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Aeroponics: valuable urban resource

Meet Tyler. Tyler is an 18 year old with a bit of green thumb. Instead of growing fresh produce outside, Tyler puts his green thumb to work indoors, in growing towers that grow fresh produce such as lettuce, cucumbers, kale, chard, and fresh herbs. Known as aeorponics, this growing method uses less water and soil… more

Bob Talham, Inc. Helps Pave the Way

Helping Make Childcare Affordable Bob Talham, Inc., a Troy-based utility restoration company that you may have seen doing paving work in the Capital Region, is grateful for the opportunity to keep working. Their workforce has been hard at work doing the kind of skilled, manual labor that is very much needed. Realizing the economic toll… 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

A Child’s Place at Unity House

Got Childcare? Exciting news!!!  As we move through the phases of reopening we are pleased to announce that we are now enrolling children of parents and caregivers from all employment fields. Not just those of essential workers, but any occupation. Our Child Care programs meet and exceed all CDC safety and cleaning protocols. For more… more

Loss of summer camp more than loss of fun and childcare

Summer Camp is also a connection to food for children Just like school can be a valuable, safe space for children who get free breakfast and lunch, summer camps often serve the same purpose: children receive breakfast, lunch, and two snacks at many summer camp programs. With widespread cancellations, including the beloved Unity House Traveling… more

Essential Workers Need Childcare

Unity House program steps up to fill urgent need In this time of social distancing for public health and safety, there are challenges- especially for workers who are considered ‘essential’. Childcare, for example, is difficult in an environment when many daycare centers have been forced to close. That’s where  A Child’s Place at Unity House… more

A Child’s Place at Unity House

A Letter to families in light of the coronavirus (Covid-19) Please see below for a letter dated March 16 to families whose children receive services through A Child’s Place at Unity House. Dear A Child’s Place Families: In light of the current Coronavirus Pandemic, A Child’s Place at Unity House has made the decision to… more

The Junior League of Albany: addressing food insecurity

Albany women helping Albany women First, this is not your grandmother’s Junior League. Yes, the Albany chapter of the volunteer group goes back to 1917 and the Junior League has evolved to be one of the largest women’s volunteer organizations in the world, spanning multiple countries. The non-profit Junior League today is as much about… more

Stewart’s/Dake Family Support Parents and Children

We already love them for their ice cream… Stewart’s Shops and the Dake Family have always been generous supporters of local causes across the Capital Region. Maybe in the store you’ve dropped your change in the jar during their Holiday Match each Fall. They match every penny and the result is millions of dollars donated… more

Tim Pascucci: Food Nutrition Manager

Making a Place Feel Like Home It was an interaction with a small boy that made Tim Pascucci, Unity House’s Food & Nutrition Manager, appreciate the challenges and rewards of feeding children: Tim was serving dinner, one of three meals prepared each day at Sojourner Place, Unity House’s shelter for victims of domestic violence. He… more

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