Northern California 2021 Cohort
San Jose, CA
Founder and Chief Executive Officer: Andre Chapman
Co-Investor: Heising-Simons Foundation
Unity Care provides current and former foster youth with a safe and secure place to live so they can focus on their emotional, educational, and employment goals. Over half of all foster youth become homeless, incarcerated, pregnant, or experience substance abuse or severe mental health challenges within two years of leaving foster care. Due to the ongoing housing crisis in the Bay area, former foster youth are dealing with unprecedented rates of homelessness.
Unity Care creates a home-like environment where foster youth and families feel protected and where they can receive access to a comprehensive array of resources and supportive services. Through the delivery of culturally proficient, trauma-informed care, 93% of Unity Care youth have found a safe, secure and stable place to call "home."