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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’s Annual Santa’s Helper Holiday Initiative Gives Hope to Foster Youth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 20, 2018 San Jose, Calif. – During the holiday season, numerous organizations host toy drives and food drives to give children and their families much needed support to celebrate a time of giving. At Unity Care, we acknowledge that transitional age foster youth (TAY), is a population that is often forgotten….

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Housing: Priority #1

Every day, foster youth and families struggle to find a sense of stability; in their work, in their educational pursuits, and in their personal lives. All too often, they are forced to divert their focus from the “normal” challenges of life, to deal with the added burden of housing insecurity. 40-50% of youth who age…

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Unity Care turns 25! #GratitudeJourney

When we opened our first home for foster youth on August 14, 1993, I could not have envisioned growing to serve over 7,500 youth and families across the Bay Area each year. Because of the dedication shown by staff, volunteers and community partners, we have been able to transform the lives of tens of thousands…

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