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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

Super Visit

On eve of Super Bowl Weekend, student athletes from Lansingburgh High School visit children at A Child’s Place at Unity House In what has become an annual tradition, students from Lansingburgh High School’s football team visited Unity House’s preschool program in Troy. It was so much fun making crafts, like pom poms, to cheer on… more

Santa Visits!

Many thanks to the Troy Record for stopping by to chronicle such cuteness. Thanks to Santa, also, for taking time out of his busy schedule to come visit the children and give each of them a book. 

SEFCU: GOAT

SEFCU volunteers are Greatest of All Time (GOAT) Many hands help make for a great day at A Child’s Place at Unity House What do goats, chickens, unicorns, and sno-cones have in common? They were among the great offerings at the SEFCU Children’s Carnival for children and families at A Child’s Place at Unity House. It… more

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