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"If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down."~ Mary Pickford



HELLO TO EVERYONE WHO HAS TAKEN TIME OUT TO VISIT THE 2ND CHANCES 4 FELONS BLOG. THIS BLOG FEATURES A COLLECTION OF THOUGHTS, ENCOURAGEMENT, AND INFORMATION WHICH HAS BEEN WRITTEN & POSTED BY MAE HUGHES, THE FOUNDER OF 2ND CHANCES 4 FELONS. MRS. HUGHES IS A FELON WHO FACED COUNTLESS STRUGGLES & OBSTACLES WHILE TRYING TO REBUILD HER LIFE AFTER BEING CONVICTED OF A FELONY. HER OWN STRUGGLES LEAD HER TO WANT TO OFFER ASSISTANCE TO THOSE WHO FACED THE SAME ISSUES. SHE HAS SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS ON CREATING HER COMPANY, 2ND CHANCES 4 FELONS (2C4F). 2ND CHANCES 4 FELONS OFFERS FREE USEFUL INFORMATION FOR FELONS THROUGHOUT THE USA. 2C4F WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2010, SINCE THAT TIME MRS. HUGHES HAS CONTINUED TO WORK HARD IN ORDER TO OFFER HELP WHERE HELP IS GREATLY NEEDED, IN THE LIVES OF FELONS. 2C4F BEGAN AS AN IDEA, AND HAS BLOSSOMED INTO A FULL BLOWN COMPANY THAT HAS HELPED NUMEROUS PEOPLE ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES. 2C4F OFFERS A FREE WEBSITE THAT FEATURES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO JOB LEADS, JOB FAIR DATES & MUCH MORE. THE WEBSITE CURRENTLY HAS OVER 669,000 + VIEWS , AND FEATURES INFORMATION FOR ALL 50 STATES. 2C4F IS FEATURED ON FACEBOOK, AND CURRENTLY HAS OVER 8,900 VIEWS. 2C4F IS DEDICATED TO HELPING FELONS WITH OVERCOMING OBSTACLES THAT THEY FACE DUE TO THEIR CONVICTIONS. IF YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONE HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF A FELONY OR FELONIES, AND ARE IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE WITH LOCATING 2ND CHANCES IN YOUR AREA PLEASE CONTACT US TODAY !! SEND AN EMAIL TO FELONSNEED2WORK2@LIVE.COM OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE (www.2ndchances4felons.com) FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Happy New Year, 2015 is Here !!



It is a BLESSING to be able to live to see another year !! This is my fifth year being the CEO & Founder of my own company, 2nd Chances 4 Felons. During these last four years, while building this company I have been blessed in so MANY ways. I began this company in hopes of helping other felons in my city, Dallas, Texas however, today I assist felons from all over the USA, and from all walks of life. I began assisting felons because of the struggles and hardships I went through when looking for employment and resources after being convicted of a felony.   I went to countless interviews, and heard NO after NO, after NO  and I came up with nothing  when I looked for  resources that would help me with getting back into the work force so that I could provide for my children. I was BEYOND frustrated with only being able to locate opportunities that were NOT available to me because I was a felon. I searched high and low and could not find FREE help anywhere. So I decided to do something to not only help myself but others as well, I created 2C4F. I did not have ANY skills, nor ANY money when I began 2C4F,  but what I had was a plan and a made up mind and I got to work on building a USEFUL resource for myself and others. I enrolled in college, when I began 2C4F so that I could gain the skills needed to build a successful small business. When I enrolled in college, I thought that my felony convictions would disqualify me from receiving financial aid but to my surprise it didn't and I was able to attend school with no out of pocket costs. I obtained a degree in Business in November of 2012, and since then I have used the knowledge I gained in school, and my street smarts to take 2C4F from an idea that I had that didn't generate an income into a company that now makes money and aids felons from ALL over the USA. I am a living witness that God can take you from the lowest place in your life,  to the highest place in your life, and help you achieve things that you thought may not have been possible. It will take hard work, A LOT of hard work, prayers, faith, and you may shed some tears a long the way but in the end it will be soooooooo worth it !! All it takes is a made up mind, and the desire to want to change your situations and circumstances. Life is what you make of it, if life gives you lemons do your best to make lemonade as the quote says. I'm not where I want to be in life or with 2C4F but I thank God daily that I am not where I used to be. I am dedicated to making 2C4F the best that it can be this year, and in the years to come. During this year, I have plans to accomplish more goals and help MORE people than ever !!  Please stay connected with 2C4F (links provided below) to find out details about upcoming announcements concerning 2nd Chances 4 Felons (2C4F). Have a beautifully blessed year to each and every person who supports the 2nd Chances 4 Felons movement !! Links to stay connected with 2C4F provided below.


