Chattanooga Endeavors

Creating second chances for Chattanoogans since 1988

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Putting Integrative Justice in Action

Our Programs

Stephen's Table

By simply keeping in touch with people in prison -- many of whom never hear from their family or friends -- community volunteers preserve social bonds and the chance for a successful transition back to society.


People come home from prison one at a time. Pathways enables us to help them one at a time -- which makes us fully responsive to the needs of each and everyone who partners with us on their personal journeys of success.

Community Building

Using the Peckian group development model, seasoned facilitators create the space for participants to transcend their differences, enter into difficult dialogue, and build productive relationships.

Building a Sense of Place In Chattanooga for All

Good for Everyone

At the core of our values lies the belief that second chances are essential to success. Not only for those who have served time in prison, but for everyone regardless of their circumstances! Because we all make mistakes, we all need second chances. They are a source of hope when we are down on our luck. They keep us from getting trapped behind our inevitable failures. And they make it possible for us to continue to strive for our fullest potential. For those who are confronted with severely limiting circumstances such as incarceration because of their mistakes, second chances are quite literally the only way forward.

From a community perspective, second chances improve sense of place by fostering goodwill and nurturing a more broadly shared experience of belonging among its citizens. Please join us to celebrate Second Chances in Chattanooga by participating in 2xChances.

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Meet The People Who Get The Job Done

Our Team

Ardena Garth Hicks


Tim Dempsey

Founding Director

David Chalker

Executive Director

Floyd Davis

Envoy Services

Jenn Fahey
Staff Support

Ask Us Anything, Anytime.

We're happy to answer your questions about our work or talk with you about anything related to second chances. Just fill out the form below or go to our contact page for more ways to get in touch with us.