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Dear George Floyd

  June 8, 2020 Dear George Floyd: Words cannot express the deep pain in my bones as my heart aches with sorrow for what happened to you at the hands of those who took an oath to protect and serve. I can only pray that your soul is at rest as you sit at the…

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Tiptoeing in the right direction

In mid-May, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted to give a small number of youths transitioning out of foster care a basic income. Under the pilot program, the County will provide approximately 72 eligible current and former foster youths $1,000 per month for one year beginning in June. I am grateful that Santa…

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San Jose teenagers raise funds to help Unity Care’s foster youth impacted by COVID-19 crisis

San Jose teenagers raise funds to help Unity Care’s local foster youth impacted by the COVID-19 crisis Teen siblings from San Jose demonstrate human kindness and leadership by hosting a fundraiser to raise awareness and $5,000 to help Unity Care’s foster youth who have been impacted by the coronavirus shelter-in-place order. Neha, (a 16-year-old junior…

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Unity Care expands supportive transitional housing for female foster youth in Alameda County.

San Jose-based youth and family development agency Unity Care opened a five-bedroom shared transitional home in a residential San Leandro neighborhood at the end of February. “We’ve opened a new five-bedroom shared transitional home in a residential neighborhood in Alameda County,” explains a Unity Care spokesperson. The supportive transitional housing for female foster youth in…

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Building the future we want

How can we build the future that we want and a community that works for us all if we don’t know each other, our history, and what we are going through today? I believe that we can’t; that’s why I am committed to hearing others’ experiences and sharing my own. In that spirit, I recently…

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Systemic racism worsens homelessness for people of color

As we’ve long known, people of color are much more likely to experience homelessness than their White neighbors, and at rates that are disproportionate to their makeup of the general population. Now, a new report on Race & Homelessness by Destination: Home and SPARC (Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities) looks at the causes and potential…

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Join us in changing the world!

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have been 91 this month. Today, more than 50 years after King was assassinated, his words — like this thought from his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” — still ring with truth: “… we must see the need of having nonviolent gadflies to create the kind of tension in…

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Santa’s Helpers House Decorating 2019

  Congratulations to the 2019 Holiday House Decorating winners. Our transitional homes for foster youth went head-to-head in our annual holiday house decorating contest with help from corporate and community volunteers. View photos of all decorated houses. Thank you to all of our community supporters who donated holiday decorations, gifts and their valuable time to…

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Unity Care Appoints Pamela Carter Regional Director—NorCal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 23, 2019 (Auburn, CA) – The Unity Care Group, a youth and family development agency providing housing and supportive services to transitional age foster youth, announces Pamela (Pam) Carter as the Regional Director, NorCal.  She will be charged with providing administrative oversight for housing and community-based services in Placer and El…

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Important Agency Updates From the CEO

Tomorrow, as we celebrate 26 years to the day we accepted our very first foster youth, I am delighted to share good news! I know that as a friend to Unity Care, you will be pleased to hear about these exciting new developments in our work. Recently, we took an enormous step toward positioning for…