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A Child’s Place featured in Troy Record

Troy Record visits A Child’s Place at Unity House. Read Lauren Halligan’s article here. The visit was prompted by the recent name change of the program. Originally called the Unity Sunshine Program when it was established in the 1970’s, Unity House’s services for children have evolved to meet the growing needs of families with young… more

Community Day a Success

On Friday, July 14th staff and area service providers came together at Unity Houe’s Front Door for a community day. A fabulous lunch was prepared and served by the chef and staff at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, and other services providers had tables of information. On hand were resources from ACCESS- VR (vocational rehabilitation… more

A Child’s Place at Unity House

New Name for Unity House Children’s Program Unity House’s childcare and special education programs will now be called A Child’s Place at Unity House. Formerly known as the Unity Sunshine Program, services for children date back to the early 1970’s when the founders of Unity House were responding to the needs of families in the… more

Unity House to provide HCBS

HCBS stands for Home and Community Based Services Unity House can provide long-term care services and supports in the home or community. These services can be: Education Support Services Empowerment Services-Peer Supports Family Support and Training Habilitation Intensive Supported Employment (ISE) Non-Medical Transportation Ongoing Supported Employment Prevocational Services Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) Short-Term Crisis Respite Transitional… more

Spring Newsletter

Newsletter Available Online The Unity House Spring Newsletter is now available online. You can view it here: Spring 2017 Newsletter If you would like a hard copy of the newsletter mailed to you, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (518) 274-2607 x4133.

Bank of America Delivers

Diapers, Diapers, Diapers! Bank of America wanted to give back. And they sure did. They learned of Unity House’s Basics for Babies program and how, for young parents, meeting the basic needs of young children can be a challenge. Food pantries may not have on their shelves the items a baby needs. And vouchers for… more

Food for Thought

Quality = Dignity People living with food insecurity need access to quality, nutrient-dense food. That can be a challenge for food pantries and soup kitchens who rely on donations. As much as we try to make visiting a food pantry a ‘shopping’ experience where one can exercise choice, the supplies are limited. It’s not like shopping in the… more

Thank you PHILA!

Philanthropy Club at Emma Willard School Makes a Difference It’s a club, but runs sort of like a class in which students at the Emma Willard School make informed choices about how to make an impact in their community. For many at the school, it’s a chance to learn more about causes, issues that affect… more

Thank You Shenendehowa Quilt Project

Sewn with comfort, prayers and love Unity House was thrilled to receive a large donation of quilts from the Shenendehowa Quilt Project. The quilts will go to Sojourner Place, Unity House’s shelter for victims of domestic violence. The shelter is often in need of blankets, quilts, twin-size sheet sets, towels and toiletries. The quilts are part of a… more

Getting her Kicks with Community Service

Columbia High School Student on a Mission Shruti Kamat, a 15-year-old student at Columba High School is working toward her black belt in Tae Kwon Do, the culmination of a 5-year journey with Columbia Tae Kwon Do in Rensselaer. It takes years of training and practice to achieve black belt status. Along the way, students learn skills… more

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