                                     Sincerely, Mae F.Hughes (CEO & Founder of 2C4F)





2ND CHANCES 4 FELONS (2C4F)

SPECIALIZING IN ASSISTING FELONS WITH OVERCOMING DAILY OBSTACLES THAT THEY FACE DUE TO THEIR CONVICTIONS.

Offering FREE assistance to felons in all 50 states.

TWITTER @FELONSNEEDHELP2



INSTAGRAM @2ndchances4felons2c4f 




Announcing the January 2015 Fundraiser for 2C4F

 
 
















During the month of January, 2nd Chances 4 Felons (2C4F) will be running a promotional special for our #ISUPPORT2C4F T-shirts & wristbands. If you buy a t-shirt & wristband package deal it will only be $12 !! We offer FREE shipping to ANYWHERE in the USA. By purchasing #ISUPPORT2C4F items, you are aiding in helping 2C4F with bringing awareness to ex-offenders about opportunities that are being offered to them despite their criminal history. 2C4F has been dedicated to helping felons since 2010, during this time 2C4F has offered FREE assistance to felons from all over the USA. 2C4F was created by a felon, myself, Mae Hughes for other felons with hopes of easing the struggles that they face because of the hardships I faced when trying to get my life back on track after being convicted of a felony offense. I have put countless hours, blood, sweat and tears into creating 2nd Chances 4 Felons (2C4F).  Currently, the 2C4F website has over 690,000 views, and the 2C4F Facebook has over  8,950   likes. On my own, I have accomplished things that I never thought I could with 2C4F, and I am beyond proud of all of these accomplishments. I began 2C4F at a time when I was at one of the lowest points of my life, so seeing how far I have come with it is AMAZING. I thank God daily for allowing me to not only build this company but to rebuild my own life, and aid in helping others rebuild theirs. I have to this date,  fully funded 2C4F out of my own pocket.  However, there is so much more I want to do with 2C4F, therefore I am in need of help from those who are willing to support me as I do EVERYTHING in my power to accomplish more, and even BIGGER things with 2C4F. In the upcoming months, I have plans to expand the services being offered by 2C4F to those with felony backgrounds who are looking for 2nd chance opportunities. Some of these expansions include but are not limited to offering resume services, job interview help ( tips & interview clothing assistance), and getting an office space for the 2C4F headquarters. I have plans to raise the necessary funds that I will need to aid in these and other expansions. Some of my fund raising plans include the selling of #ISUPPORT2C4F, raffle drawings, and selling ad space on the 2C4F website to companies and businesses. Rather than asking for donations to support my cause I have implemented plans to raise, and make the funds. I know that times are hard, and people may not have money to donate to 2C4F, so implementing plans to raise the funds is my best option. Every month, I will announce a new venture to raise the funds needed to aid 2C4F in becoming a better company, and resource to those who utilize our services  participation and support from my fellow felons, and anyone willing to help would mean a lot to me. For those who help 2C4F, you will not only be supporting a very worthy cause, you will also be helping to offer 2nd chances to felons across the world who are deserving of a second chance, and who are willing to PROVE it through our CURRENT actions.  Mary Pickford said  "If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down." Instead of re-offending after not being able to find a job, I decided to create a way to help myself and others because it is my belief that if felons were made aware of opportunities that are available to them there are MANY of us who would not re-offend. I, myself, am one of those, and I interact with thousands with 2C4F so I KNOW we do exist !! Are you willing to join me on my mission to bring awareness to felons who deserve a 2nd chance about 2nd chance opportunities  that are available to them? Your help would be greatly appreciated !! 


