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

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

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

We Need to Talk about our Mental Health

For May’s Mental Health Awareness Month, Unity House staffer Samantha Shipherd shares about meeting bicyclists on a mission. “I got your six” Often heard in the military, “I got your six” is a way of saying “I’ve got your back.” It comes from the days of air combat. Before there were sensors to show where… more

May 19th Crafting Event Helps People Find Safety

Local Group Hosts Fundraiser to help victims of Domestic Violence Satisfy your crafting itch and create a unique piece of art for you or a loved one. In the process, you’ll support the Friends and Family of Liza Ellen Warner Association, Inc. which helps victims of domestic violence, like those served at Unity House. The… more

Spring/Summer Newsletter Published

Newsletter Available Online The Unity House Newsletter is now available online. You can view it here: Unity House Spring 2022 Newsletter RSVP! You can confirm attendance and purchase your ticket to the Fond Farewell Breakfast event for retiring CEO Chris Burke on June 30th at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, by contacting Mandy Brown at… more

Paint & Sip to benefit Mental Health Programming

Mark your calendars! May 26th at Troy’s River Street Market Christina Norris, of the eponymous design studio, is not only a talented artist, but a generous person. Christina offers Paint & Sip events, gatherings of artists- both actual and aspiring- where folks can paint while enjoying a beverage. It’s creativity in a relaxed atmosphere of… 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. Michael DiAcetis loves spending time with his family, eating barbecue, watching basketball, and daily walk with his pups. He works at National Grid, where he seems to wear many hats, all about people and connections. We… more

Employee Spotlight

People who make life better Darkel Gerard knows Unity House. He’s been involved with Unity House one way or another for almost 20 years. A native of Brooklyn, Darkel now calls Lansingburgh home. He describes Unity House as a great place. “I love the people I work with.” Hi colleagues would say the same about… more