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.

 
Alexandria Thomas, MSS, LSW

Alexandria Thomas
MSS, LSW

Director II of

Permanency and Community Engagement Philadelphia Office

Philadelphia Regional Office

(215) 564-0790
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   Alexandria J. Thomas, MSS, LSW is currently the Director II of Permanency and Community Engagement at A Second Chance INC Philadelphia . This department oversees the recruitment of resource parents; aids in the partnership of local community organizations; oversees the transportation and training departments; and provided leadership to the permanency program.

   Ms. Thomas holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Rosemont College and a master’s degree in Social Science with a concentration in Clinical Social Worker from Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, both located in Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania. She is also a licensed social worker in the state of Pennsylvania. Ms. Thomas has been dedicated to working in the child welfare system for over 10 years and has experience with youth and families in residential treatment facilitates, group homes, alternatives schools and children in general and medical level foster care.

   Ms. Thomas has been working at A Second Chance Inc. since 2012, first starting as a supervisor and then being promoted to a director one year later. She is dedicated to the mission and vision of A Second Chance Inc. and continues to diligently work toward ending cycles of abuse, neglect and poverty.