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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

Book Drive Will Help Bridge Summer Reading Gap

NYS OFCS shares love of literacy Employees from the NYS Office of Children & Family Services marked Martin Luther King Day in a big way. A national day of service, many groups and individuals volunteer or take on a service project. Employees in the Rensselaer based office took up the challenge of hosting a Book… more

Most Diapers Ever

Pioneer Bank is known for lots of great things. Along with more locations, redesigned spaces that offer more services, and of course superior banking, you can now add Successful Diaper Drive to the list of Things Pioneer Bank Does Well. Exceedingly well. Let’s start with the basics: what’s a diaper drive? It’s when a group… more

A Child’s Place at Unity House Adopts Pyramid Model

Creating  a safe and caring classroom and school children and families. With the belief that parents are a child’s first teacher with school as a supportive partner, staff at A Child’s Place can better help children learn and grow. The Pyramid Model focuses on valuing children and parents as partners. Teachers want children to learn… more

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