Unity House staff, guests and consumers donned purple in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness. Purple is the symbolic color of domestic violence awareness. It serves to highlight this serious issue and serves as a beacon of hope to those who may be suffering in silence. Awareness is the first step to real change.
“It’s a huge relief and it really changes lives.” That’s how Unity House’s Director of Domestic Violence Services describes the collaboration his program has with the Hudson Mohawk Humane Society. The humane society works with Unity House and other Capital Region DV Services programs to foster pets of victims of domestic violence while they seek refuge…. more
RPI Fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha will once again conduct a food drive to benefit the Unity House food pantry. The group is distributing hundreds of flyers to residents in the surrounding community encouraging them to help by leaving non-perishable pantry goods on their doorsteps. The group will pick up the items on Saturday, October 24th and… more
Working together we can create the change we want to see for our local community! We recognize that we are part of a bigger community. As such, Unity House is proud to partner with the United Way. The United Way is an umbrella of services and programs that addresses the needs of people Unity House serves and… more
Check out the below link for Susan Arbettor’s interview with Dave Warren of Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services Program and Brad Shear of the Hudson Mohawk Humane Society as they discuss the link between animal abuse and abuse of an intimate partner. Capitol Pressroom Did you know October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month?
It was cold, but fun! SEFCU hosted the Fall Carnival for the children and families of the Unity Sunshine Program. The program, which has three locations- two in Troy and one in downtown Albany, serves children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age. The Carnival featured pony rides, bounce houses, crafts & snacks, a… more
A great day in support of the Capital Region Buddy Walk!
Staff at Unity House’s Front Door is already busy with plans for Thanksgiving. Working Together again with neighboring nonprofits, CEO and Capital Roots and other neighborhood partners, plans are set to serve families in need at Thanksgiving. Qualifying families can receive a package of wholesome food and fresh produce from Capital Roots’ network of farmers as well as a gift… more
Unity House once again hosted a team for the Capital Region AIDS Walk. Held on Saturday, September 26 in Albany’s Washington Park, the community walk raised awareness of and funds for those living with HIV/AIDS. The team, made up of staff and friends of Unity House, was creative in their fundraising: they asked family, coworkers… more
The Buddy Walk is a community walk to support the educational programs, social services and health resources provided by the Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center, a division of the Center for Disability Services. Unity House’s Unity Sunshine Program was a proud supporter of the Buddy Walk, forming a team of teachers, therapists and friends to… more