Camp Second Chance is a clean and sober homeless encampment providing emergency shelter for up to 60 people in tents and tiny homes. The camp is managed by its residents in partnership with the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI). Camp Second Chance is one of seven encampments authorized and funded by the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department as part of the City’s emergency response to homelessness.
Camp Second Chance was founded in April, 2016, when 24 campers split off from another, larger camp to establish an independent way of living. The current camp leadership is composed predominantly of members of the original group, including: Eric Davis, Chris Brand, Eric Pattin, and William and LeeLee Lomax. Other current members of the Camp Board include Chris Kinser, Teresa Sonsky, and Ron Parker.