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.

 
Sarah L. Garase-Cuomo, MSBA

Sarah Garase-Cuomo
MSBA

Sr. Director III

Finance

Pittsburgh Corporate Office

(412) 342-0600
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   She obtained both her B.A. and M.S.B.A. degrees with a concentration in both Accounting and Marketing from California University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, Sarah accepted a position as a fiscal specialist for a consulting company whose services included, but, were not limited to, Allegheny County Children Youth and Families’ fiscal department.

   Extensive course work coupled with her tenure within non profit financial arenas, has contributed to her success within A Second Chance, Inc. In an effort to stay abreast in the accounting world, Sarah is in pursuit of her license as a Certified Public Accountant.

   The accounting cycle is where her passion lies; knowing where A Second Chance, Inc. receives its revenue, and ensuring that those monies are used as intended. Even though Sarah is financially forward thinking and mostly analytical in nature, she exhibits a personal touch in her work.