Domestic Violence Services

Domestic Violence Programs

24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline

Unity House’s 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline is an anonymous service which provides crisis intervention, information and referrals 24-hours a day, year-round. Collect calls accepted. To talk with a counselor in confidence call, (518) 272-2370.

Cell Phones

Unity House has 911 cell phones that are available for victims of domestic violence free of charge. For more information, call Domestic Violence Emergency Services at 518.272.5917.

Additional Programs

  • Case Management

    Case Managers work with victims of domestic violence to assess their needs and provide safety planning based on an individual’s need. The level of service is diverse and intensive and may include: living skills training, obtaining and maintaining housing, utilities and employment, financial literacy, legal assistance, coordinating with the Department of Social Services, Mental Health Services, health care providers and other community resources.

    For more information, call Domestic Violence Services at 518.272.5917.

  • Community Education, Outreach and Training

    Domestic Violence awareness and training is available to the public and community agencies interested in becoming knowledgeable about domestic violence, stalking and related matters.

    For more information, call Domestic Violence Services at 518.272.5917.

  • Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention

    Dating violence and healthy relationships education programs are available for high schools and colleges.

    Counselors are also available to support school personnel when dating violence occurs among students.

    For more information, call Domestic Violence Services at 518.272.5917

  • Counseling

    Individual counseling and group support is available to victims of domestic violence and their children. Unity House also provides support groups for stalking.

    For more information, call Domestic Violence Emergency Services at 518.272.5917.

     

  • Crime Victims Assistance

    Crime victims can access crime victim applications and receive assistance with completing their applications. Unity House also has Notary services available on site.

    For more information, call Domestic Violence Emergency Services at 518.272.5917.

  • Law Project

    The Unity House Law Project provides  free legal consultation and representation to victims of domestic violence. The Law Project staff is experienced in resolving the often-complicated legal challenges faced by victims of domestic violence who are seeking civil legal relief. The Law Project staff provides assistance in preparing legal documents, court accompaniment, safety planning and emotional support in addition to direct representation. Legal services include: assistance in obtaining orders of protection, custody, child support, divorce and other family court related matters.

    For more information, call Domestic Violence Services at 518.272.5917.

  • Advocacy

    Unity House educates, collaborates with others and advocates to influence policy to create awareness of the people we serve and the issues they face.

    For more information, call Domestic Violence Services at 518.272.5917.

  • Emergency Shelter

    Unity House operates the only licensed Domestic Violence Shelter in Rensselaer County.  Sojourner Place, the Domestic Violence Shelter, is available to victims of domestic violence and their children who no longer have a safe place to stay free from violence. The 33-bed shelter provides safe refuge in a confidential location.

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