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Art Supplies Needed

Peer Led Artist’s Group Seeking Supplies Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program offers safe space for all victims of dating and domestic abuse. They offer myriad forms of support and services to help victims of domestic violence find refuge and self-sufficiency. Their peer-led arts group is looking for art supplies. If you have any of… more

I Love Unity House Gala a Great Evening

Cold and Snow Couldn’t Stop Celebration of Community Heroes The Ferris Ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn of Troy was filled with warmth and love for the I Love Unity House Gala on February 10th. It was a chilly night (with some snow!) but that did not keep guests, sponsors, donors and honorees from getting… more

NY Women’s EXPO to benefit Unity House

Organizers of the NY Women’s EXPO have big hearts. They are collecting new and gently used household items to help victims of domestic violence. The proceeds from the drive, which is asking for all sorts of household items from sheet sets to dishware, will help those who are transitioning from shelter to stable housing. Funding… more

St. Michael the Archangel in Troy to Host Irish Night

Gettin’ Their Irish On! Once again, the fab folks at St. Michael the Archangel at 175 Williams Rd. in Troy are hosting a fabulous Irish Night to benefit local non-profits. The annual evening is a fun one with Irish song, dance, and traditions.  The song part features Mike Roche, Mike Donegan and Chris Gil. Additional… more

Unity House to Go Red for Women’s Heart Health

Unity House will be wearing red to raise awareness of women’s heart health. Each year 1 in 3 women will die of heart disease and stroke. But we can change that because 80% of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Join us by going RED on Friday, February 3rd.

Welcome, Neighbor!

Unity House’s Front Door at 2431 Sixth Avenue has a new neighbor. Conifer Park is a Schenectady-based treatment services group that has been serving the Capital Region since 1983. Originally started as a licensed inpatient treatment facility for alcoholism, Conifer Park today is one of the largest and most comprehensive treatment facilities for addiction in… more

Get Your Raffle Tickets!

Unity House is pleased to announce an amazing raffle! For only $20 per ticket, you can be entered into a drawing to win an autographed jersey from New England Patriots Running Back (and fab Unity House volunteer) Dion Lewis. Yes, the Dion Lewis who set a record for having three different touchdowns in a playoff… more

Service for Mary Jane Smith

A funeral service for Mary Jane Smith will be on Monday, January 23rd at 1:00 pm at the Provincial House of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondolet in Latham. Address:  385 Watervliet-Shaker Road • Latham, NY 12110-4799 Many thanks to those who have expressed condolences and shared with Unity House their wonderful memories of Mary Jane.  

A Tribute to Mary Jane Smith

It is with very sad hearts that we share the news that Unity House’s founder, Mary Jane Smith, passed away on January 15, 2017. All of us at Unity House, and so many members of our community, will forever miss her sunny disposition, her can-do attitude and her dedication to serving the disadvantaged among us. The… more

MVP Healthcare Supports Food Programs

Helping to Fill a Vital Need MVP Healthcare supports Unity House food programs with a donation that helps stock the shelves of the Unity House Food Pantry and fill the fridge of the Unity House kitchen. Together, the food pantry and community meals program feed thousands each month. For families facing food insecurity, defined as… more