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Santa's Helpers for Unity Care Foster Youth

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We hope to brighten our youth’s Holiday Season by helping to host the 3rd Annual Youth Holiday Party on Thursday, December 15th, 2011 in Placer County. The event will provide a warm holiday meal, games and activities and gifts for approximately 150 current and former foster youth ages 16-21 in Placer County.

For the third year I am running a Holiday Helper drive for Unity Care to provide filled stockings for Unity Care's 150 Foster Youth at my High School through the Make a Wish Club. My family and I also raise money for the party and collect gift card donations so each youth may purchase a special gift or much needed item.

As the Holiday Season approaches, many of Unity Care’s current and former foster youth who are struggling to survive on their own, are often left with a feeling of sadness and abandonment.

Unity Care’s Independent Living Program (ILP) currently works with current and former foster youth, ages 16 to 21 in Placer County, who are either preparing to exit foster care or are already aged out of care. ILP teaches young people the skills they need to become self-sufficient by hosting educational workshops and individualized services. ILP youth come away with a renewed sense of confidence, independence and a desire to lead a productive life as part of the community.

In these difficult economic times, Unity Care would not be able to continue providing quality life-changing services without the support from community partners like you.

For over 17 years, Unity Care has provided shelter, innovative behavioral health services and educational programs to our most vulnerable youth and family populations.


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