News + Events


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

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