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There’s still time to help send a child to camp!

You can help send a low-income child to camp this summer! Campers are gearing up for great fun with Unity House’s free Traveling Summer Day Camp.  We need your support to make this program available year after year.  You can help by going to the “How to Help” section of our website and making a… more

Soul Fire Farm donates organic vegetables to Unity House food programs

Soul Fire Farm in nearby Grafton donated boxes of fresh produce for use in Bethany Community Meals.  The organic, locally grown produce will be a treat in the Bethany dining room, which sometimes sees as many as 200 guests in the dining room. For more information on Soul Fire Farm, including their ‘Raise the Roof’… more

Unity House Supporter: Albany Fire Extinguisher

Unity House received a surprise visit yesterday from Tom Kretzler of Albany Fire Extinguisher, a Watervliet company that  provides sales and maintenance of fire extinguishers in all settings. Mr. Kretzler’s firm became a vendor to Unity House when we opened The Front Door. Over time, he became more familiar with Unity House’s mission of helping people… more

Are you ready for the summer?!?

School is almost out and the Unity House Traveling Summer Camp is getting ready for an influx of kids. Since 1972, the free Unity House traveling summer day camp has provided opportunities for children to spend time outside, take trips to state parks and museums, to swim, to play ball, and explore the world around… more

Golf for Good Postponed to July 20th

Due to rain, organizers have postponed the golf tournament from June 1 to July 20th. Questions?  Contact us during business hours at (518) 274-2607 or, if urgent, at cell: (518) 269-2255. Golf for Good! a co-hosted tournament to benefit Catholic Charities and Unity House NEW Date:  Monday, July 20 Thank you for joining us!

Class of ’58 Finds Long Lost Teacher

Before she was one of the founders of Unity House, she was a teacher.  In 1958 Mary Jane Smith, then a sister in the order of St. Joseph named Sister Samuel Joseph, was teacher to the 8th grade class at St. Columbus in Schenectady. Mary Jane Smith left teaching in 1971 and she joined Regis Obijiski and Peter… more

Art Installed at Bethany

Bethany Community Meals, on the second floor of The Front Door at 2431 Sixth Ave, is the home of a community art piece made together with the help of a local ceramicist.  The art piece is a mosaic, in the shape of a tear. The art is a community-based art piece meant to convey the… more

Cook at Bethany!

Is your service group or office looking for a team volunteer experience?  Unity House’s Bethany Community Meals program serves breakfast and lunch seven days a week. On some days, our dining room can see as many as 200 men, women and children coming in for a meal. The food is important, of course, for families facing… more

May 14th marks Apraxia Awareness

What is childhood apraxia of speech? Simply put, it’s when the words won’t come. It’s a motor speech disorder where kids can have problems saying sounds, syllables, and words. This is not because of muscle weakness or paralysis. The brain has problems planning to move the body parts (e.g., lips, jaw, tongue) needed for speech.) May… more

Project Safe Point: Street Outreach and Public Health

Through a collaboration between Unity House and Catholic Charities, Project Safe Point will be coming to Troy, NY.  Project Safe Point is a mobile van offering various services and support for active drug users. The van, an unmarked vehicle offering discreet services, will be parked in Unity House’s parking lot at The Front Door at 2341… more

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