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Unity House Staff Speak on Veteran’s Day

The NY State Chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, hosted their annual conference on Friday, November 11th at The Desmond Hotel in Albany. Among the speakers was Diane Cameron Pascone, Unity House’s Director of Development and Grants. Ms. Cameron Pascone is also an author, speaker and trainer. Among the topics of the… more

Unity House on the Run for a Good Cause

Unity House staffers and friends will be running in the terrific Troy Turkey Trot! Each year the Troy Turkey Trot draws runners from around the Capital Region to run for a good causes- two, actually. Proceeds from the race, which is one of the oldest around, will benefit the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY… more

Hungry & Homeless are Focus of #GivingTuesday Campaign

For Unity House’s Community Resources and Housing programs November is a busy time. November marks Hunger and Homelessness Awareness month. It’s when many people come to Unity House for more help- heating bills have arrived in mailboxes, bills are mounting and holidays are looming. A missed shift at work due to a sick child or… more

New Face a Familiar One

Uzma Popal joins Unity House as resident NOEP Coordinator. NOEP stands for Nutritional Outreach Education Program. The job of the Coordinator is to help people access needed benefits. The position is made possible through Hunger Solutions NY which offers free, confidential, one-on-one services that help hungry New Yorkers get nutrition assistance. NOEP Coordinators are based… more

November marks Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month

How to help Host a drive for your local food pantry or shelter They Unity House food pantry is seeking pantry goods for Thanksgiving Food Packages. Or donate directly to the food pantry. Buying in bulk through our regional food bank makes a cash donation an efficient way to give. Collect needed items for shelter… more

Unity House part of Volunteer Portal

Want to volunteer and make a difference in your community? There are no shortage of opportunities. But sifting through those volunteer opportunities can be a challenge. United Way to the rescue! People wanting to volunteer can go to the United Way of the Greater Capital Region to view a comprehensive list of volunteer jobs in… more

Medical Transportation Available

Did you know that the Unity House Medical Transportation program can help residents of Rensselaer and surrounding counties who are HIV+ with transportation to their appointments? Residents who are HIV+ and living in Rensselaer, Albany, Schenectady and Saratoga counties who are eligible for the Unity House Medical Transportation program. The program is designed to remove… more

Blue Shield of Northeastern NY writes BIG check

Blue Shield Pays it Forward Local staff form BlueShield of Northeastern New York have been fundraising to be able to ‘pay it forward’ to local charities in need. Employees have the option to dress casual on Fridays for a small fee. Together, employees raised $7,000 for local organizations. For many area non-profits, the last quarter… more

SEFCU and Volunteers Create Magical Day for Children

Children enrolled in the Unity Sunshine Program’s three locations – South Troy, Downtown Troy, and Downtown Albany – had an amazing day on October 6th at the annual SEFCU Fall Carnival for children and families who use the program’s services. SEFCU sponsored the event and brought some amazing volunteers to help with bounce castles, pony… more

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