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Domestic Violence Awareness

What do you keep in your handbag?

Identification, some money, possibly some tissues. Or a hairbrush, some makeup, maybe even snacks and toys for the children. Imagine if that’s all you had. What if you found yourself seeking refuge in a shelter for victims of domestic violence and arrived with just your purse, along with your children? For Lisa Carson, a woman… more

Resources for helping LEP Victims of Domestic Violence

LEP = Limited English Proficiency How can you help someone if you don’t speak the same language? If are among the providers offering services to victims of domestic violence, you may be familiar with the challenges of communicating with someone who has limited proficiency in your native language. Check out this offering for providers of… more

Saint Peter’s Health Partners Support Victims of Domestic Violence

It takes a village In recognition of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month staff and friends from St. Peter’s Health Partners Acute Care – Troy donated two car loads of goods and personal care items to Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program. The St. Peter’s Health Partners Sexual Assault and Crime Victims Assistance program was one of the locations hosting the… more

Domestic Violence Awareness Event and Art Show

Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program celebrated DV Awareness Month with an Awareness Event and Art Show at The Arts Center for the Capital Region in downtown Troy. Sponsored by Albany Medical Center, the event showcased the artwork of survivors of domestic violence and honored the community collaboration needed to address the issue in our… more

Liza’s Passion for Fashion set for October 22

Their names are Liza Ellen Warner and Nikki L. Hart. Two women who were murdered in separate instances at the hands of their batterers. Today, their parents each advocate for awareness of the crime of domestic violence and access to resources for victims seeking refuge. To that end, Saturday will be a great day for… more

Totes Amazing

We got a call the other day. A young woman wanted to do a personal fundraiser for Sojourner Place, Unity House’s shelter for victims of domestic violence. Our shelter is a 33 bed facility that is always at capacity. Victims and survivors who can’t be housed there work with our advocates to find safe arrangements,… more

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Albany Medical Center among sponsors for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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

Domestic Violence Services Program Honors Collaboration

October will mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month Have you heard the sobering statistic that one in four women will fall victim to domestic violence or DV, as it’s called? Some would say this issue is at epidemic proportions in our community. One thing is sure, intimate partner violence and dating abuse take a village to… more

Domestic Violence Services Program Receives $200,000 in Grant Funding

Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program was one of two grant recipients of $200,000 from the NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. The other recipient was Safe Homes of Orange County. Partnership with Law Enforcement The grant money will be used for partnerships with law enforcement in the community to address the issue of domestic… more