Second Chance Life San Francisco is working to support the formerly incarcerated. We provide temporary housing, community support and basic necessities (clothing, toiletries).
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals of obtaining a transitional home and improve our service to our community.
Second Chance Life San Francisco was founded by a Pastor. Pastor Tom Pham has been living in Marin County for over twenty years. San Quentin State Prison sits atop a hill near his home in San Rafael. The image of the prison continually tugs at his heart each time he passes by on his way to the Church that he pastors, located across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
“On my morning jogs, I would see the prison and often wondered about the people there. Were they husbands? Fathers? Brothers? Why did they make the decision that landed them in prison? Are there innocent people there?”
These questions remained in his heart for many years. After what seemed like a long awaited opportunity, in 2013 the doors to San Quentin was opened and Pastor Tom walked through the gates as a volunteer. He began a Thursday morning bible study group in the prison chapel.
Today, the bible study at San Quentin has grown to more than 30 members. In 2016, one of the prisoners paroled from San Quentin and is a member of Pastor Tom’s church in San Francisco’s Sunset District. The church and Second Chance Life San Francisco has supported the ex-prisoners. To this date, Second Chance Life San Francisco has served over sixteen formerly incarcerated members of Pastor Tom’s church and are expanding our service.
Second Chance Life San Francisco assists those who were incarcerated physically, mentally, and spiritually through community activities such as volunteering and assistance with basic needs upon release. Our mission is to assist and develop the formerly incarcerated into becoming servants to their community. We believe that Faith, Love and Integrity are the driving force of this organization.
Congratulations to Ly Lam who is a member of the Thursday Bible Study group in SAn Quentin. He is currently awaiting release from Immigration Custody Enforcement. Sonny and Tith have been fond suitable for parole and are awaiting the governor's review.
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