A Value for Family
25 Years in 25 Quotes
A Second Chance, Inc., founder, president and CEO Dr. Sharon McDaniel has documented her story time and again to show what a lifetime commitment to family and kinship care looks like. In her 2014 book, On My Way Home: A Memoir of Kinship, Grace, and Hope, she revealed the intimate details of a childhood spent in and out of kinship homes, separated from her immediate family, before aging out of a system that lacked kinship programming and the support of modern legislation. Her experiences led her to a career in social work, advocating to keep children with kin and eventually opening her own agency to provide the services to birth and kinship families she once needed but never received.
Since ASCI opened its doors 25 years ago, Dr. McDaniel has made permanency and well-being possible for thousands of children and families, based on the ancient tradition of family caring for family. Here, we attempt to sum up all these years in 25 heartfelt quotes from her personal memoir about family, kinship care and ASCI’s groundbreaking work.
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