If you would like to help me with accomplishing the goals I have set for 2C4F please feel free to do so below or email me at FELONSNEED2WORK2@LIVE.COM




 AFTER PURCHASING #ISUPPORT2C4F MERCHANDISE, OR DONATING  TO 2C4F PLEASE TWEET (@FELONSNEEDHELP2)  FACEBOOK, OR INSTAGRAM (@2NDCHANCES4FELONS2C4F)  A PHOTO OF HOW YOU HELPED 2C4F WITH THE HASH TAG #ISUPPORT2C4F.

ALL SUBMITTED PHOTOS WILL BE ADDED TO THE WEBSITE.


T-SHIRT & WRISTBAND  DEAL CAN BE PURCHASED BELOW SECURELY THROUGH PAYPAL. ( NO ACCOUNT REQUIRED TO MAKE PURCHASES)



  






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TO DONATE TO 2C4F PLEASE VISIT THE INDEX PAGE OF THE WEBSITE LINK PROVIDED BELOW (Donation button is located at the bottom of the page)

                                                   www.2ndchances4felons.com 




 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE 2ND CHANCES 4 FELONS WEBSITE???



 PLEASE TAKE TIME TO READ THIS LETTER FROM THE FOUNDER OF 2C4F, MAE HUGHES   



HELLO, TO EVERYONE WHO HAS TAKEN TIME OUT TO VISIT THE 2ND CHANCES 4 FELONS BLOG. FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT 2ND CHANCES 4 FELONS (2C4F) PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE.  www.2ndchances4felons.com. IN ORDER TO GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING ON HOW TO USE THE WEBSITE PLEASE TAKE TIME OUT TO READ THIS ENTIRE POST.
                                            
  
THE 2C4F WEBSITE FEATURES USEFUL INFORMATION FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN CONVICTED OF A FELONY , OR FELONIES, WHO ARE SEEKING OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO THEM DESPITE BEING CONVICTED OF A FELONY.  THE INFORMATION INCLUDED ON THE WEBSITE INCLUDES, BUT IT NOT LIMITED TO JOB LEADS, JOB FAIR DATES, CONTACT INFORMATION FOR AGENCIES WHO OFFER ASSISTANCE TO THOSE WITH CRIMINAL BACKGROUNDS AND SO MUCH MORE.

HERE ARE A FEW TIPS ON LOCATING INFORMATION FEATURED ON THE WEBSITE.


ON THE LAST PAGE OF THE WEBSITE (FORUM & DISCUSSIONS) THERE IS A SECTION OF TABS UNDER THE CHAT ROOM, UNDER THE WORD CATEGORIES,  WHICH CAN BE FOUND BELOW THE CHAT ROOM, JOB LEADS CAN BE FOUND IN THE HIRING SECTION OF THE TABS.

**(On each  job lead there will be either the contact information such as a phone number, physical, email or website address, or there will be a link to where you can apply for the position. COPY & PASTE THE LINKS) **

    ****All job leads are dated so please pay attention to the dates that are on each of the posts.****

IN ORDER TO LOCATE JOB LEADS IN YOUR SPECIFIC AREA, PLEASE USE THE KEY TAGS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FORUMS & DISCUSSIONS PAGE. FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU LIVE IN DALLAS, YOU MAY USE DALLAS OR DFW AREA, AS WELL AS, ANY OTHER AREAS THAT ARE IN THE DALLAS AREA. THERE ARE ALSO KEY TAGS FOR THE NUMBER OF YEARS IT HAS BEEN SINCE YOUR CONVICTION DATE. FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOUR CONVICTION IS 7 YEARS OLD, YOU MAY USE THE KEY TAG 7YEARS TO SEARCH THROUGH LEADS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE CONVICTIONS THAT ARE 7 YEARS OLD. KEY TAGS ARE INCLUDED FOR DIFFERENT CAREER FIELDS AS WELL, SUCH AS CLERICAL, CUSTOMER SERVICE, GENERAL LABOR AND MANUFACTURING. THESE KEY TAGS HAVE BEEN PROVIDED IN ORDER TO MAKE YOUR SEARCHING EXPERIENCE EASIER, SO PLEASE UTILIZE THEM TO AID IN SEARCHING THE WEBSITE.


