An Organization That Helps Individuals Get Back on Track
“Changing the community and creating a better future, one life at a time.”
– Tom Adams
The Program’s History
In 1999, Chance For Life (CFL) implemented the first “Transformation Project” at the Mound Correctional Facility. Twenty-five (25) inmates who were leaders of diverse religions and other prison-based organizations, were selected to participate in CFL’s long-term training program consisting of Mediation and Communication. As a result of the participants learning how to resolve their disputes using mediation skills and how to pass these skills on to the other inmates (Train-the-Trainer), the Mound Facility saw a 40% decrease in violent incidents among inmates within a year of implementation.
CFL’s outside program follows the same ideology as our inside program: “…be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind…” We believe in empowering people to do for themselves through education and opportunity.
Supporting Returning Citizens
We will provide you with training and programs that will help you be successful after leaving prison.
CFL specializes in job training, job placement & retention and substance use disorders. In order to qualify for job placement with a CFL employer, you MUST participate in our 20-hour transformation program curriculum, (two days a week @ 5-hours a day over a two-week period).
Other services include: Assistance with legal services, healthcare, inpatient and outpatient SUD treatment services, food and clothing. These services are also available to family members of returning citizens, low income or citizens with disabilities. You must be registered with CFL to receive services. Please contact (313) 784-9209 for details.
At CFL, our vision is to transform minds, change hearts, and create safe communities by giving returning citizens and people with disabilities an opportunity to develop themselves in a positive manner in spite of adverse conditions.