Spectrum Helps Feed Families

By working with the Junior League of Albany, Spectrum was able to make a difference Spectrum’s donation of $2,500 to the Junior League of Albany funded the purchase of local grocery gift cards for over 60 families in Albany. Many families served at A Child’s Place at Unity House’s Albany location benefitted from this great… more

Housing Support

One of life’s essentials, housing has always been a key service at Unity House

Our housing programs have one goal: to help people live an independent, productive, and satisfying life in the community.  It began simply enough: in the mid-70’s, Unity Park House opened as a community residence, where people and staff lived together. It was a time when people with mental illness were being ‘deinstitutionalized’ for a community-based form… more

Hillside Views

Neighbors Address Need Collectively In 2018 neighbors investing their time and resources spoke up at a 2018 community event advocating for equitable investment of public resources in their neighborhood, namely around housing and playgrounds. The neighborhood is Troy’s Hillside North, bordered by Ingalls Avenue on the north; 11th Street on the east; Hoosick Street on the… more

CEO Chris Burke Makes a Big Anouncement

Unity House CEO announces retirement plans Unity House’s CEO, Chris Burke, announced that he will retire from the role in mid-2022. Only the second Chief Executive Officer in the organization’s 50-year history, Chris has led the organization for more than 30 years. Unity House extends our best wishes to him! Dynamic Leadership “The name Chris… more

Help with Rental Arrears Arrives

ERAP stands for Emergency Rental Assistance Program ERAP is a program out of the NYS Office of Temporary Disability. You can find more details on their website. The goal, as described on their site, is to “provide significant economic relief to help low and moderate-income households at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability by… more

Chi Phi Fundraiser

RPI Fraternity Gives Back Members of the Theta Chapter of the Chi Phi Fraternity on the RPI campus in Troy could not do many of their usual service projects due to the need for social distancing. The group moved to online support, as a way to give back and make a difference in their community…. more

Employee Spotlight

People who help make life better Totia Harris always knew she wanted to help people, she just wasn’t sure how that would take shape. It was as a student at Russel Sage that she first connected with Unity House and found where she could make an impact.   As part of her research for a… more

Employee Spotlight

People who help make life better Liz Dinardo is the Program Director at one of Unity House’s three community residences, in our Housing Support Services program. It’s a direct care role, where she interacts with people who use Unity House services, often referred to as consumers, as well as oversee staff who are available 24/7… more

Win a Custom Piece from Drue Sanders Custom Jewelers!

Enter our Raffle for your chance to win If you’ve lived in the Capital Region for more than 5 minutes, you know that Drue Sanders Custom Jewelers does the best work around. Their pieces are stunning in their beauty and expert in their craftsmanship. To celebrate our 50th Anniversary year, Drue Sanders has crafted a… more

Hoosick Falls Satellite Space Fills a Need

Improved outreach in rural areas Unity House is known for comprehensive services but what if you live in an area that is far from our staff? What if you can’t easily get to one of our locations in Troy? Thanks to Hoosick Falls Police Chief Robert Ashe, residents of Hoosick Falls and nearby communities now… more