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Children’s Holiday Program Needs help fulfilling Wishes and Needs

Annual holiday program helps over 1,500 children across Unity House programs There are toys, games, balls, books, boots, blankets, and jammies. With the help of many generous elves, Unity House’s Children’s Holiday Program helps children in need have a magical holiday. There are several ways to get involved: buys gifts or host a toy drive… more

How can I help?

Unity House staffer Sam Shipherd shares about a recent conversation. When people ask, “Should I write a check or donate food to the pantry?” This question came from my mother, who wanted to help address food insecurity in her community. Since she knows I work at a non-profit human services agency, she asked, what is… more

Thanksgiving: This year food insecurity is greater than ever

Rising Costs in Food & Fuel For families facing food insecurity, access to a food pantry and grab-and-go meals can be a lifeline. This is especially true when the impact of  inflation has families making painful spending trade-offs: Do I pay the rent or fill the cupboards? Unity House is proud to partner with neighboring… more

Northeast Career Planning at Unity House (NCP)

Ambassador Program: meaningful work experience

Have you seen the Unity House Ambassadors in downtown Troy? Maybe you saw them helping out at Summer Square, the Troy Waterfront Farmer’s Market, or directing visitors on their way to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Ambassadors are young adults enrolled in Unity House’s Community Ambassador Program. It is paid work that offers a… more

Are you an Amazon Shopper?

You can help! We love shopping local, but sometimes only the world wide web will do. When that’s the case and you find yourself on Amazon, consider two ways you can help: Start with AmazonSmile. It’s the Amazon foundation that gives a portion of eligible purchases to charities. Unity House has signed up to receive donations… more

Unity House appoints David L. Bach as Chief Executive Officer of Unity House

New Leadership Last year, when Chris Burke announced his plans to retire, the all-volunteer board of directors at Unity House swung into action and started an extensive search for a new Chief Executive Officer. On Thursday, the board announced our new leader, David L. Bach. About our new CEO David served as Associate Commissioner of… more

Summertime FUN!

Focus is on Pre-Schoolers at sites and School Age children at Community Resource Center Summer Fun Bags for school age children School age children need options. That is why our summer fun bags were a hit with parents and kids alike. Each bag, usually a cinch sak, contains fun and educational materials for kids. They… more

June is Pride Month at Unity House

Unity House proudly recognizes Pride month, which commemorates the Stonewall Uprising of 1969, the tipping point of the Gay Liberation Movement. You can find local Pride events through the Capital Pride Center’s website, organizers of the June 11th Pride Parade in Albany. Look for the Unity House group of marchers and find our table at… more

Thank you for a great day of Golf fore Unity House!

Thank You Monday, May 9th was a gorgeous day to play golf on the stellar course at Schuyler Meadows. Thanks to our sponsors, golfers, and volunteers, our tournament was a success, raising needed funds for valuable Unity House programs. Special thanks to our sponsors: BBL Construction Services Tri City Rentals/Massry Realty Partners Pioneer NYS Correctional… more

Board of Director Profile

Unity House’s committed Board of Directors are not just the ultimate volunteers, they are a deep bench of expertise. Michael DiAcetis loves spending time with his family, eating barbecue, watching basketball, and daily walk with his pups. He works at National Grid, where he seems to wear many hats, all about people and connections. We… more

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