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Domestic Violence Awareness

Leaving an abusive relationship not as easy as it sounds

Why doesn’t she just leave? It’s a question often asked when the topic of domestic violence comes up. (Shouldn’t we ask, Why does he hit her? But we digress.) Check out this Opinion piece from The Seattle Times. In it Linda Olsen of the Washington State Coalition of Domestic Violence talks about the Housing First approach and touches… more

Domestic Violence Services Team Supports Project Safe Haven

Safe Haven:  noun. Designated area(s) to which one may be evacuated during an emergency. A bit of a technical definition for the valuable service the Hudson Mohawk Humane Society offers to beloved pets of victims of domestic violence. Their Safe Haven Program works with area shelters, Sojourner Place among them, to foster pets while their human companions… more

Domestic Violence Awareness

Awesome Sauce: a recipe for success

Do you post reviews online? It seems to be the ‘in thing’ now to leave a review for restaurants, services and places online. These can be helpful to those who come along after you, to those looking for the same thing you did. But have you ever seen a review of a Domestic Violence Services program?… more

Unity House has Team for Paws in the Park

Each year the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society hosts Paws in the Park at Siena College in Loudonville. It’s a great day of raising awareness of the organization’s important work and raising funds for that work. A little known facet of the humane society’s work is fostering pets for victims of domestic violence. Did you know that some… more

Race Organizers Set Date for ‘The 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

Hudson Valley Community College and The Vagina Monologues

The Hudson Valley Community College Theater Club will once again put on a performance of the award-winning show, The Vagina Monologues. The show dates are Friday, February 26th and Saturday, February 27th at 7:30pm at the HVCC Theater. Tickets will be available at the door and are $10. Proceeds from this production will benefit the Unity House… more

Domestic Violence Services Program in Times Union Newspaper

Unity House’s Dave Warren, Director of the Domestic Violence Services Program, was featured in a Times Union article on Sunday, January 3rd. In it, writer Paul Grondahl profiles Dave Warren and his experience in the field of services for victims of domestic violence. As the article mentions, Warren is not a newcomer to DV services. He started… more

Troy Girl Scout Troop 153 Helps Victims of Domestic Violence

Local girl scouts made a big contribution for October’s Domestic Violence Awareness month. Troop 153 took toiletries, which are very much in demand in shelters, and created individual shower caddies. The toiletries are a handy mix of items that are useful to an individual or a parent with children, and are in a caddy. The caddy is… more

WAVE Club at Troy High School Seeks to Empower Teens

Teens can face many challenges navigating the social scene of High School, and there’s no easy road map. At Troy High School, in Troy, NY there is a club called WAVE that helps.  WAVE stands for Women as Voices and Educators and draws on community resources to help students discuss and tackle these issues. Staff from… more

Purple, Purple, Purple!

Unity House staff, guests and consumers donned purple in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness. Purple is the symbolic color of domestic violence awareness. It serves to highlight this serious issue and serves as a beacon of hope to those who may be suffering in silence. Awareness is the first step to real change.

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