Unity Care’s response to COVID-19
With little or no family support, foster youth count on us as their primary safety net.
As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc on all aspects of our lives, we continue to work overtime to keep foster youth safely housed and healthy. We have adapted the operations of our shared homes, including increasing staffing and training, and we are maintaining the provision of higher levels of food and basic necessities. We continue to provide critical preventative and quarantine supplies such as disinfectants, hand sanitizers, thermometers, masks, gloves, laundry detergent, and over-the-counter medicines.
We are also helping our youth and emerging young adults pay for essentials like rent, phones and medicine; since approximately 90% of Unity Care youth work in minimum-wage retail and services industry jobs that have been shuttered or reduced, leaving families without jobs and income. And we are striving to serve the acute needs of homeless youth placed into our transitional housing program.
We need your help to continue supporting foster youth through this health crisis. Please visit our donation page, https://www.unitycare.org/donate/ for ways you can help.