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Saturday Access to Community Resources Helps Working Families

The working poor: noun/people with jobs that don’t pay a livable wage or jobs that don’t offer enough hours of work to pay for life’s necessities For people who work traditional business hours, getting to Unity House can be a challenge. Open weekdays, the Unity House community resource center called The Front Door is a… more

A Connection to Caring

Mary Jane Day at Unity House Brings People Together On May 15th, what would have been her 90th birthday, Unity House celebrated Mary Jane Smith day. In 1971 Mary Jane founded Unity House along with Regis Obijiski and Peter Callaghan. Together, they settled in a low income neighborhood in Troy to respond to the needs of… more

Mother’s Day is May 13th

Shop at AmazonSmile and Help Unity House When you shop at AmazonSmile and select Unity House as your charity of choice, a portion of each eligible purchase goes to Unity House. Passive income helps create a steady stream of support so we can work to feed the hungry, clothe and house the homeless, shelter victims… more

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Congratulates Ambassadors

Unique Unity House program welcomes and assists some of the 50,000 visitors each season The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in downtown Troy is known for its near perfect acoustics. It’s a gem of building that has been restored and hosts many events throughout the season featuring world-class talent. The hall has many fans and… more

Children Make Quilts Sewn with Love

Shenendehowa Quilt Project Delivers Warmth and Kindness in a beautiful package Unity House was thrilled to be among the non-profit organizations that received a large donation of quilts from the Shenendehowa Quilt Project. The quilts will go to Sojourner Place, Unity House’s shelter for victims of domestic violence. The shelter is often in need of blankets, quilts, twin-size sheet sets, towels… more

Come to Talk Soup!

Come talk soup. Come sup and talk. Come together. Talk Soup is a simple evening meal of soup followed by conversation around food security. Held the last Tuesday of the month in our dining room at Unity House, it’s a chance to nosh, chat, and meet people interested in our food system. March: The Irish Famine:… more

Bonners Bring It

Siena College Program Offers Valuable Community Engagement It’s one thing to learn about social justice and community action, it’s quite another to do work that speaks to these issues and more. In the case of Siena College’s Center for Academic Community Engagement, students have an opportunity to both learn and do. Students who participate in the ACE program enhance… more

Sacred Heart Students Pitch In

Children learn about Food Insecurity Children from Troy’s Sacred Heart School in Troy visited Unity House and learned about issues facing people living in poverty. Ms. Beeler’s class of second graders were a great bunch. The children had been learning about charity and the needs of people living in poverty. The class had collected over 10… more

Save the Date for Golf: August 20, 2018

Play on a Premium Course While Doing Good! Schuyler Meadows: a premier course. Drop off your clubs, enjoy breakfast or lunch on the terrace and then start golfing. A round of golf on this fabulous course is followed by a meal at the Clubhouse where tournament winners will be announced. Tournament Prices as follows: Golfer:  $195… more

Welcome Dave Warren to Community Resources

Unity House’s Front Line Program Welcomes New Service Director Dave Warren, formerly Service Director for Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services Program, is now Service Director of Unity House’s Community Resources Program. The program is often the first point of contact for people who come to Unity House seeking assistance as it deals with life’s essentials…. more

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