New Outlook Second Chance Inc

New Outlook..Second, Inc. (Hereafter referred to as NOSC, Inc.) is a Community Based Outreach Organization serving the needs of People living with HIV/AIDS.  The Office is located in Historical “Snow Building” located in the heart of the downtown area of Durham, North Carolina.
 
NOSC, Inc. was a vision given to Bethena M. Jackson, CEO in 2002.  Ms. Jackson holds a Masters Degree in Theological Studies, a Certification in Substance Abuse Counseling and is CEO of the Organization. The vision was born out of a seed of compassion to serve the needs of those living with HIV/AIDS.  Ms. Jackson’s Mission was clear.  To ensure a holistic approach of care by improving the lives of individuals and families who are at risk, misinformed and underprivileged.  The goal was to promote awareness and provide alternatives that will have an effect on the local and global levels while enhancing the agencies continuum of care for all.  In 2006 Pearl L. Griffin, COO accepted the invitation to join forces with Bethena Jackson.  Having been affected by the AIDS pandemic, Ms. Griffin heard the cry a hurting population.  Ms. Griffin holds a Bachelors Degree in Theological Studies.  She is also a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and serves as Chief Officer of Operations for the Organization. Together Bethena Jackson and Pearl Griffin have veen given a "second chance" and share the philosophy that if hope is instilled in those broken in body, mind and spirit the community will therefore be restored.
The Organization is certified to provide (HIV Case Management, Substance Abuse Counseling and Outpatient Therapy)  a Medicaid funded client focused strategy for coordinating care.  The daily activities consist of assisting recipients in coordinating access to needed medical, social, and educational services as well as other appropriate services.  NOSC aims to enhance clients’ health status and level of functioning by enrolling and maintaining them in medical care; improve eligible clients’ access to a wide range of appropriate services; and promote continuity of care by coordinating service delivery. New Outlook has earned a Three Year CARF Accreditation having been recognized for providing quality rehabilitation services.  The organization is committed to ongoing improvement of efficiency and effectiveness.
 
NOSC operates with four (4) employees to conduct the intake and assessment; link and coordinate the service to the homeless, substance users, mentally disabled, and diagnosed with other physical impairments accompanied with HIV/AIDS.  NOSC is the parent company to a subsidiary Non Profit Organization by the name of New Opportunities..Second Chance, Inc. (hereafter known as New Opportunities…) New Opportunities is grant funded and is a member participant with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.  The Food Bank feeds the homeless, individuals and families who do not have an income, or those who receive a fixed income and can not afford to purchase the nutritional items required for sustenance.
Unfortunately we witness a rising number of individuals and families that have suffered the malady of their diagnosis lack sufficient funds for medication, co payments, housing, transportation, food, clothing, and utility assistance.  Due to the increasing volume NOSC saw the essential need to acquire other programs that would benefit those in need of direct care services.  Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment is now available to those who live with co occurring disorders that have interfered with the quality of life. New Outlook Second Chance has evolved to providing an array of much needed services that is a complement to the Case Management protocol.
NOSC has future plans to provide Hospice for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those who transition to the end stages of the disease as well as a Residen

tial Substance Abuse facility to provide a platform for ongoing recovery maintenance. The Holistic approach encompasses the needs of those affected as well as those infected by the AIDS virus, and co occurring disorders.

The persons served state that staff members are “prompt” and “treat us more like family than clients.” Persons served also state they feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect at all times. 
When you walk through the doors of New Outlook..Second Chance, Inc. you are welcomed by our team. We extend our full support and treatment platform that embraces new opportunities and second chances.