Second Chance of Northwest Florida, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded
in 1989 by the lat Dr. Clell Warriner. Through his practice, Dr. Warriner recognized
the need to create a safe haven where brain injury survivors could socialize and
relearn skills lost as a result of injuries. Services are available to residents
of Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, and Washington counties in the Florida panhandle.
Since inception, hundreds of brain injury survivors have benefited from participation
in cognitive training, educational programs (including social and life skills development,
support groups, computer training, the arts, volunteerism, outings, recreational,
and referral services. These specialized services expand the continuum of care following
medical rehabilitation and encourages community integration.
Members of Second Chance are blessed to be alive after narrowly surviving traumatic
brain injuries (resulting from a severe blow to the head) or acquired brain injuries
(stroke, aneurysm, disease, illness, etc). Now that they have survived against great
odds, their greatest challenge is learning how to live life again with permanent
Retraining and relearning requires time, consistency, expertise, and a structured,
secure environment. Social Security Disability or Social Security Income (SSI) is
the only source of income for many brain injury survivors.
Social and economic struggles are overwhelming to survivors and their families. Community
integration and reestablishment issues seem insurmountable. Second Chance of Northwest
Florida exists to help restore function, hope, dignity, and quality of life. If you
or someone you know in Northwest Florida has survived a traumatic or acquired brain
injury, please contact us for more information.
Second Chance is in need of the following items. Please consider making a tax deductible
Paper Goods, Office Supplies, Laptop Computer, Arts and Crafts Items, Items for “Community
Store” (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc), Food and Kitchen Supplies, Puzzle Books
(word search/crossword), Board Games, Books/Audio Books, DVDs/CDs,
Second Chance is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization registered with the State
of Florida, Solicitation of Contributions Act. Our registration number is #SC09281
and 100% of contributions are tax deductible and used for and by Second Chance.