Second Chance Employment Services (SCES)

Unverified non-profit organisation

Founded in September 2001 by Dr. Ludy Green, Second Chance Employment Services (SCES) is the only employment agency in the world providing placement services for victims of human trafficking and domestic violence, thereby leading these women to true economic and physical freedom.

Second Chance provides training and employment assistance to women of all nationalities and in numerous languages. Second Chance became a UN.GIFT partner in 2011 and contributed to the e-learning tool on human trafficking for the private sector.

SCES places financially at-risk women in meaningful employment positions. It focuses on vulnerable high risk women, who often are the sole support for their dependents and who have limited job skills or extraordinary barriers to seeking employment. SCES provides highly individualized training and counseling services, such as one-on-one training, bilingual and translation assistance, interview coaches to accompany applicants to interviews, and pre-placement and post-placement follow-up services for employers and employees. SCES also provides workshops that teach skills such as resume writing and also assists in the completion of government and private-sector employment forms.

In addition, SCES trains applicants to develop successful interview strategies, to engage in successful business communications, and to project an appropriate workplace image. SCES currently receives pro bono services, such as legal services, dentistry, salon makeovers,facility space, and light printing privileges.

Also, SCES has been successful in forming partnerships with businesses and organizations, such as America Online (AOL), which are primary sources for job placement opportunities. SCES promotes financial security for at-risk women free of charge.


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About this organisation

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues

Regions / countries / territories

Americas: United States

Global issues

Education and training; Job creation and enterprise development; Human rights; all (5)

Business sectors

Community and social services; Education and training