Residential Services: emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence

Experienced Leader Oversees Shelter Julie Keegan LMHC, formerly Unity House’s Domestic Violence Clinical Program Director, is now Assistant Director of Residential and Clinical Services. Julie will head up the 33-bed confidential domestic violence shelter. A licensed mental health counselor, Julie will also manage the counseling program, serving adults and youth across the program. Working closely… more

Non-Residential Services Director at DV is a Familiar Face

An Experienced Leader Sarah McGaughnea, formerly head of Outreach & Youth Services at Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services Program is now head of Non-Residential Services in the program. In this role Sarah overseas all facets of service delivery for victims of domestic violence outside of our 33 bed shelter, called residential services. Whether a person seeking… more

Board of Director Profile

Advocate in Action Susan Shipherd came to know Unity House through her friendship with the late Mary Jane Smith and John Lyons. Susan believed in the social justice work the pair were engaged in. Susan and her husband Jim supported Unity House and other causes by attending events, volunteering, and asking others to support the… more

Northeast Career Planning at Unity House (NCP)

Ambassador Program: meaningful work experience

Have you seen the Unity House Ambassadors in downtown Troy? Maybe you saw them helping out at Summer Square, the Troy Waterfront Farmer’s Market, or directing visitors on their way to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Ambassadors are young adults enrolled in Unity House’s Community Ambassador Program. It is paid work that offers a… more

School Supplies

Can you help with back to school basics? We get many requests for help with basic, school supplies. Can you help with any of the following? Pencils/Pens Folders: two pockets in solid colors and some fun designs Notebooks: spiral, in one subject or several Composition books Notebook paper- wide rule or college rule Kleenex, clorox… more

Thank you, Hilton Garden Inn!

Great event hosts, great volunteers who give back Our local Hilton Garden Inn did a great job hosting our Fond Farewell Breakfast for retiring CEO Chris Burke. Then, the following week, they volunteered at Unity House’s Front Door to cook and serve a delicious catered lunch. Not only was it a great meal for our… more

Unity House appoints David L. Bach as Chief Executive Officer of Unity House

New Leadership Last year, when Chris Burke announced his plans to retire, the all-volunteer board of directors at Unity House swung into action and started an extensive search for a new Chief Executive Officer. On Thursday, the board announced our new leader, David L. Bach. About our new CEO David served as Associate Commissioner of… more

Summertime FUN!

Focus is on Pre-Schoolers at sites and School Age children at Community Resource Center Summer Fun Bags for school age children School age children need options. That is why our summer fun bags were a hit with parents and kids alike. Each bag, usually a cinch sak, contains fun and educational materials for kids. They… more

Donate your Walgreens Cash Reward

Help your fave charity through the app- donate your points this summer! Unity House is participating in the myWalgreens donation program. You can donate your myWalgreens cash rewards to Unity House throughout the summer. At Walgreens, you’ll earn unlimited 1% Walgreens Cash rewards when you shop and you can choose how much of your rewards… more

June is Pride Month at Unity House

Unity House proudly recognizes Pride month, which commemorates the Stonewall Uprising of 1969, the tipping point of the Gay Liberation Movement. You can find local Pride events through the Capital Pride Center’s website, organizers of the June 11th Pride Parade in Albany. Look for the Unity House group of marchers and find our table at… more