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Announcing Free Community Disaster Relief

February 11th, 2014 by

With hopes of helping our state and local communities heal, A Chance to Change Foundation (ACTC) in collaboration with the University of Central Oklahoma will be offering a free community disaster recovery group for those impacted by the 2013 storms.

Starting TODAY, we invite all of UCO’s staff, students, as well as, first responders, volunteers, and the general public who need to find the “calm after the storm” to join this Free group. The group will be held every Tuesday at the University of Central Oklahoma’s Wellness Center in room 127 from 6:00 – 7:30pmUCO Disaster Recovery Group

Taking the Mystery out of Addiction

April 23rd, 2013 by

Taking the Mystery out of Addiction Workshop <PDF Flyer

Thursday, May 2, 2013
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Hamilton Event Center
41 NW 144th Circle
Edmond, OK 73013
*Refreshments Provided*

To RSVP, please call 1.800.388.4601 or email
Admission is FREE. Do not miss this outstanding opportunity!

Drug and alcohol addiction is a disease that affects everyone. By raising awareness about the causes
and impact of the disease, as well as new tools and strategies to help overcome it, more and more
people are becoming empowered and winning the battle against addiction. What you learn on May
2nd could help you save a life!

Oklahoma Money Matters Newsletter

January 17th, 2013 by

Check out page 3 of Oklahoma Money Matters Newsletter to see what ACTC Executive Director Karen Cathey has to say about Problem Gambling Resources…..

A Celebration of Recovery

January 15th, 2013 by

Click Here for more information>>>>> A Celebration of Recovery

ACTC Groups

January 4th, 2013 by

Check out all the groups we are offering. Just click the PDF link below…..

A Chance to Change Group List

Be Our Champion!

December 3rd, 2012 by

Please think of us at this Holiday time and add your gift so that A Chance to Change can continue its heroic work! You are Champion in our cause.

Holiday Giving Letter

Life Coaching

August 31st, 2012 by

Do You Need a Change in your Life but don’t need counseling to get there?

A Chance to Change Life Coaches provide services to help individuals discover their goals for improvement, define specific goals and strategies for reaching these goals and then enabling the person, through regular meetings with a coach, to achieve these goals. Coaching can be provided for life concerns such as wellness, career, relationships or other issues.

For more information contact us at 405-840-9000.

Formal Intervention Services

August 27th, 2012 by

Formal Intervention Services from A Chance to Change.

For families nothing is more frightening than the thought of confronting a loved one. Experienced and compassionate counselors at A Chance to Change provide the support families need by acting as a mediator and go-between for families and the addicted person. Under a controlled and secure environment friends and families can come together to face the addicted person and tell the individual how the addiction has affected their lives.

For more information contact us at 405-840-9000.

Prevention Week

May 21st, 2012 by

National Prevention Week will take place May 20–26 2012. Prevention Week, a new annual health observance supported by Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is a time to celebrate the work that community organizations and individuals do year-round.

“Addiction is our number one health problem. Prevention is key to reducing the deaths, accidents, and other costs of substance abuse and addiction.” Says Jo Ann Pearce, Executive Director of ACTC.


Click Here to read more!

A Chance to Change Foundation receives $40,000

April 4th, 2012 by



For Immediate Release: 4/04/2012
Contact: Jo Ann Pearce or  Emily Lammie

A Chance to Change Foundation receives $40,000
Access to Health Care Ifund Grant

Oklahoma City, Ok. The A Chance to Change Foundation is pleased to announce it has received a $40,000 grant from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and its Access to Health Care iFund grant program. The grant will be used to assist in funding the A Chance to SUCCEED program, which will allow A Chance to Change Foundation to increase its level of service to the population it serves.

“Adolescents have easy access to alcohol and drugs which are very dangerous to them. This is causing deaths, accidents, and early addiction. Almost all addicts start using as teenagers. We appreciate the opportunity to provide our program to more teens, due to this Access to Health Care Grant, “says Jo Ann Pearce, Executive Director of A Chance to Change.

A Chance to SUCCEED is a pro-active program providing teachers, parents and students with free education, prevention and intervention through partnerships with metropolitan area schools. A majority of these schools are located in low income areas. Participating schools are in the Western Heights, Putnam City, Edmond, and Oklahoma City School Districts. A Chance to SUCCEED makes it possible for at risk students to get free help without leaving the school grounds. This program is designed to reduce the deaths and other tragedies associated with substance abuse by youth in Oklahoma.

A Chance to Change Foundation has provided substance abuse prevention and early intervention programs, as well as addiction education and counseling for people of all ages for nearly 33 years. It also provides counseling for trauma, depression, and other behavioral health issues.

Founded in 1969, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation works with donors and organizations to create endowments that address needs and opportunities within the community. The Access to Health Care iFund grant program represents a completion of contributions from donors who want to support grants to support basic health care including dental and mental health care to those in need. For more information on the iFund grant program, please visit For more information on the Oklahoma City community foundation, please visit


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