Gearing up for GALA!

The I Love Unity House Gala is just two weeks away!Volunteers and staff are busy putting the final touches on the I Love Unity House Gala. The event will be on Friday, February 12th at the beautiful Pat’s Barn in the Rensselaer Technology Park in Troy. It’s a lovely venue and a fitting one for… more

Family Zumba Night a Hit!

Zumba for Parents and Children at Unity Sunshine Program It was cold outside but warm inside as we zumba’d our way to fun and fitness! Thanks to Zumba instructor Geraldine Reed, children at Unity Sunshine Program and their families enjoyed a free Zumba class. Kids love to dance and parents love an activity the whole family can… more

Blanketed with Love

Twill: Two is better than one Local blanket company, Twill, makes the softest blankets. Blankets that you just want to curl up in, offering warmth that is especially welcome at this time of year. Twill blankets, however, are not just nice blankets. Their tagline “Buy One, Give One” sums up the idea: you buy one of their… more

SEFCU Foundation Supports Food Pantry

Representatives from the SEFCU Foundation stopped by Unity House today to make a donation in support of the Unity House Food Pantry. The donation in the amount of $15oo will go toward stocking the shelves of the pantry. The pantry manager is able to purchase food in bulk from the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern… more

Black Sheep Have Heart of Gold

Black Sheep, a Cross Fit box in Albany, coordinated a December food drive to benefit the Unity House food pantry. Delivered in the first week of January to the pantry at The Front Door at 2431 Sixth Avenue, Black Sheep managed to collect a lot of food for families in need. Just one of several… more

Domestic Violence Services Program in Times Union Newspaper

Unity House’s Dave Warren, Director of the Domestic Violence Services Program, was featured in a Times Union article on Sunday, January 3rd. In it, writer Paul Grondahl profiles Dave Warren and his experience in the field of services for victims of domestic violence. As the article mentions, Warren is not a newcomer to DV services. He started… more

New York Times Article: New Treatments in Mental Illness

An informative NY Times piece discusses new treatment approaches for schizophrenia. Notably, treatment plans now recommend greater wrap-around services and greater patient input in crafting a comprehensive treatment plan. These approaches have been shown to have increased success rates and foster greater trust between patient and provider. You can read the full article here.

Muslim Soup Kitchen Project Strikes Again!

MSKP That’s one of the names they go by. MSKP stands for the “Muslim Soup Kitchen Project” and involves area Muslims interested in giving back. The group has been a long-time staple in the Unity House kitchen and dining room, helping prepare fresh, healthy meals for diners at Bethany, the community meals program located at… more