has over 25 years’ experience with rehabbing houses...  He also helped a lot of people out when  Hurricane Charley hit (long hours) Tom Guy is from Massachusetts.

Former CEOs/Executive Directors
David Coyne Jan 2012 - Nov
John Williams Jan 2014 - Dec
Senior Staff
Dari O'Keefe Program Director
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 2
Volunteers 20
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
We work in concert with Charlotte Behavioral Health Care, Jesus Loves You Ministry and the Homeless Coalition of Charlotte County on a regular basis to provide assistance and services. These organizations, in turn, provide assistance and services for our clients, as well.
Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce2015
Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce2016
External Assessments and Accreditations
Community Housing Development Organization - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development2013
Community Housing Development Organization - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development2013
Awards & Recognition
Reinvestment Grant with Charlotte CountyCharlotte County Gov2013
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 5
Strategic Plan Adopted Sept 2016
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Management Comments by Organization

“There are millions of individuals in the United States alone struggling with drug and alcohol addiction and it is our mission to provide them with a strong foundation upon which to build a brand new life, and become productive members of society once more.”

Planning & Policies Comments by Organization

Second Chance Recovery is one of the organization operating in Charlotte and Sarasota Counties providing a structured recovery transition Christ base program for those addicts who have nowhere else to go where they can move in with no money up front. Due to the growing need for, and success of, Second Chance’s services, we are in need to rent (cheap) or have a house donate a house.

Multi-Media Comments by Organization Follow us on Facebook ( second Chance Recovery and check out our website
Other Documents
Other Document 2
Risk Management
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr John Wilson Lamborn III
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term May 2015 to May 2017
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Ms. Ann Constantine Sea Breeze Electric
Mr. Thomas Guy Executive Director
Mr. Chris Kelly Postnet
Mr. John Wilson Lamborn IIICommunity Volunteer
Ms. Carolyn Millard Charlotte County Public Schools
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 3
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 96
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Governance Comments by Organization

Second Chance Recovery framework is based on five key elements: Strategy; Autonomy; Operational Management; Business and Expertise. Each of the elements has about half a dozen contributing key factors. These factors are elaborated and practical suggestions on how to strengthen organization, management and governance are provided. It is envisioned that Second Chance Recovery will periodically will identify their strengths and weaknesses and set priorities for improvement in subsequent years. Second Chance Recovery plan to support our residents with implementation an improvement plans through individual and collective training and by providing tools where necessary. Second Chance Recovery is supported by a set of Case Studies which highlight specific organization, management and governance arrangements and achievements. SCR has a unique mandate to combine the delivery of services that serve the specific interests of clients with activities that benefit the business sector and society at large. The latter public interest activities can include advocacy, information dissemination, networking and policy advice at the local level. The underlying framework of key elements and key factors is equally applicable to service providers with dual public interest and private benefit service mandates in other areas, for example, energy efficiency, productivity and quality management.

Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month Jan
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year End Month Dec
Fiscal Year End Day 31
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $30,000.00
Projected Expenses $20,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations Yes
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Value $0.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Policy % 0
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign Yes
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
Campaign Purpose To provide housing alternatives to those citizens whose addictive lifestyle has left them homeless.
Campaign Goal $47,150.00
Campaign Dates Jan 2015 to Dec 2016
Amount Raised To Date 12500 as of Sept 7500
IRS Form 990s
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$55,392$48,960$59,881
Administration Expense$5,057$101$2,475
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.861.101.05
Program Expense/Total Expenses92%100%96%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$4,131$0$0
Current Assets$4,131$0$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$1,370$0$0
Total Net Assets$2,761$0$0
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $37,314Contributions, gifts, grants $46,098Contributions, gifts, grants $44,997
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $14,960Program Service Revenue $7,806Program Service Revenue $20,702
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $00 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $0 - $50,000
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.02----
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%----
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization We previously were recipients of the Charlotte County Reinvestment Grant for three years. During this time our resident recidivism rate dropped to 1%. We are seeking a similar level of commitment to help us help our clients to be better citizens and less a burden on society.
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from unaudited P&L compilations as the organization files a 990-N. No balance sheet information has been provided.
Nonprofit Second Chance Recovery Inc
Address PO 380594
MURDOCK, FL 34286 0594
Phone 941 441-7114