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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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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…

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Unity Care expands supportive transitional housing for female foster youth in Alameda County.

San Jose-based youth and family development agency Unity Care opened a five-bedroom shared transitional home in a residential San Leandro neighborhood at the end of February. “We’ve opened a new five-bedroom shared transitional home in a residential neighborhood in Alameda County,” explains a Unity Care spokesperson. The supportive transitional housing for female foster youth in…

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Unity Care Appoints Pamela Carter Regional Director—NorCal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 23, 2019 (Auburn, CA) – The Unity Care Group, a youth and family development agency providing housing and supportive services to transitional age foster youth, announces Pamela (Pam) Carter as the Regional Director, NorCal.  She will be charged with providing administrative oversight for housing and community-based services in Placer and El…

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Important Agency Updates From the CEO

Tomorrow, as we celebrate 26 years to the day we accepted our very first foster youth, I am delighted to share good news! I know that as a friend to Unity Care, you will be pleased to hear about these exciting new developments in our work. Recently, we took an enormous step toward positioning for…

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Summer of Learning Keeps Youth Active

Think back to all the fun memories you had as a child during the summertime—playing and learning about the outdoors, going on adventures, and spending time with family and friends. While many of us have positive childhood memories, there are youth in our community who have traumatic memories stemming from abuse and neglect. Neglect is…

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Unity Care Develops Strategic Partnership with Seneca Family of Agencies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2019 SAN JOSE, CA– The Unity Care Group, a community-based, non-profit multi-service agency for foster youth, is proud to announce our strategic affiliation with the Seneca Family of Agencies, one of California largest providers of innovative education, mental health, community-based and family-focused treatment services for children and families. Unity Care…

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Sobrato Family Foundation Supports Unity Care Services with Office Space

Media Contact:Chelsea Palacio, Marketing & Communications Specialist408 971 9822 x4020cpalacio@unitycare.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 15, 2019 San Jose, Calif. — Unity Care is happy to announce that the agency received a three-year in-kind office space grant renewal valued at $97,524 annually from the Sobrato Family Foundation. The Sobrato Family Foundation grant allows Unity Care to…

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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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