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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

Unity House part of Volunteer Portal

Want to volunteer and make a difference in your community? There are no shortage of opportunities. But sifting through those volunteer opportunities can be a challenge. United Way to the rescue! People wanting to volunteer can go to the United Way of the Greater Capital Region to view a comprehensive list of volunteer jobs in… more

Medical Transportation Available

Did you know that the Unity House Medical Transportation program can help residents of Rensselaer and surrounding counties who are HIV+ with transportation to their appointments? Residents who are HIV+ and living in Rensselaer, Albany, Schenectady and Saratoga counties who are eligible for the Unity House Medical Transportation program. The program is designed to remove… more

Troy Dance Factory Announces Choreo Ball

Troy Dance Factory will again host the TDF Choreo Ball in February. Proceeds from the event will benefit Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program and a scholarship at the Troy Dance Factory for young dancers. The Choreo Ball will be on February 18, 2017. The Choreo Ball is a great evening of original dance and… more

Blue Shield of Northeastern NY writes BIG check

Blue Shield Pays it Forward Local staff form BlueShield of Northeastern New York have been fundraising to be able to ‘pay it forward’ to local charities in need. Employees have the option to dress casual on Fridays for a small fee. Together, employees raised $7,000 for local organizations. For many area non-profits, the last quarter… more

SEFCU and Volunteers Create Magical Day for Children

Children enrolled in the Unity Sunshine Program’s three locations – South Troy, Downtown Troy, and Downtown Albany – had an amazing day on October 6th at the annual SEFCU Fall Carnival for children and families who use the program’s services. SEFCU sponsored the event and brought some amazing volunteers to help with bounce castles, pony… more

Cap Com and Twill Deliver!

It was a great morning when staff from Capcom and Twill stopped by Unity House to deliver 75 blankets for Sojourner Place, Unity House’s shelter for victims of domestic violence. The full size blankets will be a great comfort this winter for the residents at Sojourner, especially as they move on to safe housing of… more

Unity House’s Mike Maloney Honored by Justice Center

Unity House’s Assistant Service Director Mike Maloney was honored on September 29th by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. The group honored four people from around the state in recognition of their dedication to helping people live self-directed meaningful lives in their communities, free from abuse and neglect, and protected from… more

Friends and Family of Liza Ellen Warner to host Memorial Gala

Liza Ellen Warner Nikki L. Hart. These two young women were victims of domestic violence who died at the hands of their batterers. Friends and family, and those committed to addressing the issue of domestic violence in our community, are coming together once again to honor their memories and to raise needed funds for services for victim… more