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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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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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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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Thanksgiving as One Big Family

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 19, 2018 Trying to provide a quality Thanksgiving meal for 13 homes and 3 apartment complexes is a task that does not come easy. Living in these homes are foster youth ages 16­­–24 who may not have a family to celebrate the holidays. On Saturday, November 17, 2018, The Links—San Jose…

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PropelNext announces Northern California Cohort

PropelNext guides next-generation nonprofits through transformational change to achieve results for youth. Unity Care is on of 12 organizations selected to receive a California PropelNext grant and participate in the three-year initiative. Unity Care will receive a $200,000 grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation along with an investment of expert one-on-one coaching, group learning sessions, and…

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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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