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Take Action for Foster Youth in Crisis
COVID-19 Update from Women United

Our Women United membership is dedicated to ensuring local foster youth are prepared for a successful transition to independence and ready for success in life.
What does that mean now? While many youth in foster care are working to overcome challenges, the COVID pandemic has added even more barriers to their success. How can we be part of the solution?

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Aging Out of Foster Care in a Pandemic
COVID-19 Update from Women United

Many of us have been sheltering at home with our families, and many young people left foster care without permanent connections – don’t have traditional homes and families to stand with them during this unprecedented time.

The challenges of foster youth aging out of the system are compounded in the middle of a pandemic.

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Foster Youth in Crisis
COVID-19 Update from Women United

Across California, the coronavirus pandemic has only made foster youth situations worse. 

Children and youth in foster care have already survived a lifetime of change and uncertainty. For these children and teenagers, changes like what they are encountering right now during COVID-19 can trigger traumatic memories or symptoms. 

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Standing United for Inclusion and Equity
United Way California Capital Region Statement on Racism and Injustice

People across the country are expressing their outrage for the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and too many more.

Our United Way shares these feelings of sadness and outrage toward racial violence and injustice in our country. We are also asking ourselves how we can make a difference during this difficult time. If we are committed to building stronger, healthier, and more compassionate communities, then we must channel our justifiable outrage to collaborative action. 

We must stand united for justice. 

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United Way Response to COVID-19 Health Crisis
How We're Responding and Helping

United Way California Capital Region (UWCCR) is responding to the Coronavirus COVID-19 health crisis in a variety of ways to ensure the health and safety of our staff and community programs. Below is an update of how we’ve been able to ensure continuity of operations and vital community programs as well as the announcement of our UWCCR COVID-19 Local Relief Fund. 

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United Way COVID-19 Local Relief Fund
Provided Essential Resources to Low-Income Families

As the nation responds to the coronavirus COVID-19 health crisis, United Way California Capital Region (UWCCR) created the United Way California Capital Region (UWCCR) COVID-19 Local Relief Fund to provide essential resources for low-income households whose lives had been disrupted by the outbreak.

UWCCR partnered with local nonprofits who worked with low-income households in their geographic areas to help alleviate issues brought on by the COVID-19 health crisis. Funds were provided to those whose level of need has been amplified by the COVID-19 health crisis. Nonprofit partners were selected in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo Counties. The fund is winding down as of the end of June 2020, and to date we have provided 1,145 families with a $500 one-time distribution.  

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