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.

 
Richard L. Mast, Jr.

Richard Mast, Jr 
BS

Director

Business Technology Services

Pittsburgh Corporate Office

(412) 342-0600
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   Rick has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems and a double minor in Music and Television/Radio Broadcasting from Alderson-Broaddus University.

   After graduation he accepted a position as an IT Consultant, helping many organizations and gaining experience in various markets and technologies, from retail to manufacturing. As the Systems Administrator of the Pittsburgh Technology Council, he helped promote the organization's goal of energizing the region's emergence into a respected leader in the technology field.

   In his most recent endeavor as the Manager of Information Technology at Everett & Hurite Ophthalmic Association, he led the practice in supporting their various offices in the Pittsburgh region and also implemented new technology to help the practice be more responsive to their patients.

   As the Director of BTS at A Second Chance, Inc., he is charged with keeping the agency at the leading edge in all aspects of technology. This is vitally important for the ability of the agency employees to effectively and productively service the needs of the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia regions. Technology is also necessary for the agency to share its Kinship care vision of educating communities to strengthen and preserve the ability for all children to be safe and thrive in a world where all youth are given an equal opportunity to grow into responsible adults.