JOB FAIR INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND IN THE SAME AREA AS THE HIRING SECTION, IN THE SECTION TITLED JOB FAIRS. JOB FAIR DATES ARE LISTED FOR VARIOUS AREAS FOR THE CURRENT MONTH OF THE YEAR.


 THE LINKS & RESOURCES PAGE ALSO HAS INFORMATION LISTED FOR VARIOUS CITIES & STATES. THERE ARE  LISTINGS BY STATE FOR RESOURCES IN ALL 50 STATES. SEE EXAMPLES BELOW:


ILLINOIS THERE IS  A LIST OF RESOURCES  FOR THE CHICAGO AREA. IN ORDER TO LOCATE THE LIST PLEASE GO TO THE LINKS & RESOURCES PAGE & CLICK CHICAGO RESOURCES.


 OHIO THERE IS A LIST OF RESOURCES & EMPLOYERS FOR YOUR STATE. IN ORDER TO FIND THE LIST  PLEASE GO TO THE LINKS & RESOURCES PAGE & CLICK OHIO RESOURCES.


MISSOURI THERE IS A LIST OF RESOURCES & EMPLOYERS FOR  THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS & OTHER CITIES IN YOUR STATE. IN ORDER TO FIND THE LISTS & INFORMATION, PLEASE GO TO THE LINKS & RESOURCES PAGE & CLICK MISSOURI .


THERE IS INFORMATION FOR MORE STATES, AND CITIES SO TAKE TIME TO EXPLORE THE INFORMATION FOR YOUR AREA, AFTER CLICKING THE LINK FOR YOUR STATE.


THE WEBSITE ALSO INCLUDES LISTS OF COMPANIES WHO HIRE FELONS FOR DALLAS-FORT WORTH & HOUSTON, TEXAS ( BOTH CAN BE LOCATED BY CLICKING TEXAS ON THE LINKS & RESOURCES PAGE) FOR THE DFW LIST YOU SHOULD CLICK THE TEXAS--DALLAS/ FT WORTH--JOBS (that hire Felons). FOR HOUSTON AFTER CLICKING TEXAS CLICK CITIES WITHIN TEXAS & THEN CLICK Houston Companies that hire felons AND YOU WILL BE TAKEN TO THE LIST.A NEW PAGE HAS RECENTLY BEEN ADDED TO THE WEBSITE, WHICH LISTS STAFFING AGENCIES THROUGHOUT THE USA THAT ACCEPT THOSE WITH FELONY AND MISDEMEANOR BACKGROUNDS. (Link to page provided below)

I WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO TAKE THE TIME TO EXPLORE THE ENTIRE WEBSITE IN ORDER TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF WHAT 2ND CHANCES 4 FELONS HAS TO OFFER. THE 2C4F WEBSITE IS A ((((FREE))) WEBSITE THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY HIDDEN CHARGES OR FEES FOR RECEIVING ASSISTANCE FROM THIS COMPANY. I CREATED THIS WEBSITE IN HOPES OF HELPING OTHER FELONS WHO STRUGGLE WITH FINDING REAL OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO THEM DESPITE BEING A FELON. I FACED COUNTLESS STRUGGLES WHEN LOOKING FOR WORK AND OPPORTUNITIES, MY HOPES IS TO EASE THE STRUGGLES OF OTHER FELONS BECAUSE I KNOW HOW DISCOURAGING IT CAN BE AT TIMES. SOMETIMES ALL WE NEED IS A HELPING HAND, WITH THIS WEBSITE AND 2ND CHANCES 4 FELONS, I AM HOPING TO OFFER THAT HELPING HANDS TO FELONS ALL OVER THE USA. 2ND CHANCES 4 FELONS  WAS ESTABLISHED IN 2010 BY A FELON (MYSELF) FOR FELONS !! I HAVE PUT BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS INTO CREATING THIS COMPANY & WEBSITE IN HOPES OF OFFERING HELP WHERE IT IS GREATLY NEEDED. BASED ON ALL OF THE POSITIVE FEEDBACK,  I KNOW THAT MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN BLESSED BY THE INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE THAT HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY 2ND CHANCES 4 FELONS. I HOPE THAT IT CONTINUES TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE WITH FINDING 2ND CHANCES 4 FELONS.


THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR VISITING THIS BLOG & FOR FUTURE VISITS TO THE WEBSITE, PLEASE BE SURE TO

LIKE US  ON FACEBOOK   TYPE  2ND CHANCES 4 FELONS IN THE SEARCH ENGINE

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER ( @FELONSNEEDHELP2 )




                                                                               

                                            BLESSINGS & PROSPERITY TO YOU ALL,

                               Mae Hughes, CEO & Founder of 2nd Chances 4 Felons (2C4F)                                                                                                               







AFTER REVIEWING THE WEBSITE, IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO LOCATE INFORMATION FOR YOUR CITY, OR STATE PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO FELONSNEED2WORK2@LIVE.COM, SO THAT YOUR AREA CAN BE ADDED INTO THE WEBSITE. WE WOULD LIKE TO INCLUDE EVERY AREA SO PLEASE SUBMIT YOURS TO BE ADDED.



*******HELPFUL LINKS FOR ITEMS ON THIS WEBSITE*******











(All of the above 3 pages & sections can be found underneath the Chat Room below the word Categories on the Forums & Discussions page)



DEFY THE ODDS OR LET THEM DEFEAT YOU.....YOU DECIDE

When your fate is being determined it is you who has the final say. It does not matter what people expect to happen with you nor what society thinks should happen to you. The choice to succeed comes from within. When the odds are stacked up against you, you have to choose to defy them. Most felons defeat themselves because they are looking at how hard it will be to get back up after being knocked down. I can relate, I have dealt with defeat myself on several occasions. The last time I was face to face with defeat, I got the best of it with DETERMINATION, HARD WORK & A MADE UP MIND !! I decided I would no longer allow my convictions and other's thoughts of it to stop me from being successful. As felons, we face terrible hardships and society can be blind to the  fact that we have needs. Despite all of this, we still can succeed. It may not be easy but there are several options still available to us. We are able to receive financial aid, get a college education and even get a good job. It is up to you to determine what happens after you are convicted. 

       
    DEFY THE ODDS OR LET THEM DEFEAT YOU...YOU DECIDE !!!!

2nd Chances 4 Felons (2C4F)



2nd Chances 4 Felons was created to show felons that there are several opportunities that are available to them even though they are felons. Often times not being able to locate resources or jobs is the cause of why most felons re-offend. I am a convicted felon who has had door after door closed in my face. Instead of re offending, or allowing my anger to get the best of me, I used it as motivation to make things better for us. I decided that something had to be done, that would help felons who are looking for ways to succeed despite their criminal history. I am fully aware that not all felons deserve a second chance but I am speaking of those that do. There are some who have learned from their mistakes and who are ready to get their lives on track. This company is designed and dedicated to helping those felons locate opportunities that will allow them to do that. 2C4F offers assistance to felons WORLDWIDE. There is NO CHARGE for assistance. If you are someone you know needs assistance PLEASE contact us immediately.

TWITTER @FELONSNEEDHELP2
FACEBOOK 2ND CHANCES 4 FELONS
WEBSITE http://www.2ndchances4felons.com
EMAIL FELONSNEED2WORK2@LIVE.COM


IT'S NOT OVER FOR YOU

 No matter how hard times may be,


 You can turn things around to where you are happy. 


 You have the power to be who or what you want to be.

  No matter how many times you have been convicted of a felony. 


 Life does not come with a rule book, mistakes will be made.


 You gotta get back up and not be afraid.


 Not everyone will support you some will be uncertain , but if you try hard and make sure that you are for certain.


 The possibilities are endless and success is yours for the taking.


 Tell yourself you can do it and give your willpower an awakening. There is a way to succeed despite your criminal history,


 Its quite simple nothing like a mystery. 


 You have to make a decision to work hard to prove you are worth another chance, 


 You have to try your hardest with persistence.


 And it takes time so it might not happen in an instant.


 Put your all into making your dreams come true,



 because no matter how bad it looks it does not have to be over for 

you. 

~~by Mae Hughes