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Domestic Violence Awareness

Helping Victims Become Survivors by Fostering Pets

“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

Sojourner Place Needs Your Help!

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

Unity House staff and friends help Humane Society

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

Domestic Violence Services Program- all Paws on Deck!

Unity House will once again have a team of walkers- mostly dog walkers- in the Hudson Mohawk Humane Society’s annual “Paws in the Park” event.  Scheduled for Saturday, June 27th on the campus of Siena College in Loudonville, this family-friendly event is a great way to raise funds for the valuable work of the humane… more

The Cost of Domestic Violence

Interesting- and short!- piece on the costs of fleeing domestic violence.  We often champion victims who try to leave abusive situations with little understanding of what it costs them, financially and otherwise. This piece, which highlights a study on the economic costs of leaving an abusive situation, helps foster greater understanding and helpful things employers, among… more

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