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Loss of summer camp more than loss of fun

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

Unity House and Northeast Career Plan to Merge

Hope to formalize by year end In a joint statement today the CEOs of Unity House and Northeast Career Planning, two longstanding Capital Region human services organizations, announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding that positions them to work toward a merger by the end of 2020. Unity House CEO Chris Burke and… more

The Call Heard ‘Round the World

When NY Governor Andrew Cuomo asked the world to help New Yorkers in their hour of need during a global pandemic, people responded. At Unity House, an essential non-profit hard at work in these times, we saw generosity in action in response to that call for help. Among our services are housing programs and a… more

About Charitable Donations During Covid-19

Did you know this about the CARES Act? To encourage charitable giving in 2020, the CARES Act includes two tax provisions that reward people who donate to charity: Taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions will be able to claim a charitable deduction of up to $300 per taxpayer ($600 for a married couple) for… more

Meeting People Where They’re At

New Video highlights what happens at Front Door You know Unity House’s site at 2431 Sixth Avenue in Troy? We were surprised to learn that some people think people LIVE in that building. Maybe it’s the big Unity HOUSE sign on the building.  The fact is, while Unity House does provide supportive housing and case… more

Daily Operations at Unity House

What does this new life look like? As an essential service, Unity House can’t close. So we have adapted delivery of service for public health and safety. Many of Unity House’s public spaces are accessible only through an appointment. If you are in need of services or have a donation of food or other needed… more

Best. Volunteers. Ever.

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month We would love to gather up our volunteers and tell them how much we appreciate them. We want to remind them of the positive impact they make across Unity House programs in ways large and small. We want to thank them and tell them how much their service means to… more

#GivingTuesday- in May!

Support Unity House on #GivingTuesday and help neighbors in need No doubt you’ve heard of GivingTuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving dedicated to giving back. With the onset of Coronavirus pandemic, the reliance on charities to meet even basic needs like food has skyrocketed. Unity House alone has seen a huge increase in demand for those… more

Uptick in food insecurity: one side effect of COVID-19

If you lost your job, how long before food insecurity is in your cupboards? The title of Rick Karlin’s piece in the Albany Times Union says it all: Coronavirus’ cost hits sector workers hard. The article highlights the many ripple effects of the Coronavirus. Many of those effects are here already: are you social distancing?… more

Staying Up to Date

News from Unity House Are you signed up to receive Unity House’s e-Newsletter, which comes out about twice a month? You can sign up here. Or read the latest one here. To receive our paper newsletter in the US mail, which is usually published twice a year, consider adding your name to our mailing list… more

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