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To be honored with Volunteer Leadership Award As part of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program will be honoring two very special awardees at October 19th’s Domestic Violence Awareness Event and Art Show. The event will showcase art from survivors of domestic violence and serves as an opportunity to highlight… more

Origami Butterflies Spread Message of Hope

Butterflies are amazing pollinators, aren’t they? Spreading the word that help is available for victims of domestic violence is the kind of pollination that staff and volunteers in Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program are going for. The paper butterflies, made out of folded paper to created beautiful origami butterflies, have information discreetly placed on each creature…. more

A Child’s Place Rocks!

Can Painted Rocks Change the World? We think so. Teachers and children at Unity House’s A Child’s Place embrace a unique project. Children will paint rocks that will be part of a project called, “Only One You”. The project is based on the children’s book, “Only One You” by author Linda Kranz. The book is the story of… more

SEFCU Carnival for Children

Ponies, Goats, & Sno Cones! What more could a kid want? There was also face painting, bubbles, music, games, toys, crafts, caramel apples and the Mother of All Bouncy Castles.  Two, actually. Children and families enrolled in A Child’s Place at South Troy, Downtown Troy, and Downtown Albany had an amazing day on October 5th at the… more

October 10th is World Mental Health Day

Removing the stigma of mental health helps reduce barriers to accessing help. World Mental Health Day 2017 seeks to take the issue of mental health out of the shadows and into the workplace. Statistics show that only one third of those with mental health conditions actually seek help. Taking the issue out of the shadows… more

Barbara Devore of the Independent Living Center to Accept Award

October Marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program has a full month of outreach and awareness events scheduled for October. These efforts not only bring attention to the issue of domestic violence (DV), but also offer a chance to highlight the community collaboration needed to address the issue of domestic violence in… more

Do you have furniture to donate?

HATAS helps fill a need. Like many organizations, Unity House does not have the ability to pick up, store, or transport furniture to people who need it. Fortunately, the Homeless and Traveler’s Aid Society, working with many partners, has a furniture program that local non-profits and consumers can access. The program asks as a broker… more

Thank You, Walgreens!

Local Pharmacy Makes Flu Shots Available Staff from the Walgreens on Hoosick Street in Troy are doing a good deed. On Wednesday, September 27th, they will be at Unity House’s Front Door, ready to dispense over 100 flu vaccines for people who need them. Health officials predict a particularly challenging flu season, so it’s important… more

October Will Mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month

It’s about more than purple, the signature color to raise awareness The Unity House Domestic Violence Services program offers safe space to all victims of dating and domestic abuse. For the month of October, staff and volunteers will be working with community stakeholders to Go Purple to raise awareness of the issue of Domestic Violence as… more

Baby, It’s Hot Outside!

High temperatures or not, we are planning for the holiday season Unity House elves and volunteers are already planning for the busiest time of the year: December, when we help coordinate gifts for over 1,500 children across Unity House programs. Easy Ways to Help Get involved by making a gift to our Children’s Holiday program. Host a Toy… more