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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Want to help during the holiday season? Condcut a Food Drive at your office or among your friends. Collect toys for Unity House’s Adopt a Family program, or adopt individual children and families to help directly Donate Gift Cards for Unity House’s Adopt a Family program- these are especially great for stores like Gamestop, Walmart,… more

Mary Kay Adopts Moms!

Sheri Miter, a Rensselaer county-based Mary Kay Indepedent Beauty Consultant, has come up with Adopt a Mom to go with Unity House’s Adopt a Family Program, which helps so many who are struggling at this special time of year. Sheri was inspired to help women in particular.  Partnering with her clients, her goal is to… more

GCAR Makes Donation to Unity House

Mr. David LaVoie, of the Greater Capital Region Association of Realtors Community Outreach Fund, stopped by Unity House to present a check in the amount o f$500 to Unity House.  Mr. LaVoie describes GCAR, “With voluntary contributions from their membership, GCAR is able to make contributions to local housing-oriented groups and organizations which are in need of financial support.  Our contributions… more

Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin and ‘Coats for Kids’

Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin, of the 108th District, stopped by Unity House to drop off loads of coats for kids and adults as part of his annual Coats for Kids drive.  At his office, donors dropped off coats and other winter wear in all sizes to be donated to Unity House. Thank you to Assemblyman McLaughlin… more

The Run for Help

The Run for Help in memory of Liza Ellen Warner and Nikki L. Hart will be held on Sunday, June 9th at the Goff Middle School in East Greenbush. This 5K run/walk event brings awareness to the serious issue of domestic violence and raises funds for The Nikki Hart Children’s Memorial Fund and Unity House Domestic Violence… more

Got Bath Towels?

Unity House’s shelter for women in domestic violence is seeking bath towels and other goods for the residents who stay in the shelter.  For more information on specific needs, check out this flyer: Bath_towel_flyer  

Unity House Launches Capital Campaign

Unity House officially began construction of its new community resource center, The Front Door, which will be an integral part of the Troy community, allowing Unity House to provide enhanced services for people in need throughout Rensselaer County.   “We are confident that The Front Door will contribute to the improvement, safety and stabilization of… more

Construction Starts on The Front Door

Unity House is pleased to announce the official start of constuction of The Front Door, a community resource center located at their site at 2431 Sixth Avenue in Troy.  The building is part of Unity House’s Capital Campaign, an effort to raise $8 million to build The Front Door as well as Sojourner Place, a… more

Mary Jane Smith to be honored as a Woman of Distinction

We’ve known it all along: Mary Jane Smith is a Woman of Distinction! Senator Neil Breslin will be honoring Ms. Smith for her work with Unity House. The ceremony will take place on May 7th at The Capitol. Long retired from Unity House, Mary Jane Smith has remained a tireless advocate for people in need. When… more

New Director of Poverty Services Named!

Unity House has named Christine Nealon to the position of Director of Poverty Services. Starting in late April, Ms. Nealon will oversee the Bethany @ Unity congregate meals program, the Unique Boutique Thrift Store, the food pantry and other forms of assistance for people needing help with life’s essentials. It’s an exciting time for our… more