Recognizing 50 Years of Caring Compassion

Rensselaer County Legislature Commends Unity House On the occasion of Unity House’s 50th year of making life better, the Rensselaer County Legislature passed a Resolution recognizing the value of this work. The resolution was passed unanimously and a copy was presented to Unity House CEO Chris Burke. Unity House is grateful for this recognition and… more

Employee Spotlight

People who help make life better Sue Butler seems to know everyone, both at work and in the community. That’s how it goes when you’ve worked at Unity House for over 40 years. Sue started in 1981, working in children’s services, then called Unity Sunshine. Today children’s services are called A Child’s Place at Unity… more

Kayla Treanor: Champion on the field and off

In the world of women’s lacrosse Kayla Treanor is a leader: as a player on the field, as a coach on the sidelines. Kayla is also an advocate for people in need. This summer Kayla will play the sport she loves while being part of a team that champions the civic good. Kayla is playing… more

Family Funday a Success!

Many Thanks! The Sunday Family Funday, which served as a kick-off to our 50th anniversary year, was a great day! Despite soggy ground and a few rain showers, family fun was had by all. We were grateful to see so many familiar faces, from near and far; new friends and old. As many know, Unity… more

Unity House Annual Report 2020 Available Online

The annual report, including a list of those who support Unity House as well as the financials of the organization and snapshots of some programs is now available online. You can download the 2020 report. Unity House 2020 Annual Report with list of donors Please note: as this documents our 50th anniversary, it is 16… more

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