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The use and abuse of drugs and alcohol in South Africa is rising at an alarming rate. Of particular concern is the rapid increase in substance abuse among children and adolescents. Quite apart from the physical, emotional and psychological impact on the individual and family, it also plays a significant role in driving social problems such as violent crime, HIV/AIDS, rape and child neglect.
Second Chance Trust is committed to ending substance abuse and the associated social problems. Established in 2012, the Trust has developed impactful and relevant programs that not only speak to substance abuse but also empower people who are victims of the resultant social problems.
The Trust works with young people from all social backgrounds but has a primary interest in low income communities where children are particularly vulnerable due to early and ongoing exposure to extreme poverty, violence and crime.
The Trust has a solid reputation of working with schools and partnering organisation that focus on children, youth and adults whose lives have been affected – directly or indirectly – through substance abuse. Partner organisations include – among others - Olympian Social Development, Embrace Dignity, Group of Good Hope, City Mission and Lindelani Child and Youth Care Centre. Since 2012, over 250,000 children, youth and adults have benefited through SCT programs.
Second Chance Trust is a registered public benefit organisation with Section 18A Tax Exemption Status and Level 1 B-BEE accreditation. All financial contributions are tax deductible and allow donors to add points to their BEE scorecard.