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.

 
Rebecca decomp

Rebecca Gilchrist

Executive Vice President 
 
Child and Family Services 
Pittsburgh Office and Systems Engagement

Pittsburgh Regional Office
 
(412)-342-0600
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Rebecca Gilchrist serves as the Executive Vice President of CFS and Systems Engagement for A Second Chance, Inc. Rebecca provides leadership over Child and Family Services and in the agency's National Expansion efforts. She is a Master Trainer for the SARKS and STAKC curriculums for the agency.

She has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Carlow University and is currently an MSW candidate at the University of Southern California. Rebecca is completing clinical rotations at A Wellness Place, LLC in Pittsburgh. Her next goal is to obtain her clinical licensure.

Rebecca has fifteen years of experience in the human service field previously serving as Vice President of Child and Family Services for A Second Chance, Inc.  Prior to working at the agency, she was a case manager in family preservation and then a drug and alcohol counselor for Neighborhood Centers Association. Additionally, Rebecca spent over five years in corporate America as Vice President of PNC Bank.  Her engagement in these roles provided her with valuable learning experiences and a background that has prepared her for her current leadership position.