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Will the Federal Shutdown Affect Unity House?

You may have seen news articles, like this one from Glamour, that talk about the impact the federal shutdown could have on programs that provide refuge and resources for victims of domestic violence.

It’s true: programs that rely on federal funding at any level will experience issues should the shutdown, now entering it’s 4th week, continue.

Rest assured, at Unity House, are doors are open and we remain committed to providing life-saving services that help victims become survivors. People seeking help with an issue of dating or domestic abuse, need help with civil legal matters, or just in need of a conversation about the topic of domestic violence, can call, walk-in, or email our Domestic Violence Services Program. Help is always available.

The 24 Hour Emergency Hotline for help with domestic violence: (518) 272-2370.

Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program offers safe space to all victims of abuse and all services are voluntary, free, and confidential.

If you are concerned about the availability of programs in your area, consider calling your local resource and ask how you can help. If you would like to help Unity House’s program, consider making a gift to Unity House, donating needed items from our Wish Lists, or volunteering your time to help us fulfill our mission. On behalf of those we serve, thank you.