Advocacy

Building Bonds that Last a Lifetime

As February unfolds, hearts around the world are not only beating in sync with Valentine’s Day but are also resonating with the spirit of International Friendship Month. While friendships are…

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The Canvas of Empowerment Through Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Community with See Clear

In honor of the 2024 Black History Month theme celebrating African Americans in the Arts, ASCI had the privilege of engaging in a conversation with Curtis and Tracey Reaves, the…

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August Wilson’s Legacy: Illuminating Hope and Resilience through Arts Engagement in Foster Care

In the vibrant tapestry of Black History Month 2024, a theme of profound resonance emerges—African Americans in the Arts. As we celebrate the extraordinary contributions of African Americans to the…

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Raising Poverty Awareness for Youth in Care

Poverty among youth in care is a critical issue that demands our attention and collective action. While youth in care already face unique challenges, the burden of poverty exacerbates their…

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Navigating the Challenges of Foster Care: A Call for Comprehensive Support and Empowerment

In her insightful reflections, Brynne Simmons, LCSW, sheds light on the inherently traumatic nature of foster care, emphasizing the profound impact it has on the mental well-being of youth. Delving…

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Empowering Generations: The Pivotal Role of Grandmothers in Kinship Care

Acknowledging the significant role of grandmothers in kinship care is essential for fostering a supportive environment where youth can overcome challenges and thrive. Grandmothers play a multifaceted and crucial role…

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ASCI’s Chapel Program Initiative: Empowering the Community’s Mental Well-being

The Chapel Program is a pioneering initiative developed through a collaboration between Bible Center Church, A Second Chance, Inc. (ASCI), and the Allegheny County Department of Human Services. The program…

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Fostering Holistic Wellness: Nurturing the Well-being of Youth in Care and their Families featuring Dr. Patrick Crawford

Self-Love Month recognizes the significance of prioritizing one’s happiness and overall well-being. This is particularly crucial for youth in care who may be dealing with trauma. Focusing on self-love and…

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Holiday Mental Health Resources

The holidays are supposed to be a joy-filled season, but they tend to be stressful and taxing for those impacted by mental illness. Dealing with mental well-being is an important…

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ASCI Launches New Office in New Hampshire

ASCI is excited to announce the launch of its newest office in Concord, New Hampshire! After identifying the great need for more support for kinship families, the state of New…

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