Homelessness

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Building the future we want

How can we build the future that we want and a community that works for us all if we don’t know each other, our history, and what we are going through today? I believe that we can’t; that’s why I am committed to hearing others’ experiences and sharing my own. In that spirit, I recently…

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Systemic racism worsens homelessness for people of color

As we’ve long known, people of color are much more likely to experience homelessness than their White neighbors, and at rates that are disproportionate to their makeup of the general population. Now, a new report on Race & Homelessness by Destination: Home and SPARC (Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities) looks at the causes and potential…

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Join us in changing the world!

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have been 91 this month. Today, more than 50 years after King was assassinated, his words — like this thought from his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” — still ring with truth: “… we must see the need of having nonviolent gadflies to create the kind of tension in…

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The Importance of Mental Health

A few weeks ago, I contributed to an article published on the front page of The Mercury News. It’s subject; a recent report on SJPD ‘use of force’ and the steps they have taken to improve interactions between police officers and the community. As part-two of a story released in January 2018, the article highlights…

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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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