January 18th is National Day of Service: DIY in 2021

MLK Day as a National Day of Service honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity House is NOT accepting volunteers on National Day of Service, Monday, January 18th. Due to the pandemic and the conditions in the Capital Region, we are not able to receive volunteers to help cook, serve, sort clothing… more

Starting off 2021 with Good News

Planned merger between Unity House and Northeast Career Planning, two longstanding Capital Region human services organizations, announced in May 2020, has been complete, effective January 1.                “Our missions and cultures were well aligned and a merger made a great deal of sense to our boards and our management teams,” said Unity House CEO Chris… more

After Christmas: a poem by Howard Thurman

“When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is gone, when the kings and princes are home, when the shepherds are back with their flocks, the work of Christmas begins: to find the lost, to heal the broken, to feed the hungry, to release the prisoner, to rebuild the… more

Employee Spotlight: Kristy Deegan

People who help make life better Kristy Deegan first came to work at Unity House in 2005, when she started at A Child’s Place at Unity House. In a short period of time, she had cooked at both the Troy and Albany locations, no easy feat since there are strict schedules and nutrition requirements in… more

For victims of Domestic Violence, pandemic exacerbates

Now more than ever, access to help is key WRGB’s Liz Bishop speaks about the importance of help for victims of domestic violence, who may experience greater stress during the holidays. Of course, everything seems to be made more extreme by the pandemic and the economic fallout caused by it. You can read and hear… more

Times Union Capital Region Gives

Vote for Unity House and help us win BIG! Look for the Albany Times Union, in print and online, for their special Capital Region Gives section. Now an annual tradition, this special section each November heralds a season of giving and profiles area non-profits. Helping neighbors in ways big and small, area non-profits make an… more

All Heart. All in.

2 Harts One Soul: committed to making a difference Their mission is to raise awareness about domestic violence and support local organizations that serve those affected by domestic and dating abuse. The group was formed by Ashley Hart. Her sister Nikki was killed at the hands of her abuser in 2012. In 2020, Ashley Hart… more

Unity House among Achievers: Changemakers

2020 need for adaptation recognized by Albany Business Review Nothing is the same in 2020, is it? Chris Burke, Unity House’s Chief Executive Officer, has said that the pandemic and the economic fallout have not changed our work at Unity House. The pandemic has increased the need for our services, and it has certainly changed… more

How to Help

Make a difference People often ask, ‘What can I do?’ Here are ways to help: Make a donation to your favorite Unity House program or service. Want to help feed kids? Or is legal support for indigent clients more your passion? Whatever your interest is, you can make a monetary gift to Unity House and… more

Unique challenges in 2020 for Adopt a Child Program

1,700 children across Unity House programs will need help this holiday season Toys! Games! Balls! With the help of many generous elves, Unity House’s Children’s Holiday Program, once called Adopt a Family, helps put the magic in the holiday season for children of all ages. It’s a huge undertaking that involves staff, families, volunteers, and… more