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Meeting This Moment

Here’s what keeps me up at night In March, when the COVID-19 pandemic was still somewhat new, I woke up at 4 a.m. with the realization that we needed to do something to engage and empower the African ancestry community to fight this disease. It seemed like every news outlet in America was talking about…

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Unity Care’s new initiative, COVID-19 BLACK

Listen to Unity Care CEO André Chapman speak about Unity Care’s new initiative, COVID-19 BLACK, and efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the African ancestry community on the latest episode of “SVCF Philanthropy Now,” the Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s podcast. André is joined by Dr. Noha Aboelata, CEO of Roots Community Health Center.

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COVID-19 Black – Call to Action in San Francisco Bay Area

LAURIE UDESKY (ACES CONNECTION STAFF) 8/11/202:25 PM As the COVID-19 pandemic began its devastating sweep through African American communities in April, Andre Chapman, CEO of the San Jose, California-based Unity Care, saw a glaring need for developing a COVID-19 prevention campaign that spoke directly to African Americans. “Many of our young folks and families really didn’t understand…

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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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Unity Care Opens its First Supportive Transitional Housing in Sacramento County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2020 (Sacramento, CA) – The Unity Care Group, a youth and family development agency providing housing and supportive services to transitional age foster youth, opens a new home for youth and emerging young adults in Sacramento, CA. The home is the organization’s first home to open in Sacramento County serving…

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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, San Jose, pleas for the public to donate emergency funds to support foster youth throughout Northern California.

Unity Care explains the funds will help young adults impacted by layoffs pay for rent, food and basic necessities during the coronavirus shutdown. Unity Care of San Jose, who, since 1993, has been helping transform the lives of foster youth, is now urging the public to help in order to ensure the continued well-being of…