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
Domestic Violence Awareness
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
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
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
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
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.
“It’s a huge relief and it really changes lives.” That’s how Unity House’s Director of Domestic Violence Services describes the collaboration his program has with the Hudson Mohawk Humane Society. The humane society works with Unity House and other Capital Region DV Services programs to foster pets of victims of domestic violence while they seek refuge…. more
Check out the below link for Susan Arbettor’s interview with Dave Warren of Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services Program and Brad Shear of the Hudson Mohawk Humane Society as they discuss the link between animal abuse and abuse of an intimate partner. Capitol Pressroom Did you know October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month?
Sojourner Place, Unity House’s shelter for victims of domestic violence, is in need of household sundries for their guests who move from residential stays to permanent housing. The shelter, renamed Sojourner Place when the new building was unveiled in 2012, has 33 beds and is always at capacity. Sojourner Place is a big improvement over the… more
Staff and friends from Unity House formed a team to support the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society’s annual ‘Paws in the Park’ event at Siena College. This fun day helps raise funds for humane society programming and raise awareness about the work of the humane society, notably their partnership with local shelters for victims of domestic violence…. more