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The Yoga Loft in Albany and Sunday Sadhana

The Yoga Loft, located in the DelSo neighborhood of Albany at 540 Delaware Avenue is gifting 100% of all proceeds from their Sunday morning ‘Pay as you Will’ class to Unity House in the month of May.  Each month, the Yoga Loft picks a charity to benefit from this communal yoga practice offered on Sunday… more

Domestic Violence Awareness

Domestic Violence Services Program and Congressman Chris Gibson Team Up

Staff from Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services Program and Congressman Chris Gibson spent the morning at East Greenbush High School to talk about the important issue of Teen Dating Violence.  In two assemblies, addressing ninth graders and later 12 graders, Congressman Gibson opened the assemblies by welcoming the students and emphasizing the importance of good… more

Bethany to host Cooking Matters Workshop- a six part series

Bethany, Unity House’s community meals program which serves breakfast and lunch daily, will host a six part series, Cooking Matters as part of the Capital Region Eat Smart New York. A collaboration between Cornell Universtiy Cooperative Extension, the NYS Office of Temporary Disability and Assistance and USDA SNAP, the 6 part series is a fun… more

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

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