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School Supplies Remembered!

Rensselaer County Historical Society to collect needed school supplies at upcoming Back Deck Party On Tuesday, August 13th the RCHS, which does so much good in our area, will be hosting their annual Deck Party. The theme is Woodstock Remembered since this historical upstate event is turning 50 this year. The Deck Party is a… more

Burritos for All!

Summer Concert Series able to offer free dinner thanks to Unity House The Spirit of the Suffragette’s summer concert series, hosted by the Sanctuary for Independent Media in North Central Troy, shows a lot about what can happen when many come together as one. In this case, people get fed a free dinner. Unity House… more

You Can Be Insightful!

Add your voice to the mix CDPHP is partnering with Unity House to gain insight. For every person who joins CDPHP Insights, a donation of $1 goes to Unity House from CDPHP, for a total of up to $5,000. Check out more at the website.

Quilted With Love

Unity House was thrilled to receive a large donation of quilts from the Shenendehowa Quilt Project. The quilts will go to Sojourner Place, Unity House’s shelter for victims of domestic violence. The shelter is often in need of blankets, quilts, twin-size sheet sets, towels and toiletries so a donation of handmade quilts is very much appreciated. There is… more

Award Winning Author Matthew Desmond Coming to the Capital Region

Evicted: a book that tackles the issues around extreme poverty and economic exploitation Have you heard of Matthew Desmond’s award-winning book, Evicted? Matthew Desmond is a professor of sociology at Princeton University. He will be speaking about his book, ‘Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City’, at SUNYA’s Page Hall on November 14th. The… more

Save the Date for Fall Bowling Fun

Join Unity House for a great day of family fun for good causes Bowling Fun at Unity House Sunday, October 21st, 2019 Spare Time Bowling in Latham 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Contact Mandy at (518) 274-2607 x4139 to sign up. Price per player is $25, which entitles you to 2 games of bowling with… more

Thank you for a Great Day!

Golf FORE Unity House a Success It looked like rain…. at times the forecast was dubious…. it’s allergy season…. but none of those possibilities made an impact on our day. It was a SUPER beautiful day at Schuyler Meadows on June 10th for Unity House’s annual golf event. The rain held off until the golfers… more

Save the Date for a Very Special Luncheon!

Join us for the I Love Unity House Celebration Luncheon! When: Friday, February 14, 2020 Luncheon: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Troy location We’ll be celebrating community heroes who go above and beyond: RPI and Shirley Jackson Stewart’s and the Dake Family Susan Shipherd Contact Mandy at (518) 274-2607 x4139  for… more

Serving the dear neighbor, with a little help

Sisters of Saint Joseph Help Serve up Goodness If you stopped in at Unity House’s Front Door on Wednesday, May 15th, you would have noticed that it was Mary Jane Day at Unity House. On what would have been her 91st birthday, we honored the legacy of one of our founders, Mary Jane Smith. Mary… more

Sanctuary for Independent Media Talks About Mary Jane Smith Day

WOOC-FM Highlights Local Happenings The Sanctuary for Independent Media, located just a few blocks north of Unity House on 6th Avenue in Troy has a mighty stake in local media. They are known for airing voices and providing forums for stories you won’t find elsewhere. That’s why Unity House was honored when were invited to… more