Women United (WU) is a powerful philanthropic network of over 250 women that leverages their passions, ideas, expertise and resources to focus on their signature issue – ensuring foster youth are prepared for a successful transition to independence and ready for success in life.
Children in foster care are among the most vulnerable in America, and the COVID-19 pandemic has been especially cruel to older youth and those who have recently aged out of the system. They face heightened levels of depression & anxiety, staggering levels of job loss, and food insecurity.
Women United (WU) is committed to helping foster youth thrive by providing them the same opportunities as our own children.
United Way California Capital Region established Women United in early 2002. This small group of committed women developed the mission statement and held the first luncheon benefiting local foster community in the Arden Mall Nordstrom’s parking lot. Over the years, Women United members have continued their commitment to ignite positive change and impact the community particularly in the areas of foster youth, education, financial stability and health.