Honor a Special Valentine with a Special Gift

For Valentine’s Day, consider a gift of kindness A gift to Unity House can be a way to show appreciation for the services people rely on. It can also be a way to send love to a special someone in your life. A Special Gift This year, instead of candy or flowers, make a gift… more

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

So Long to a Legend

Wishing Linda Lewis well on her retirement Unity House has a variety of programs and services. No one has worked in more of them than Linda Lewis, Unity House Chief of Staff who will retire after 40 years in the behavioral health field, 25 of them at Unity House. Linda started in 1982 at Samaritan… more

Unity House Publishes Annual Financial Data

Financial Details for year ending 2021 Each year Unity House publishes financial information, reflecting the non-profit organization’s expenses and revenue for the calendar year. This data, known as Unity House’s financials, is published as official statements which are audited by an independent accounting firm. You can view financial information here. If you wish to receive… more

Thank You, CIS!

Generous Donation Kicks Office Season of Giving Monday, November 14th kicked off Unity House’s Children’s Holiday Program, an initiative that fulfill Wish Lists of more than 1,000 children across Unity House sites and programs. CIS, the Center for Internet Security, joined in to get things started in a BIG way. CIS demonstrates their commitment to… more

What Success Looks Like

Northeast Career Planning at Unity House:  helping people overcome barriers to employment NYSID, the NY State Industries for the Disabled, works with Unity House’s career planning program to help people achieve their career goals. NYSID awards a candidate with the William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award, recognizing exceptional performance. The award and those nominated highlight… more

Fall/Winter Newsletter Published

Newsletter Available Online The Unity House Newsletter is now available online. You can view it here: Unity House Fall/Winter 2022 Newsletter If you would like a hard copy of the newsletter mailed to you, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (518) 274-2633 x4133.

Farewell to a Dear Friend

In Tribute: Jean Cavallo (1932-2022) In 1978 Jean Cavallo came to work with Mary Jane Smith at Unity House. It was a challenging time for Jean: her husband had become disabled and she had four small children at home. Jean started as a bookkeeper, taking on tasks, doing whatever she could to support the mission…. more

Throwback

Times Record newspaper article, August 4, 1973 By Mary Lou Sims, Lifestyle Editor From a 1973 Troy newspaper article we recently discovered: a piece on the late Mary Jane Smith who, along with the late Peter Callagahan and Regis Obijiski, founded Unity House in 1971. This article makes reference to the great needs at the… more