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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

Mental Illness Diagnosis has High Costs

A diagnosis of mental illness such as bi-polar disorder of schizophrenia can be challenging. Help is available for people or family members going through such an experience, but what about the financial toll?  The impact over time can be devastating financially. Especially when it involves young adult children who may be aging off of their… more

Core Values

Values are what you stand for. With that in mind, Unity House has adopted Core Values. Unity House’s core values are that with passion and integrity Unity House embraces the view that everyone deserves equal economic political and social rights. We work together to open the doors of access and opportunity for everyone, particularly those in greatest need…. more

Voter Registration Drive a Success!

Unity House’s Front Door at 2431 Sixth Avenue was busier than usual on Friday, July 8th as the lobby was set up for community members to register to vote! TWC News was there to check it out. You can read and see the story here. Over thirty people registered to vote- many for the first time… more

Federal Funding Award Announced

We are again sharing the good news of the funding awarded to Unity House and partners that will help provide supports around programs that address the intersection of HIV/AIDS and domestic violence. Local TV stations picked up the story when Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer announced the news of this vital funding. You can read more here…. more

Eighth Street Location Receives New Donation Bins

Unity House’s 8th Street location is the home to new donation bins for drop off of clothing and shoes. Unity House was founded by people who were committed to living in a low-income neighborhood to better understand the needs of the poor. The original ‘Street Ministry’ operation of Unity House was in a small house… more