Unity Care expands its supportive housing for current and former foster youth in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties

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San Jose, Calif. October 3, 2017 – Unity Care has finalized its acquisition of San Francisco-based MAC’s Children & Family Services to provide high quality, integrated housing programs for current and former foster youth in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. The acquisition increases Unity Care’s already expansive housing offerings, and provides transitional housing and short term residential treatment for an additional 49 youth.

San Francisco Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Allen Nance stated, “The future just got a bit brighter for Bay Area teens and transitional-aged youth who strive for independence and opportunities to take those important first steps into adulthood. They now have these amazing resources in Unity Care where they will find outstanding advocacy, guidance, professional care, and a partner committed to their well-being.”

“Partnering with Unity Care allows us to accomplish our critical objective of providing culturally appropriate housing and mental health services to the hundreds of foster youth who are served annually by MAC’s,” stated Mary Ann Carpenter, CEO and founder of MAC’s Children & Family Services. Mrs. Carpenter and her husband, co-founder and COO, Prince Edmonds are looking forward to seeing Unity Care continue to expand and enhance the programs that they have lovingly built over the last 25 years.

San Francisco’s Deputy Director of Family & Children’s Services Sylvia Deporto commented, “We have had a long standing excellent relationship with MAC’s and are excited about the opportunity to now have Unity Care serve our youth through this acquisition. Unity Care has an excellent reputation for serving youth of color and we look forward to the enhancements they bring to these services.”

“Unity Care feels privileged to expand our housing and mental health services throughout the greater bay area, and we look forward to serving the youth and families of San Francisco and San Mateo Counties” said André Chapman, Unity Care founder and CEO.

About Unity Care: Founded in 1993, Unity Care serves over 7,000 youth and families annually through their culturally proficient services that provide housing, education, employment, mental health treatment, and unconditional care to thousands of Bay Area foster youth through 22 different programs. In their housing programs, Unity Care provides over 250 beds of integrated mental health and residential treatment services. These services include comprehensive and individualized treatment plans, psychiatric evaluation, individual, family and group therapy, case management, therapeutic behavioral services, and medication management.

About MAC’s Children and Family Services: MAC’s has been serving foster youth since January of 1991. It began as a pilot program in collaboration with San Francisco County and then quickly became the county’s first Transitional Housing Placement Program (THPP) provider. For over two decades, MAC’s has specialized in providing comprehensive services to assist foster youth in their transition to independence.

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