VSC mission is to empower justice-involved individuals while they are incarcerated and newly released to create, maintain and strengthen family and community ties so they are better prepared for successful transition by improving outcomes through innovative services that improve behavioral health, promote recovery and rehabilitation, and create opportunities for successful transition back to the community and reunification to family
who we are
Founded in 1969 as The Visitors Services Center by a group of volunteers,Voices for a Second Chance, services address the intersection of mental illness, substance, poverty and health disparities and its impact on the generational effects of incarceration. In hopes of breaking the generational effects of incarceration VSC utilizes trauma specific interventions, and is committed to improving outcomes for currently incarcerated and returned justice involved individuals residing in correctional communities, shelter facilities or in relative situations, through innovative services that improve behavioral health, promote recovery and rehabilitation, and create opportunities for successful transition back to the community and reunification to family.
Today, we have redefined our commitment to helping people - regardless of their past choices, present struggles, or future obstacles - to build the capacity and courage to change their lives.
Today, we tailor our services to each individual unique needs, risks and strengths and believe the most effective programs are evidence-based, culturally appropriate, family-focused, and trauma -informed.
We remain committed to engaging our community by leveraging partnerships and resources to maximize our clients' opportunities for success.