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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

Great Gatsby Gala: October 21st

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

Toiletries Donated by Caring Crew

TJ Maxx Does it Again! Staff and friends at the TJ Maxx store in Troy spent the month of July collecting needed toiletries for residents of Sojourner Place, Unity House’s shelter for victims of domestic and dating abuse. Maximistas on the Move Thoughtful generosity is not new to the caring crew at our local TJ Maxx store on… more

Totes for Hope for victims of domestic violence

It’s just a tote bag, really. Granted, a really nice one that will last a decade or more, but still, how life-changing can it be? The tote is filled with small sundries one might need when travelling, when on the run, so to speak. It’s got soap, shampoo and conditioner. Maybe some deodorant, baby wipes… more

Thank you PHILA!

Philanthropy Club at Emma Willard School Makes a Difference It’s a club, but runs sort of like a class in which students at the Emma Willard School make informed choices about how to make an impact in their community. For many at the school, it’s a chance to learn more about causes, issues that affect… more

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