News + Events


KeyBank Comes Through

Key4Women Thinks Outside the Box Key4Women is the bank’s nationwide community of entrepreneurial and executive business women brought together by KeyBank to help them thrive. It’s more that just banking services for women-owned businesses, it’s also a network, a philanthropically-minded group, and a resource for women everywhere. Frankly, it’s also an inspiration. At least it seemed that… more

They are ‘The Good Stuff’!!

Old Brick Furniture Presenting Sponsor The I Love Unity House Gala is our signature celebratory event. We’re thrilled to be honoring Community Heroes like KeyBank, the Prout & Robison Families, and the Hon. Kathy Jimino on February 9, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy.  It will be a great night! Old Brick Furniture is… more

November marks Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month

 How to help Host a drive for your local food pantry or shelter: the Unity House food pantry is seeking pantry goods for Thanksgiving Food Packages. Or donate directly to the food pantry. Buying in bulk through our regional food bank makes a cash donation an efficient way to give. Collect needed items for shelter… more

Posters for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Have you seen these images? They are meant to be arresting. To make the viewer uncomfortable. They deal with, after all, an uncomfortable subject: domestic violence. The idea of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month is to shine a light on the topic and focus on the community collaboration needed to address this complex issue and… more

Climb Higher!

Children at Unity House’s A Child’s Place Enjoy New Indoor Rock Climbing Wall Did you know that physical and occupational therapy for young children can sometimes be uncomfortable? That’s where the Adaptive Rock Wall is a great new feature in the Motor Room at A Child’s Place in Troy. Working on motor skills is key… more

SEFCU Comes Through

Credit Union Supports Community Resources Unity House was among the recipients of a $10,000 donation from SEFCU. The donation was made in support of programs that help with life’s essentials such as food, housing, clothing, and jobs.  SEFCU also donated to Albany’s Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless. The support was made at the group’s annual… more

Hair and Body Essentials

To be honored with Volunteer Leadership Award As part of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program will be honoring two very special awardees at October 19th’s Domestic Violence Awareness Event and Art Show. The event will showcase art from survivors of domestic violence and serves as an opportunity to highlight… more

Origami Butterflies Spread Message of Hope

Butterflies are amazing pollinators, aren’t they? Spreading the word that help is available for victims of domestic violence is the kind of pollination that staff and volunteers in Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program are going for. The paper butterflies, made out of folded paper to created beautiful origami butterflies, have information discreetly placed on each creature…. more

A Child’s Place Rocks!

Can Painted Rocks Change the World? We think so. Teachers and children at Unity House’s A Child’s Place embrace a unique project. Children will paint rocks that will be part of a project called, “Only One You”. The project is based on the children’s book, “Only One You” by author Linda Kranz. The book is the story of… more

SEFCU Carnival for Children

Ponies, Goats, & Sno Cones! What more could a kid want? There was also face painting, bubbles, music, games, toys, crafts, caramel apples and the Mother of All Bouncy Castles.  Two, actually. Children and families enrolled in A Child’s Place at South Troy, Downtown Troy, and Downtown Albany had an amazing day on October 5th at the… more