Unity House’s Diane Cameron: a Woman of Distinction

NY State Senate Honors New York Women of Distinction Each year, the New York State Senate honors a select group of outstanding women whose achievements set an extraordinary example. This year, Diane Cameron Pascone, who serves as Director of Development at Unity House, was named a Woman of Distinction by the NY State Senate. Her… more

A Pharmacy at Unity House’s Front Door

New pharmacy offers free delivery or curbside pick–up. The Genoa Healthcare pharmacy located at Unity House’s community resource center at 2431 Sixth Avenue in Troy is open and ready to serve.  The pharmacy:  Fills all medications (not just behavioral health).   Mails and delivers all medications (at no extra cost) or you can pick them up curbside.    Organizes your pills based on the date and time you need to… more

Domestic Violence Services Program Planning 2nd Annual Conference

October will mark Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Month Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services Program will host a web-based conference on the topic of domestic violence. For the month of October, there will be a different webinar each Thursday, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Topics will be varied and may include: Trafficking in the… more

Homegrown Grocery Store Goes the Extra Mile for Food Insecure Families

Honest Weight Food Coop Still Serving In pre-pandemic times we had a great partnership with Albany’s Honest Weight Food Coop. Through their outreach and community engagement, we had a cheery volunteer from Honest Weight who set up a tasting station outside our dining room. Catherine Jura would come bearing hot food, good recipes, give-aways, and… more

What we talk about when we talk about childcare

Quality childcare: access and affordability are a great struggle for families Even before the pandemic, finding quality, affordable childcare that had a spot for your child was a challenge. Now, with shutdowns and school closures, the issue and its ripple effects, is compounded. On Monday, July 27th, leaders gathered at Unity House’s Community Resource Center… more

Summer Programming for Teens & Young Adults

Domestic Violence Services Team offers resources for Teens In a time of pandemic, the long hot summer can loom large for teens, especially for those who aren’t able to work. What might spell boredom for teens spells opportunity for Unity House’s Domestic Violence (DV) Services program. The program has long been known for their extensive… more

New! Texting & Web Chat offer additional avenues of support

Hotlines Save Lives No doubt you are already familiar with Unity House’s 24 Hour Hotline for victims of domestic violence. People or their loved ones with questions about domestic violence can call the hotline at any time for help with dating or domestic abuse. In the decades the hotline has been available, it’s been a… more

Questions about Eviction or Tenancy?

COVID-19 Impact on Housing is Significant It’s one thing to lose your job, take a pay-cut, or have your work hours reduced. Everyone tries to tighten their belt and seek relief where they can. But what about your housing? For people who have trouble keeping up with expenses like rent or utilities, where can they… more

Donations to ReStyle, the Unity House store

Thrift stores: a valuable community resource Unfortunately, Unity House’s ReStyle is not able to accept donations of gently used clothes, shoes, and accessories. We simply cannot safely process donations in a time of pandemic. We appreciate that everyone understands the need for safety. Clothes still available for those who have a need The store is… more

Juneteenth

A day of celebration and opportunity for reflection Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. It is celebrated on June 19th and may soon be recognized as a federal holiday. In many places it is already being declared a state holiday and local municipalities, including Troy,… more