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October 10th is World Mental Health Day

Removing the stigma of mental health helps reduce barriers to accessing help. World Mental Health Day 2017 seeks to take the issue of mental health out of the shadows and into the workplace. Statistics show that only one third of those with mental health conditions actually seek help. Taking the issue out of the shadows… more

Barbara Devore of the Independent Living Center to Accept Award

October Marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program has a full month of outreach and awareness events scheduled for October. These efforts not only bring attention to the issue of domestic violence (DV), but also offer a chance to highlight the community collaboration needed to address the issue of domestic violence in… more

Do you have furniture to donate?

HATAS helps fill a need. Like many organizations, Unity House does not have the ability to pick up, store, or transport furniture to people who need it. Fortunately, the Homeless and Traveler’s Aid Society, working with many partners, has a furniture program that local non-profits and consumers can access. The program asks as a broker… more

Thank You, Walgreens!

Local Pharmacy Makes Flu Shots Available Staff from the Walgreens on Hoosick Street in Troy are doing a good deed. On Wednesday, September 27th, they will be at Unity House’s Front Door, ready to dispense over 100 flu vaccines for people who need them. Health officials predict a particularly challenging flu season, so it’s important… more

October Will Mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month

It’s about more than purple, the signature color to raise awareness The Unity House Domestic Violence Services program offers safe space to all victims of dating and domestic abuse. For the month of October, staff and volunteers will be working with community stakeholders to Go Purple to raise awareness of the issue of Domestic Violence as… more

Baby, It’s Hot Outside!

High temperatures or not, we are planning for the holiday season Unity House elves and volunteers are already planning for the busiest time of the year: December, when we help coordinate gifts for over 1,500 children across Unity House programs. Easy Ways to Help Get involved by making a gift to our Children’s Holiday program. Host a Toy… more

Holiday Gift Program

Sign Ups for our annual Holiday Gift program for children are now under way! If you would like to Adopt a Child and fulfill their Wish List of wants and needs, please contact Mandy Brown at (518) 274-2607 4139 or events@UnityHouseNY.org To the many office groups, book clubs, churches, families and individuals who have adopted… more

Let’s Talk about BABIES!

Can you help with any items on our Wish List? Babies need lots of care and many of the things they need are expensive. Some of these items, like wipes and diapers, are used in our early childhood education and daycare* programs. Others are needed for our Holiday Gift program. Help with these items is… more

Save the Date!

Thursday, October 19th! Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program has lots planned for October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Among the many outreach events is a DVAwareness Event and Art Show at The Arts Center for the Capital Region in downtown Troy. The event will showcase artwork of survivors of domestic violence and will honor the community collabors… more

Great Gatsby Gala: October 21st

Liza Ellen Warner Nikki L. Hart. These two young women were victims of domestic violence who died at the hands of their batterers. Friends and family, and those committed to addressing the issue of domestic violence in our community, are coming together once again to honor their memories and to raise needed funds for services for victim… more

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