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.

 
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Stacy Johnson 
MSW, J.D.

Director

Child and Family Services 
Permanency and Community Engagment

Pittsburgh Corporate Office

(412)-342-0600
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   Stacy Johnson is a graduate of Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she earned her Bachelor degree in Political Science. She has earned her Masters of Social Work Degree from the University of Pittsburgh and is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctor.

   Ms. Johnson is a foster care alumni who has been an advocate for foster care youth since 2005. As a foster youth, she was involved in litigation that was monumental for the betterment of children in the foster care system in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. She has worked for the Independent Living Initiative in Allegheny county, various emergency shelters and as a certified legal intern for Kids Voice gaining experience in the court room representing youth in care in Allegheny county.

   Ms. Johnson chaired the Southwest Youth Advisory Board of Pennsylvania and is currently a board member of B.A.C.W. Ms. Johnson is a recipient of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s “Champion of Hope and Healing” award for her outstanding dedication and commitment to the health and welfare of children in this region. She has also earned the distinction of being one of the New Pittsburgh Courier’s “Fab 40”, an award that honors 40 of the regions brightest and most impactful professionals under the age of 40.

   Ms. Johnson continues to advocate for youth in care through the work that she does at A Second Chance Inc.