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About Us


Second Chances Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit program founded in 2009 for the purpose creating sober living / transitional housing centers for people who are new in recovery. For individuals that complete alcohol and drug treatment programs,  safe, affordable and most importantly alcohol/ drug-free housing is scarce.
Second Chances currently operates two centers allowing 38 women and men a place to live while embarking on a new start in life. Each facility has a manager that is there to provide assistance and guidance. Basic rules are in place to create a safe environment and to encourage and allow the freedom to work, cook meals,  own a car and attend to other essential needs.

Individuals that benefit from this type of housing usually have just completed a residential treatment program, are  just starting a new job, may need public transportation, but first and foremost need a safe drug -free place to live. Housing is one of the most important aspects to someone new in recovery. Second Chances provides an environment where people who are living in the same facility share the same common goal -  to turn their life around. This community support lowers the risk of relapse and is another important aspect of our program. Too often, those recovering from addiction successfully complete a treatment program only to  return to the same home and / or environment that contributed to their alcohol or drug abuse.  Living in a Second Chances center provides individuals the opportunity to learn to  live outside the structure of a rehabilitation program and still maintain their alcohol or drug free lifestyle. Services are provided to individuals without regard to economic situation, race, sexual orientation, social or religious affiliation. 

Our Facilities


Women’s Center / 304 Orleans Street

Our women’s facility at 304 Orleans, Memphis, TN  serves 24 women in an 8 unit complex of furnished apartments.  In each of the apartments women share 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, living room and a fully- equipped kitchen. This gated apartment complex also has a laundry facility. Each apartment has a balcony where the women can enjoy being outside in a private and secure environment. This facility is on the MATA bus line.

Men’s Center / 1253 Peabody Avenue

The men’s facility at 1253 Peabody, Memphis, TN serves 14 men. Rooms vary from single to double occupancy. Residents are provided a furnished room, common areas to meet with visitors, dining facilities, laundry facilities and a full kitchen. This facility is on the MATA bus line.


Help Someone Restart Their Life


Friend                        $1.00 to $50.00

Member                     $50.01 to $100.00

Manager                    $100.01 to $250.00

Partner                   $250.01 to $500.00

Founder                     $500.01 and up


Please make checks payable to Second Chances Foundation, Inc. 
You may drop off your donations or mail them to Second Chances Foundation, Inc., c/o Andy Branham, 3251 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN  38111-3612.

*Tax Deductions- Please note that Second Chances Foundation, Inc. is an entity classified under § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and donations to it are generally tax-deductible.  Please consult your tax professional for more information concerning your particular tax consequences and deductibility. 



Board of Directors and Staff


Andy Branham, Chairman

Mac Edwards                                    Jimmy Skefos
Ami Kelley                                          Dan Winnett
Bill Purcell                                          Stephan Watts


Executive Director
Walter Williams

Pam Branham