André Chapman and Bob Nuñez: Homelessness can only be ended by preventive action

“Homelessness is an issue of social justice and fiscal responsibility.” By André Chapman and Bob Nuñez Special to the Mercury News Posted:   06/26/2015 10:00:00 AM PDT As advocates for underserved, disadvantaged youth and families in our community, we echo the eloquent statement in a recent op-ed by two Silicon Valley pioneers, John Sobrato and…

Pizarro: Inspirational Evening

By Sal Pizarro San Jose Mercury News spizarro@mercurynews.com 04/29/2015 11:42:08 AM PDT INSPIRATIONAL EVENING: Unity Care Group notched another successful Youth Live fundraiser on Saturday night at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, and it’s amazing to see how quickly the event has grown in just four years. Nearly 400 people attended the dinner, which featured a…

AB12: A Promise in Progress – The Chronicle of Social Change

AB12: A Promise in Progress – The Chronicle of Social Change

By Lauren Gonzalves Read full article: https://chronicleofsocialchange.org/news/2013/06/17/ab12-a-promise-in-progress/ Thousands of California foster youth are choosing to remain in the hands of the foster care system past their eighteenth birthdays. They are hoping to make use of the newly extended access to housing, funding, and support made possible by the passage of Assembly Bill 12 in 2010,…

West Valley Open Doors’ grant helps Unity Care purchase transitional house for foster kids

By MARY GOTTSCHALK | Bay Area News Group, Cupertino Courier, Rose Garden Resident, Willow Glen Resident, Los Gatos Weekly-Times, Saratoga News June 13, 2013 at 2:05pm   Unity Care has received a grant of $800,000 from West Valley Open Doors, which the nonprofit agency will use to purchase a home in the West Valley area for transition-age…

SF 49er Patrick Willis Chairs YouthLive! Event to Raise Funds for Foster Youth

San Jose, Calif. – Unity Care, a non-profit agency serving foster youth and families, is proud to announce star San Francisco 49er linebacker Patrick Willis as Honorary Event Chair for the agency’s YouthLive! gala on May 11, 2013. Willis’ interest in helping Unity Care comes from his personal experience as a foster youth. Born in Tennessee, Willis…

Unity Care Unveils Logo to Celebrate 20 Years of Service to Foster Care and At-Risk Youth and Families

Unity Care Unveils Logo to Celebrate 20 Years of Service to Foster Care and At-Risk Youth and Families

San Jose, Calif. – Unity Care, a non-profit agency serving at-risk youth and families proudly unveils its new logo in honor of its 20th anniversary. The logo emphasizes the core focus of the agency. The agency has developed a solid reputation as advocates for the most effective, efficient and culturally proficient form of care for children and…

Pizarro: Unity Care throws a great party despite honorees’ absences

By SAL PIZARRO | spizarro@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group May 14, 2012 at 9:22 am I think Lisa Sobrato Sonsini would have gotten a real kick out of Unity Care’s Youth Live fundraiser Saturday, where she was honored for her advocacy on behalf of youth, especially the foster kids that Unity Care supports. Unfortunately, the president of the…

André Chapman Receives Top Ten Community Dads Award

San Jose, Calif., (June 8, 2011)  André Chapman, Founder and CEO of Unity Care, has been chosen to receive the prestigious 2011 Top Ten Community Dads Award.  The award is given annually to ten prominent community leaders in recognition of their long-standing commitment to their families, and to the children and families of Silicon Valley….

Foster Youth Beat the Odds by Graduating from High School

Unity Care’s Independent Living Program (ILP) is proud to celebrate twenty-eight (28) foster youth high school graduates at their second annual ILP Graduation Picnic set for Saturday, June 19, 2010. Did you know that in California youth must leave foster care at the age of 18 or upon their high school graduation, which ever comes…