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Unity House part of Volunteer Portal

Want to volunteer and make a difference in your community? There are no shortage of opportunities. But sifting through those volunteer opportunities can be a challenge. United Way to the rescue! People wanting to volunteer can go to the United Way of the Greater Capital Region to view a comprehensive list of volunteer jobs in… more

Medical Transportation Available

Did you know that the Unity House Medical Transportation program can help residents of Rensselaer and surrounding counties who are HIV+ with transportation to their appointments? Residents who are HIV+ and living in Rensselaer, Albany, Schenectady and Saratoga counties who are eligible for the Unity House Medical Transportation program. The program is designed to remove… more

Troy Dance Factory Announces Choreo Ball

Troy Dance Factory will again host the TDF Choreo Ball in February. Proceeds from the event will benefit Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program and a scholarship at the Troy Dance Factory for young dancers. The Choreo Ball will be on February 18, 2017. The Choreo Ball is a great evening of original dance and… more

Blue Shield of Northeastern NY writes BIG check

Blue Shield Pays it Forward Local staff form BlueShield of Northeastern New York have been fundraising to be able to ‘pay it forward’ to local charities in need. Employees have the option to dress casual on Fridays for a small fee. Together, employees raised $7,000 for local organizations. For many area non-profits, the last quarter… more

SEFCU and Volunteers Create Magical Day for Children

Children enrolled in the Unity Sunshine Program’s three locations – South Troy, Downtown Troy, and Downtown Albany – had an amazing day on October 6th at the annual SEFCU Fall Carnival for children and families who use the program’s services. SEFCU sponsored the event and brought some amazing volunteers to help with bounce castles, pony… more

Cap Com and Twill Deliver!

It was a great morning when staff from Capcom and Twill stopped by Unity House to deliver 75 blankets for Sojourner Place, Unity House’s shelter for victims of domestic violence. The full size blankets will be a great comfort this winter for the residents at Sojourner, especially as they move on to safe housing of… more

Unity House’s Mike Maloney Honored by Justice Center

Unity House’s Assistant Service Director Mike Maloney was honored on September 29th by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. The group honored four people from around the state in recognition of their dedication to helping people live self-directed meaningful lives in their communities, free from abuse and neglect, and protected from… more

Friends and Family of Liza Ellen Warner to host Memorial Gala

Liza Ellen Warner Nikki L. Hart. These two young women were victims of domestic violence who died at the hands of their batterers. Friends and family, and those committed to addressing the issue of domestic violence in our community, are coming together once again to honor their memories and to raise needed funds for services for victim… more

Unity Sunshine Program at Back to School Kids Expo

Staff and friends from the Unity Sunshine Program had the opportunity to participate in the Back to School Kids Expo on Saturday, September 17th at the Empire State Plaza. It was a fun-filled day to showcase the excellent programming at the program’s three locations: two in Troy and one in downtown Albany. The program, which is… more

Homeless Veterans Stand Down

Staff from Unity House’s Community Resources program will attend the 2016 Capital Region Homeless Veterans Stand Down event on Saturday, October 1st. The event is from 8am – 1pm and will be at the Colonie BPE Elks  #2192 at 11 Elks Lane in Latham. As per event organizers, the event is open to homeless and… more