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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

SEFCU Drops By

Unity House received a welcome year end surprise donation from SEFCU The Capital Region’s favorite credit union made a year end donation to Unity House. Manger Craig Martin from the Troy branch dropped in with a check to support Unity House. Unity House is grateful for SEFCU’s continued support of the valuable programs and services… more

Unity House Year End Appeal

Consider a Year End Gift to Unity House Your support will help people in our community who are struggling and hurting. Our Community Resources Program helps thousands through access to our food pantry, dining room meals, employment coaching, clothing, and mental health services as well as referrals to services such as home heating help and… more

Craft Beer, Whiskey, and Art for Good Causes

Beer Diviner plans fab fundraiser for eve of New Year’s Eve Have you stopped in to the Beer Diviner in downtown Troy? It’s a tap room where the beer is considered ‘farm to bar’. They brew their delicious beer at their Petersburg farm, which is just a stone’s throw from their downtown Troy spot on… more

Santa Visits Unity Sunshine Program

It was a magical day for children in the Unity Sunshine Program when Santa came to visit! Children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age enjoyed a visit from Jolly Old St. Nick as he stopped by each classroom to wish good tidings and deliver books. Each child received a smile and a book… more

Bootleggers on Broadway and LaSalle Team Up

Together, they provided 100 boxed dinners Many thanks to our friends at Bootleggers and the crew from La Salle Institute who helped with 100 boxed dinners – a complete family meal with all the fixins!- to donate to Unity House. This generous donation will go to families in need at a very special time of… more

Watervliet Elementary Delivers Warmth

Students, staff, and families at Watervliet Elementary collected 6 boxes of children’s pajamas for the Unity House Adopt a Child program. The pajamas- 126 pairs!- will go to Sojourner Place, Unity House’s shelter for children and parents fleeing domestic violence. The collection was part of a joint effort between the national Pajama Program and Scholastic… more

Unity Sunshine Program Seeks Special Education Teacher

Do you know people in the teaching profession looking for a new opportunity? Consider sharing the news that the Unity Sunshine Program is hiring! You can point them to the Unity House Employment Page Learn more about the position: SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER Unity House of Troy, Inc., a non-profit multi service agency dedicated to enhancing the… more

Not Just Food

Unity House is grateful for staff with many talents. Amy Halloran, a Food Security Case Manager in Unity House’s Community Resources program, is also a writer. Her title at Unity House is a bit misleading because, while she addresses the issues of food insecurity, her work focuses on food justice: on nourishing people and community, on teaching, and on learning. If you… more