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Detroit Second Chance, inc.

better days aftercare


The question of where parolees will live is an immediate and critical one. Housing parolees have important consequences for society at large. We are their bridge to the outside world. We offer housing along with other services to help ex-offenders successfully transition from prison to a productive life in the community.


We offer onsite services to meet the needs of our residents:


  1. Meals are served 3 times a day, 7 days per week, plus snacks.

  2. Residents are provided with toiletries on the 15th and 30th of each month.

  3. Group meetings with residents take place 5 days a week to discuss resident plans and/or concerns.

  4. Assistance with applying for Medicaid and other services.

  5. Provide transportation for new residents, on a limited basis, until they become accustomed to the mass transit system.

  6. Residents receive monthly bus tickets.


Mentally challenged residents work with community mental health organizations that provide the following services:


  • Mental Health Individual Counseling

  • Group Therapy

  • AA/NA meetings

  • Rehabilitation services


D2C/BDA works with local churches and community organizations to provide residents with clothing, coats, shoes, as well as training and employment opportunities.

Safety &

We have many precautions set in place to ensure community and resident safety which include, but are not limited to, the following:


  1. Upon arrival, residents go through orientation.

  2. New residents review and acknowledge our house rules.  

  3. 24 hour staff monitoring.

  4. Curfew is 10:00 PM - 6:00 AM for returning citizens.

  5. Our property is equipped with 24/7 staffing, surveillance cameras, and door sensors.

Preparation for Living Independently
  1. We provide resources and support to residents while they search for employment.

  2. We assist in applying for Social Security benefits if the resident is entitled.

  3. D2C & BDA staff maintains continuous contact with, counselors, care coordinators and parole officers to ensure that residents are getting the assistance they need.

  4. Residents are responsible for cleaning their rooms and maintaining upkeep of the property.

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