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Take Back the Night 2015

Take Back the Night, marches at night aimed to focus attention on the issue of sexual violence, is happening in the Capital Region.  For more information on an event near you, go to www.takebackthenight.org Locally, the Family and Friends of Liza Ellen Warner and The Niki L. Hart Memorial Children’s Fund will host a walk… 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

Should you be able to buy filet mignon with your SNAP benefits?

There’s a lot of debate- and even some legislation- on what items should be eligible for food stamp purchases.  Here’s an interesting take on that question:   http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/07/the-double-standard-of-making-poor-people-prove-theyre-worthy-of-government-benefits/

Spring Means Basics for Babies

Basics for Babies helps hundreds of struggling families to provide for their infants and young children. With support from generous donors, Unity House provides countless amounts of clothing, bottles, blankets and other basic infant supplies to parents in need. Our Baby Room at The Front Door has a rotating stock of supplies such as diapers, baby formula… more

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month

At Unity House, we have many reasons to appreciate volunteers. Is it because they share their time and talent in myriad ways around Unity House? Is it because they help in ways both large and small, one-time and over and over again? Yes, yes, and yes. We consider volunteers vital to our success and are… more

Family and Friends of Liza Warner set date for The Run for Help!

Family and Friends of Liza Ellen Warner are once again organizing the Run for Help. A 5K Run/Walk to raise awareness about the epidemic of violence in our community. Set for Sunday, June 7th at Goff Middle School in East Greenbush, NY, this family-friendly event will have a Fun Dash for little kids, a Youth… more

Two Day Pop Up Shop to benefit Margination and Unity House

Come to ReStyle on Troy Night Out, Friday March 27 from 5-9pm for a fabulous pop-up shop with Margination.  There will be hundreds of fabulous NEW clothes available.  The sale continues on Saturday, March 28 from 10-2pm. You won’t want to miss this!

Thank you St. Michael’s Parish of Troy, NY!!

The Stewardship Ministry of St. Michael’s Parish (Troy) once again held their wonderful “Three Irish Voices” to benefit area non-profits, Unity House among them.  The evening was a wonderful event full of good cheer and good fun. Many thanks to the talented, giving community of St. Michael’s for a wonderful evening and for their caring… more

Cure Violence- Unity House to be part of community panel

Unity House is pleased to be part of a panel of community organizations and stakeholders to bring Cure Violence to Troy and surrounding communities. Cure Violence is guided by clear understandings that violence is a health issue, that individuals and communities can change for the better, that community partners and strategic partnerships are keys to… more

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