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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

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

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