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Smart Cycling Class at Unity House

Community members are invited to a Smart Cycleing Class on Saturday, July 16th. Coordinated by the great folks at Troy Bike Rescue and led by instructors from the League of American Bicyclists, the class is free. Running from 12-4pm at Unity House located on 2431 Sixth Avenue in Troy, students will receive a bike light… more

Looking to donate items to ReStyle?

Do you have clothes, shoes, handbags and other fashion accessories you just don’t wear anymore? Need to make room in your closet? Pare down your shoe collection? Consider donating those fashion cast-offs to Unity House! Not only will you feel unburdened by having room in your closet (and you’ll be able to see what’s in there),… more

Store Donations List

Have you seen the list of items our store can and cannot accept?     Our store can best use: Clean, boxed or bagged clothing Shoes Purses, handbags and clean tote bags Linens: sheets, pillowcases, blankets, new pillows, Towels and washcloths Jewelry Books: for children and adults We cannot accept: Used computers. Try E-Lot Recycle…. more

Getting a Foothold

Foothold is a word you might associate with rock climbing:  having a place to put your foot while you focus on moving up. If you don’t have good foothold…. well, you know what could happen. For Unity House, Foothold is the name of a software product geared toward human services agencies. What many don’t know is… more

African American Cultural Center and Unity Sunshine Children

Have you seen young children react when you bring out the African Drums? It’s joy, wonder and movement colliding to result in pure educational fun. At least that’s what it looks like when drummers and dance instructors from the African American Cultural Center visit children in the Albany location of the Unity Sunshine Program. The children, mostly… more

Unity Sunshine Programs: Openings for Childcare

Do you or someone you know need care for your little one? The Unity Sunshine Program has openings for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The program has three locations to choose from: 435 Fourth Street in South Troy 21 First Street in downtown Troy 51 Phillip Street in downtown Albany Unity Sunshine is the program of Unity House that… more

Field Day at Unity Sunshine

Children at Unity House’s three locations of the Unity Sunshine Program, two in Troy and one location in downtown Albany, enjoyed fabulous June weather for Field Day. It was warm and sunny for the children’s outdoor play fest, Field Day, which has become an annual tradition for the school. There bouncy balls, hoppers, an obstacle… more

Unity House Out and About

Maybe you see the Unity House banner at Troy Little League every weekend. Perhaps you ate a hot dog cooked up by Unity House at the recent Freedom Fest at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in North Troy. Or maybe you saw Unity House march in the Memorial Day Parade. No matter where you spotted… more

Adults living with HIV/AIDS experience risk for domestic violence

Unity House among awardees who can offer help Living with HIV/AIDS can present many challenges. Adults living with the condition are at greater risk for poverty, eviction and domestic violence. Yet programs that address these risks can encounter difficulty because programs designed to help are often siloed. Having programs each in their own silo – sometimes for good reasons such… more

Doggone Good Deeds at The Front Door

Unity House will welcome PetFlow to The Front Door where the pet food delivery company will make a donation of pet food to the Unity House food pantry. The donation comes via our community partner, the Hudson Mohawk Humane Society. Pets face food insecurity too. Along with diapers, pet food is one of the most… more