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Muslim Soup Kitchen Project and Zakat Foundation Donate Freezer to Bethany

Unity House’s Bethany Community Meals received a welcome donation:  a new freezer to store halal meat. The term Halal is food that is permissible under Islamic law. Since Halal meat cannot be stored with non-Halal meat, the donation of a freezer for storage of Halal meat is a generous gift. While all the donated meat meets these strict Islamic… more

ReStyle Store Open during Troy Night Out!

ReStyle, Unity House’s store located at 2431 Sixth Avenue, will be open for upcoming Troy Night Out on Friday, July 31. ReStyle offers gently used name brand clothing at fantastic prices. Special evening hours on the 31st will accommodate shoppers out for Troy Night Festivities. Questions or looking to help out that night?  Call us at… more

Unity House announces three promotions

 (Troy, N.Y.) — Unity House has announced the promotion of Milinda Reed to director of human resources and general counsel, Andrea Ryan to corporate compliance officer, and David Warren to service director of Domestic Violence Services. In her new role, Reed provides guidance, problem resolution, and facilitation in the areas of employee benefits, employee relations,… more

New Director for Domestic Violence Services Program

Unity House is proud to announce Dave Warren is now the Service Director of the Domestic Violence Services Program. Dave brings more than 8 years of service in the Unity House DV Services Program, formerly as the police advocate, and more recently as program director supervising criminal justice services and data management. During his time… more

There’s still time to help send a child to camp!

You can help send a low-income child to camp this summer! Campers are gearing up for great fun with Unity House’s free Traveling Summer Day Camp.  We need your support to make this program available year after year.  You can help by going to the “How to Help” section of our website and making a… more

Soul Fire Farm donates organic vegetables to Unity House food programs

Soul Fire Farm in nearby Grafton donated boxes of fresh produce for use in Bethany Community Meals.  The organic, locally grown produce will be a treat in the Bethany dining room, which sometimes sees as many as 200 guests in the dining room. For more information on Soul Fire Farm, including their ‘Raise the Roof’… more

Unity House Supporter: Albany Fire Extinguisher

Unity House received a surprise visit yesterday from Tom Kretzler of Albany Fire Extinguisher, a Watervliet company that  provides sales and maintenance of fire extinguishers in all settings. Mr. Kretzler’s firm became a vendor to Unity House when we opened The Front Door. Over time, he became more familiar with Unity House’s mission of helping people… more

Virtusa Staff Part of Food Pantry Collection

Staff and friends from Virtusa, a global IT consulting firm with an office in the Rensselaer Tech Park, were part of a food drive to help stock the shelves of the Unity House Food Pantry.  Responding to the request for help a few weeks ago, one staffer put the call out to her colleagues and… 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

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