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Domestic Violence Awareness

10th Annual Run for Help

It’s called a Run for Help in honor of two Capital Region women who lost their lives to domestic violence. Liza Ellen Warner and Nikki L. Hart died in separate instances at the hands of their batterers. For two area groups, the Run for Help and other events throughout the year help raise funds for… more

Take Back the Night 2017: April 10

Friends and Family of the Liza Ellen Warner Association are once again organizing a Take Back the Night Walk. This year’s event will be highlighted by the dedication of a Domestic Violence Memorial Bench in Onderdonk Park. This permanent memorial will be in memory of Liza Ellen Warner and all victims of domestic violence. You… more

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Event a Success

February Marked Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month Teens from around the area had a great time at a March 1st event to highlight the issue of Teen DV. The evening was a collaborative event where Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services team, the Troy Boys and Girls Club, the SACVAP unit at Samaritan, The… more

Unity House Goes ORANGE!

Staff and volunteers sport orange to help create awareness for Teen Dating Abuse Part of the national #LoveIsRespect campaign, February is Teen Dating Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. The color for this campaign is orange and many at Unity House showed their creativity by donning shades of orange. In many ways, the broad spectrum of deep… more

Collaborative Event for Teen DV Awareness and Prevention

DV means Domestic Violence The Unity House Domestic Violence Services program offers safe space to all victims of dating and domestic abuse. In February, the Unity House team expands their work to include more outreach for February’s Teen DV Awareness and Prevention month, which includes #LoveIsRespect week (Feb. 13-17), in which people wear the color… more

#LoveIsRespect

February Marks Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Join Unity House and wear orange on February 14th to help raise awareness about dating abuse among teenagers. Did you know that a comparison of intimate partner violence rates between teens and adults reveals that teens are at higher risk of intimate partner abuse? Learn the facts and how… more

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

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