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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

Bake Sale Superstar

You know how sometimes kids reach middle school and they can get kind of surly? Maybe some have an attitude and it seems as if their eyes constantly roll back into their heads? Some days it’s enough to make you weep for the future. But not Bake Sale Superstar. She’s a local middle schooler who will give you hope… more

Giving Thanks

Children at Unity House’s Unity Sunshine Program enjoyed a Thanksgiving Feast with teachers and staff. Over 400 families received Thanksgiving Food Packages, including fresh produce, thanks to generous support and countless food drives. Individuals and families will enjoy a Thanksgiving meal in the Unity House dining room served by staff and volunteers. Dozens of socks,… more

Unity House to Honor Community Heroes

The 2017 I Love Unity House Gala The I Love Unity House Gala is a fabulous night of fun where we honor Community Heroes for all they do for the Capital Region. Slated for February 10, 1017, the gala will be a wonderful evening that will honor groups that do so much to improve the… more

Underground Wrestling and Massage

The first thing you need to know about Underground Wrestling and Massage is that it’s NOT a secret. When we first spoke with Ashley Uccellini and learned that she and her husband had opened a new business in downtown Troy, we were reminded of that famous line from the movie Fight Club, but this place is no figment of… more

Supported Employment Fills a Need

Unity House’s Supported Employment program has successfully coached and helped place dozens of people in local businesses. What is Supported Employment? Part coaching, part educating and part matchmaking, the goal is to help people living with disabilities find and maintain gainful employment. The program is a supportive environment that helps people master both “soft” and “hard” job skills. Participants are… more