Domestic Violence Services Program- all Paws on Deck!

Unity House will once again have a team of walkers- mostly dog walkers- in the Hudson Mohawk Humane Society’s annual “Paws in the Park” event.  Scheduled for Saturday, June 27th on the campus of Siena College in Loudonville, this family-friendly event is a great way to raise funds for the valuable work of the humane… more

Class of ’58 Finds Long Lost Teacher

Before she was one of the founders of Unity House, she was a teacher.  In 1958 Mary Jane Smith, then a sister in the order of St. Joseph named Sister Samuel Joseph, was teacher to the 8th grade class at St. Columbus in Schenectady. Mary Jane Smith left teaching in 1971 and she joined Regis Obijiski and Peter… more

Unity Sunshine Children: Got Books?

Thanks to the amazing work of NYSUT and First Book, area children will receive books free of charge that are theirs to keep.  Having access to books is key to building literacy and academic success.  That’s why the staff at Unity House’s Unity Sunshine Daycare and Preschool were delighted to be among the recipients of… more

Art Installed at Bethany

Bethany Community Meals, on the second floor of The Front Door at 2431 Sixth Ave, is the home of a community art piece made together with the help of a local ceramicist.  The art piece is a mosaic, in the shape of a tear. The art is a community-based art piece meant to convey the… more

Cook at Bethany!

Is your service group or office looking for a team volunteer experience?  Unity House’s Bethany Community Meals program serves breakfast and lunch seven days a week. On some days, our dining room can see as many as 200 men, women and children coming in for a meal. The food is important, of course, for families facing… more

May 14th marks Apraxia Awareness

What is childhood apraxia of speech? Simply put, it’s when the words won’t come. It’s a motor speech disorder where kids can have problems saying sounds, syllables, and words. This is not because of muscle weakness or paralysis. The brain has problems planning to move the body parts (e.g., lips, jaw, tongue) needed for speech.) May… more

Project Safe Point: Street Outreach and Public Health

Through a collaboration between Unity House and Catholic Charities, Project Safe Point will be coming to Troy, NY.  Project Safe Point is a mobile van offering various services and support for active drug users. The van, an unmarked vehicle offering discreet services, will be parked in Unity House’s parking lot at The Front Door at 2341… more

The Yoga Loft in Albany and Sunday Sadhana

The Yoga Loft, located in the DelSo neighborhood of Albany at 540 Delaware Avenue is gifting 100% of all proceeds from their Sunday morning ‘Pay as you Will’ class to Unity House in the month of May.  Each month, the Yoga Loft picks a charity to benefit from this communal yoga practice offered on Sunday… more

Domestic Violence Awareness

Domestic Violence Services Program and Congressman Chris Gibson Team Up

Staff from Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services Program and Congressman Chris Gibson spent the morning at East Greenbush High School to talk about the important issue of Teen Dating Violence.  In two assemblies, addressing ninth graders and later 12 graders, Congressman Gibson opened the assemblies by welcoming the students and emphasizing the importance of good… more

Bethany to host Cooking Matters Workshop- a six part series

Bethany, Unity House’s community meals program which serves breakfast and lunch daily, will host a six part series, Cooking Matters as part of the Capital Region Eat Smart New York. A collaboration between Cornell Universtiy Cooperative Extension, the NYS Office of Temporary Disability and Assistance and USDA SNAP, the 6 part series is a fun… more