About UsKinship Care...It’s our purpose!

Introduction

Introduction

A Second Chance, Inc. (ASCI) is a non-profit corporation established in 1994. Its mission is to provide a safe, secure, and nurturing environment to children who are being cared for by their relatives or a close family friend - formally called "kinship care". ASCI became a subcontracting agency of Allegheny County Children and Youth Services (now called Allegheny County Children, Youth and Families [CYF]) in July, 1994.

 
Our Mission

Our Mission

To strengthen and preserve healthy kinship families for children.

Our Vision

Our Vision

A world where all youth are given an equal opportunity to grow into responsible adults; where abuse and addiction cycles are broken

Our Mantra

Our Mantra

Every Child Touched by A Second Chance, Inc. Has a Right to Be Safe and Must Thrive.

 

In September 2005, A Second Chance, Inc. (ASCI) opened their first regional office in Philadelphia. PA.  Throughout the initial period of its second decade of kinship care service delivery, A Second Chance, Inc. collaborated with the Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS) in the creation of a new system of kinship care services for the benefit of children and families engaged in the Philadelphia child welfare system.

A Second Chance, Inc. supports kinship foster care that provides stability and continuity, maintaining a child's cultural identity and contact with their birth family. By placing children in the homes of the birth family's relatives or friends, parents can better concentrate on their efforts to improve their lives and home environments in preparation for eventual reunification.

In cooperation with Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS), A Second Chance, Inc.’s Philadelphia Regional Office (PRO) provides a full range of services to families, youth and children.

These services include:

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please call 215-564-0790 for more information.

For access to the National Youth Transitions Database Survey please go to: https://www.getnytd.org/