Kimberly Smith, B.S.

Assistant Director of Pgh FACE/Staff Training

Pittsburgh Corporate Office: (412) 342-1752

Kimberly Smith is an Assistant Director at A Second Chance, Inc., who oversees Pittsburgh F.A.C.E. and Staff Training. The F.A.C.E. department provides training, culturally responsive support and trauma services for members of the kinship triad (kinship caregivers, birth parents and children/youth) and for the community. Staff training focuses on equipping new and current staff of ASCI with the necessary tools to be efficient in their specific roles as well as with our Kinship families. Staff are taught the policies and procedures of the agency so that they can ensure the safety, wellbeing, and permanency of the families that we serve. Staff are provided with the tools to be effective in their prospective roles.

Smith believes that training is the foundation for growth and development. With proper training, the triad, staff, and community can receive the necessary tools needed to succeed personally, emotionally, mentally, and professionally.

Prior to joining A Second Chance, Inc. in 2015, she provided oversight to the Training and Development Department for Potter’s House Ministries. She was a Director at A.S. Wee Care Child Care Center, a volunteer Chaplain and mentor at Allegheny County Jail and currently is the Housing Coordinator for Joshua Development Corporation.

Smith obtained her credentials for Strength-Based Family Workers from Temple University in 2022. Smith obtained her B.S. Degree in Human Services from Geneva College in 2011. Smith is a trained Parent Mentor, a certified prepare /enrich marriage counseling facilitator, an ordained Elder, and a motivational speaker.

“I do what I do because I love families and want to see them function in all their strengths. I do what I do because everyone deserves a second chance. This work is important to me, because I have seen the other side of a second chance where children & families have dealt with trauma alone with no support or direction. I realize even the more that Kin is Me, and Kin is We.”