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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

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

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