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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

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

Bicentennial Banner Hangs from Unity House’s Front Door

Unity House’s community resource center, called the Front Door, sits next to an overpass on 6th Avenue in North Central Troy. It was never an ideal place to build, but it’s land where had a storefront and when we needed room to grow, the only place to go was up. Thanks to the many supporters… more

Unity House Service Directors to meet with VA Officials

Staff from Unity House programs – Supportive Housing, Domestic Violence Services, Unity Sunshine Program, PROS and Community Resources – are headed to Albany to meet with social worker teams from the Veterans Administration at the Stratton VA Hospital. The visit is part of Unity House’s Veterans Welcome Initiative. Through this initiative, Unity House is working to better… more

Unity House a part of Joining Community Forces

Expanding on a Great Idea It started with First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden’s efforts to better assist Service members, military families and veterans. That’s how Joining Community Forces came about. As their website explains, “Community Forces focus the efforts of local providers with a common goal: to strengthen the local military community…. more

Needle Exchange Programs a Matter of Public Health

Opioid epidemic has had a big impact. In some areas, that impact has manifested in epidemic rates of new cases of HIV and Hepatitis C. That’s why programs that offer IV drug users the opportunity to exchange old needles for sterile ones, among other services, are key in fighting the spread of disease. Studies have shown that… more

August 21st: Unity Sunshine Program Hangin’ with the Cats!

Valley Cats, that is! Will you be at the Valley Cats baseball game on August 21st? The theme is Pirates and Princess and they’ll be celebrating their family literacy program. Thanks to generous ticket donors, National Grid and First Niagara, families and staff from the Unity Sunshine Program will receive free tickets to enjoy the game. There… more

It takes a village

We’ve all heard the saying that it takes a village to raise a child. It’s true that no one succeeds at anything alone and this is especially so in caring for little ones. At Unity House, one of our earliest programs was helping children who were struggling with developmental delays. Over 40 years later, Unity House’s special… more