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Solar Panels for The Front Door

Unity House’s new community resource center, The Front Door, located at 2431 Sixth Avenue in Troy, will be powered in part by solar energy. The 27.5 kW solar photovoltaic array on the roof of the building will provide 31,566 kWh’s annually. This array will result in approximately $2,775 of energy cost savings annually (17.31% total savings… more

New Director for Unity Sunshine Program

Susan Rimkunas now Director of Unity Sunshine Program Unity House has promoted Susan Rimkunas to the position of Director of Unity Sunshine Programs. Rimkunas will oversee the organization’s child care, early intervention, special needs, universal pre-k and traveling summer camp programs. Rimkunas has a strong belief in supporting children, emphasizing those who have difficulty learning…. more

Traveling Summer Camp Receives Stewart’s Holiday Match!

Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match will help support the Unity Sunshine Program’s Traveling Summer Camp. Since 1972 Unity House has provided a free Traveling Summer Day Camp for children ages 5-12. The camp takes advantage of the many free child friendly and educational opportunities available in the Capital Region, such as Grafton Lake and Lincoln Park… more

Food Security Team Presents Film Series

The Unity House Food Security Team will present a series of films on issues related to food insecurity. Food insecurity is when one does not have consistent access to adequate food, due to lack of money and other resources. The Unity House Food Security Team is a group of staff, volunteers and consumers. For more information on upcoming films or… more

The Run for Help!

Race organizers have set the date of Sunday, June 8th for the annual Run for Help, a 5K Race/Walk against domestic violence.  The event is co-sponsored by Family and Friends of Liza Ellen Warner Association, Inc. and The Nikki Hart Children’s Memorial Fund.  Proceeds benefit the fund and the Domestic Violence Services Program of Unity… more

Unity House to participate in World Book Night on April 23

With the help of the Junior League of Troy, a civic group whose focus this year is on literacy, Unity House clients in the Domestic Violence Services Program will benefit from World Book Night 2014.  World Book Night, commemorated on William Shakespeare’s birthday, strives to inspire a love of reading by giving a copy of… more

USP Receives Visit from Dept. of Education

Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the U.S. Department of Education, Michael Yudin visited the Albany location of the Unity Sunshine Program in April.  He came to see the fully integrated and inclusive early learning setting for young children with disabilities to learn alongside their typically developing peers. Mr. Yudin met with… more

Unity Sunshine Program and News Channel 13’s Kids Who Care

Unity House’s Unity Sunshine Program was delighted to see a local teen who has a huge heart for children’s literacy profiled on News Channel 13’s Thirteen Kids Who Care. Kristin Connolly is no stranger to the Unity Sunshine Program, where she has worked diligently to create a picture book library for the kids who attend… more

Paws in the Park and Unity House

Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services Program has formed a team for the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society’s Paws in the Park event.  This family-friendly event will be on Saturday, Jun 21st at Siena College Campus.  There will be a Blessing of the Animals and a Zumba warm-up before a community walk kicks off at 9am. Those interested in… more

Bear Hugs Bring Brotherly Love

Sojourner Place, Unity House’s residence for victims of domestic violence, is the grateful recipient of the work of Bridging People and Place’s Bear Hugs Program.  The organization is a local, non-profit whose mission is to connect those wanting to volunteer their time to programs designed to bring comfort to others. They believe that service should… more

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