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Domestic Violence Awareness

Theater Institute at Sage to Help Domestic Violence Services Programs through performances

What is The Vagina Monologues? Based on Eve Ensler’s Obie Award winning play, this theater piece explores and celebrates women’s sexuality. By turns funny, provocative, and heart-wrenching, this collection of stories taken from interviews with women throughout the world has developed into an international phenomenon that gives voice to women’s relationships with their vaginas. Unity… more

Bake Sale Superstar

Consistent Baker Brings Joy She’s in 8th grade now. Getting taller, which made us reflect back to when she first came in, five years ago. In 2013 an 8 year old child had a bake sale and wanted to donate the proceeds to charity. She was a delight to meet. We gave her an age-appropriate tour of Unity… more

Good Support

Have you heard of ThirdLove? They’re the company that believes the best bra is one you never think of It’s true. We don’t think about bras. And when women arrive at Sojourner Place, Unity House’s shelter for victims of domestic violence, it’s the last thing on their minds. But often, women arrive with little more… more

KeyBank Comes Through

Key4Women Thinks Outside the Box Key4Women is the bank’s nationwide community of entrepreneurial and executive business women brought together by KeyBank to help them thrive. It’s more that just banking services for women-owned businesses, it’s also a network, a philanthropically-minded group, and a resource for women everywhere. Frankly, it’s also an inspiration. At least it seemed that… more

Posters for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Have you seen these images? They are meant to be arresting. To make the viewer uncomfortable. They deal with, after all, an uncomfortable subject: domestic violence. The idea of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month is to shine a light on the topic and focus on the community collaboration needed to address this complex issue and… more

Hair and Body Essentials

To be honored with Volunteer Leadership Award As part of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program will be honoring two very special awardees at October 19th’s Domestic Violence Awareness Event and Art Show. The event will showcase art from survivors of domestic violence and serves as an opportunity to highlight… more

Origami Butterflies Spread Message of Hope

Butterflies are amazing pollinators, aren’t they? Spreading the word that help is available for victims of domestic violence is the kind of pollination that staff and volunteers in Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program are going for. The paper butterflies, made out of folded paper to created beautiful origami butterflies, have information discreetly placed on each creature…. more

Barbara Devore of the Independent Living Center to Accept Award

October Marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program has a full month of outreach and awareness events scheduled for October. These efforts not only bring attention to the issue of domestic violence (DV), but also offer a chance to highlight the community collaboration needed to address the issue of domestic violence in… more

October Will Mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month

It’s about more than purple, the signature color to raise awareness The Unity House Domestic Violence Services program offers safe space to all victims of dating and domestic abuse. For the month of October, staff and volunteers will be working with community stakeholders to Go Purple to raise awareness of the issue of Domestic Violence as… more

Save the Date!

Thursday, October 19th! Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program has lots planned for October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Among the many outreach events is a DVAwareness Event and Art Show at The Arts Center for the Capital Region in downtown Troy. The event will showcase artwork of survivors of domestic violence and will honor the community collabors… more

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