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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

Are you ready for the summer?!?

School is almost out and the Unity House Traveling Summer Camp is getting ready for an influx of kids. Since 1972, the free Unity House traveling summer day camp has provided opportunities for children to spend time outside, take trips to state parks and museums, to swim, to play ball, and explore the world around… more

Domestic Violence Services Program- all Paws on Deck!

Unity House will once again have a team of walkers- mostly dog walkers- in the Hudson Mohawk Humane Society’s annual “Paws in the Park” event.  Scheduled for Saturday, June 27th on the campus of Siena College in Loudonville, this family-friendly event is a great way to raise funds for the valuable work of the humane… more

Golf for Good Postponed to July 20th

Due to rain, organizers have postponed the golf tournament from June 1 to July 20th. Questions?  Contact us during business hours at (518) 274-2607 or, if urgent, at cell: (518) 269-2255. Golf for Good! a co-hosted tournament to benefit Catholic Charities and Unity House NEW Date:  Monday, July 20 Thank you for joining us!

Class of ’58 Finds Long Lost Teacher

Before she was one of the founders of Unity House, she was a teacher.  In 1958 Mary Jane Smith, then a sister in the order of St. Joseph named Sister Samuel Joseph, was teacher to the 8th grade class at St. Columbus in Schenectady. Mary Jane Smith left teaching in 1971 and she joined Regis Obijiski and Peter… more

Unity Sunshine Children: Got Books?

Thanks to the amazing work of NYSUT and First Book, area children will receive books free of charge that are theirs to keep.  Having access to books is key to building literacy and academic success.  That’s why the staff at Unity House’s Unity Sunshine Daycare and Preschool were delighted to be among the recipients of… more

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