Children’s Holiday Program Needs help fulfilling Wishes and Needs

Annual holiday program helps over 1,500 children across Unity House programs There are toys, games, balls, books, boots, blankets, and jammies. With the help of many generous elves, Unity House’s Children’s Holiday Program helps children in need have a magical holiday. There are several ways to get involved: buys gifts or host a toy drive… more

Free Playgroup for parents with infants in Troy

You & Me Playgroup fills a need A Child’s Place at Unity House is forming a You & Me Playgroup. Free for parents of infants (up to 6 months of age), the playgroup is a chance to meet other parents, ask questions of experts, and hang out with your baby, all in a relaxing environment…. more

Combined Federal Campaign

Are you a federal employee? Federal employees and retirees can help people in need by participating in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Each fall, federal employees are invited to donate to their charity of choice by participating in the CFC: the official workplace giving campaign of the Federal Government. The CFC, like the SEFA campaign… more

Consider Unity House for your SEFA donation

Are you or someone you know a New York State Employee? The SEFA Appeal is now open! Each fall, state employees are invited to donate to their charity of choice by participating in New York State’s SEFA Campaign. SEFA stands for the State Employee Federated Appeal. The campaign offers state employees to elect a specific amount… more

Are you an Amazon Shopper?

You can help! We love shopping local, but sometimes only the world wide web will do. When that’s the case and you find yourself on Amazon, consider two ways you can help: Start with AmazonSmile. It’s the Amazon foundation that gives a portion of eligible purchases to charities. Unity House has signed up to receive donations… more

Employee Spotlight

People who help make life better In her 22 years at Unity House, Karen McKenzie didn’t always work on the front line at our community resource center. She started out in Supportive Housing & Case Management Services, becoming an assistant director of our community residence program. Karen worked in mental health, then homelessness prevention, and… more

Community Block Party: a show of support for survivors

Kicking off Awareness Month with free block party that honors community collaboration October is Domestic Violence awareness month. Among other outreach events, the Unity House Domestic Violence Services program will host a Community Block Party. This free event will take place on Saturday, October 9th on Union Street in Troy, NY. Union Street is adjacent… more

It takes generations of heart to make pizza so delicious

Rocco DeFazio puts his heart in to everything he does Whether it’s the signature DeFazio’s pizza that is a Troy treasure, or the annual stickball tournament for kids at Joseph’s House, Rocco doesn’t do anything half way. So it was not too much of a surprise when Rocco reached out to Unity House with an… more

Working Together to address food insecurity

For families facing food insecurity, Fall can be a stressful time. For this reason, access to a food pantry and community meals can be a lifeline to individuals and families facing food insecurity- when consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources. Unity House is proud to partner with… more

Board of Director Profile

Unity House’s committed Board of Directors are not just the ultimate volunteers, they are a deep bench of expertise. We recently sat down with Noreen McKee, a longtime volunteer who currently serves as a board member, to talk about what motivates her to keep showing up and speaking out. Q: How did you first learn… more