Unity Care expands services to Santa Cruz County, opening 12-bed dual diagnosis drug treatment program. House #11 and #12 open, Monterey County children’s shelter, sub-acute psychiatric facility, and day treatment program. Founder and CEO André Chapman receives MAGIC “Grand Heroes” award, presented by Senator Bob Dole and the Avanti Foundation.
Unity Care receives grants totaling over $120,000 from the Lucile Packard Foundation, the Community Foundation of Silicon Valley, and the Sobrato Foundation.
Our Pre-College Minority Engineering Program (PC-MEP) is launched at San Jose State University with major grants from Applied Materials and Sun Microsystems. House #6 opens, Santa Clara County’s first transitional housing program (THP) for former foster youth (ages 18-21).
House #4 opens, Unity Care’s fourth residential treatment home and first home for girls. City of San José Department of Housing awards Unity Care “Partner of the Decade.”
Unity Care receives group home renovations through funds provided by Christmas in April and develops a long-term relationship with Shea Homes and Charles Shea IV. Our Foster Family Agency (FFA) is launched to provide therapeutic foster homes (ages 0-17).
Unity Care receives its first grant – $10,500 from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation – for its Youth After-School Leadership program (YAL).
House #1 opens, first residential treatment home for boys, followed by 2 more homes in the next 3 years.