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#GivingTuesday

Support Unity House on #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back locally. You’ve heard of Black Friday, Shop Local Saturday, even Sofa Sunday, followed by Cyber Monday…. but Giving Tuesday is your chance to make a difference. Please, make a gift on Tuesday, November 29th to help support needed programs and services of Unity House. Thank… more

Unity House to Honor Community Heroes

The 2017 I Love Unity House Gala The I Love Unity House Gala is a fabulous night of fun where we honor Community Heroes for all they do for the Capital Region. Slated for February 10, 1017, the gala will be a wonderful evening that will honor groups that do so much to improve the… more

Underground Wrestling and Massage

The first thing you need to know about Underground Wrestling and Massage is that it’s NOT a secret. When we first spoke with Ashley Uccellini and learned that she and her husband had opened a new business in downtown Troy, we were reminded of that famous line from the movie Fight Club, but this place is no figment of… more

Supported Employment Fills a Need

Unity House’s Supported Employment program has successfully coached and helped place dozens of people in local businesses. What is Supported Employment? Part coaching, part educating and part matchmaking, the goal is to help people living with disabilities find and maintain gainful employment. The program is a supportive environment that helps people master both “soft” and “hard” job skills. Participants are… more

Unity House Staff Speak on Veteran’s Day

The NY State Chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, hosted their annual conference on Friday, November 11th at The Desmond Hotel in Albany. Among the speakers was Diane Cameron Pascone, Unity House’s Director of Development and Grants. Ms. Cameron Pascone is also an author, speaker and trainer. Among the topics of the… more

Rensselaer Honda to Help Out

How much food will fit in a Fit? We love the Honda Fit, like the one pictured here. Why are we so enthusiastic about a top-ranked hatchback? It’s because our friends at Rensselaer Honda are once again going the extra mile in recognition of November’s Hunger & Homelessness Awareness month. Through the month of November,… more

Unity House on the Run for a Good Cause

Unity House staffers and friends will be running in the terrific Troy Turkey Trot! Each year the Troy Turkey Trot draws runners from around the Capital Region to run for a good causes- two, actually. Proceeds from the race, which is one of the oldest around, will benefit the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY… more

Hungry & Homeless are Focus of #GivingTuesday Campaign

For Unity House’s Community Resources and Housing programs November is a busy time. November marks Hunger and Homelessness Awareness month. It’s when many people come to Unity House for more help- heating bills have arrived in mailboxes, bills are mounting and holidays are looming. A missed shift at work due to a sick child or… more

New Face a Familiar One

Uzma Popal joins Unity House as resident NOEP Coordinator. NOEP stands for Nutritional Outreach Education Program. The job of the Coordinator is to help people access needed benefits. The position is made possible through Hunger Solutions NY which offers free, confidential, one-on-one services that help hungry New Yorkers get nutrition assistance. NOEP Coordinators are based… more

November marks Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month

How to help Host a drive for your local food pantry or shelter They Unity House food pantry is seeking pantry goods for Thanksgiving Food Packages. Or donate directly to the food pantry. Buying in bulk through our regional food bank makes a cash donation an efficient way to give. Collect needed items for shelter… more

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