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Got Unity House Gear?

A chance to wear your heart on your sleeve! For a limited time, you can place an order to purchase Unity House apparel. Spirit wear items feature the Unity House commemorative 50th anniversary logo and are done through a third party. Unity House will receive 10% of the cost, as a donation. More than a… more

Fifty Years of Volunteer Advocates

Advocacy: Using your voice for good  There are perhaps no greater advocates than the volunteers who serve on the Unity House Board of Directors. Serving on the board of a non-profit organization takes a commitment to the mission, time, and a willingness to share one’s gifts. Unity House is grateful for a team that shares their gifts… more

Domestic Violence Services: There when you need them

Help is Always Available Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services Program does A LOT. They have a residential and non-residential program that collaborates with community partners to meet the needs of victims of domestic violence; they offer free legal services to low-income residents of Rensselaer County; they have support groups, cell phones; help with issues around… more

Recognizing 50 Years of Caring Compassion

Rensselaer County Legislature Commends Unity House On the occasion of Unity House’s 50th year of making life better, the Rensselaer County Legislature passed a Resolution recognizing the value of this work. The resolution was passed unanimously and a copy was presented to Unity House CEO Chris Burke. Unity House is grateful for this recognition and… more

Kayla Treanor: Champion on the field and off

In the world of women’s lacrosse Kayla Treanor is a leader: as a player on the field, as a coach on the sidelines. Kayla is also an advocate for people in need. This summer Kayla will play the sport she loves while being part of a team that champions the civic good. Kayla is playing… more

Family Funday a Success!

Many Thanks! The Sunday Family Funday, which served as a kick-off to our 50th anniversary year, was a great day! Despite soggy ground and a few rain showers, family fun was had by all. We were grateful to see so many familiar faces, from near and far; new friends and old. As many know, Unity… more

Unity House Annual Report 2020 Available Online

The annual report, including a list of those who support Unity House as well as the financials of the organization and snapshots of some programs is now available online. You can download the 2020 report. Unity House 2020 Annual Report with list of donors Please note: as this documents our 50th anniversary, it is 16… more

Hillside Views

Neighbors Address Need Collectively In 2018 neighbors investing their time and resources spoke up at a 2018 community event advocating for equitable investment of public resources in their neighborhood, namely around housing and playgrounds. The neighborhood is Troy’s Hillside North, bordered by Ingalls Avenue on the north; 11th Street on the east; Hoosick Street on the… more

CEO Chris Burke Makes a Big Anouncement

Unity House CEO announces retirement plans Unity House’s CEO, Chris Burke, announced that he will retire from the role in mid-2022. Only the second Chief Executive Officer in the organization’s 50-year history, Chris has led the organization for more than 30 years. Unity House extends our best wishes to him! Dynamic Leadership “The name Chris… more

Help with Rental Arrears Arrives

ERAP stands for Emergency Rental Assistance Program ERAP is a program out of the NYS Office of Temporary Disability. You can find more details on their website. The goal, as described on their site, is to “provide significant economic relief to help low and moderate-income households at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability by… more

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