You’re making a difference by donating to the Second Chance Fund.
The needs of the youth Diakon serves do not end when they graduate from a Diakon program. In fact, this transition often becomes one of great struggles and obstacles to overcome.
Given their new awareness of how to become successful, contributing members of the community and an eagerness to put newly developed skills into practice, they nevertheless face the same challenges and, often, the negative influences that lead them astray in the first place.
The Second Chance Fund represents a way to keep these young people on the path to success. Although our youth now have an intense desire for success, they often lack the financial means to reach their goal. For that reason, we developed the Second Chance Fund—which allows donors to “partner” with young people through a fund-matching program that helps them overcome obstacles that would otherwise delay their positive growth.
Needs often beyond the reach of successful graduates fall within two categories: Meeting court-related financial obligations such as court costs, restitution and related fees ... and ... becoming contributing community leaders, a focus that relates to successful employment and related independent and family living skills and needs.
Diakon is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3)of the Internal Revenue Code. Therefore, all gifts you make to Diakon designated for The Second Chance Fund are tax deductible. Thank you for your generous gift!