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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

Two Day Pop Up Shop to benefit Margination and Unity House

Come to ReStyle on Troy Night Out, Friday March 27 from 5-9pm for a fabulous pop-up shop with Margination.  There will be hundreds of fabulous NEW clothes available.  The sale continues on Saturday, March 28 from 10-2pm. You won’t want to miss this!

Thank you St. Michael’s Parish of Troy, NY!!

The Stewardship Ministry of St. Michael’s Parish (Troy) once again held their wonderful “Three Irish Voices” to benefit area non-profits, Unity House among them.  The evening was a wonderful event full of good cheer and good fun. Many thanks to the talented, giving community of St. Michael’s for a wonderful evening and for their caring… more

Cure Violence- Unity House to be part of community panel

Unity House is pleased to be part of a panel of community organizations and stakeholders to bring Cure Violence to Troy and surrounding communities. Cure Violence is guided by clear understandings that violence is a health issue, that individuals and communities can change for the better, that community partners and strategic partnerships are keys to… more

One Billion Rising a Success at Siena College

Siena College hosted Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services Program and other groups for their One Billion Rising event in February.  A global movement to end violence against women and girls, the event drew individuals and groups from around the capital region to gather, sing, dance and network towards a common goal. Many thanks to Siena College… more

Spring is Springing!

Staff at Unity House’s Unity Sunshine Program are busy planning for the arrival of a very special rabbit!  The Spring Bunny as he is known, will visit our Unity Sunshine Programs at the end of March and early April.  Child development staff take this opportunity to focus on spring themes and fun traditions. You can… more

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month

Unity House is looking forward to honoring the many volunteers who help around Unity House- in both large and small ways.  Stay tuned for more details as we plan an afternoon social to thank our volunteers for sharing their time and talent in the community. Interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities for yourself or… more

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