Check out this powerful Op Ed piece on the sometimes tragic encounters between police officers and a person who is mentally ill. This piece speaks to the need for trauma-informed care when dealing with people in need- whether in crisis or not.
Black Sheep, a Cross Fit box in Albany, coordinated a December food drive to benefit the Unity House food pantry. Delivered in the first week of January to the pantry at The Front Door at 2431 Sixth Avenue, Black Sheep managed to collect a lot of food for families in need. Just one of several… more
An informative NY Times piece discusses new treatment approaches for schizophrenia. Notably, treatment plans now recommend greater wrap-around services and greater patient input in crafting a comprehensive treatment plan. These approaches have been shown to have increased success rates and foster greater trust between patient and provider. You can read the full article here.
MSKP That’s one of the names they go by. MSKP stands for the “Muslim Soup Kitchen Project” and involves area Muslims interested in giving back. The group has been a long-time staple in the Unity House kitchen and dining room, helping prepare fresh, healthy meals for diners at Bethany, the community meals program located at… more
Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program received a special visitor on December 24th, bearing gifts for families in the program. Eight year old Sa’Fyre Terry has captured the hearts of many with her story of survival and resilience after suffering severe burns in a 2013 fire. A Christmas wish for holiday cards has snowballed into her receiving… more
Children in the Unity Sunshine program got two surprises last week: a visit from Santa Claus and TV cameras. A crew from News Channel 10 stopped by to see our jolly friend from the North Pole as he visited Unity Sunshine program classrooms. Each child had the opportunity to meet Santa. All children received an… more
Reporter Mark Robage of The Troy Record stopped by last week to learn more about Unity House’s Adopt a Child Program. The program serves over 1,000 children each year. Targeted to families in need, most of them already consumers of Unity House programs and services, the Adopt a Child program connects children’s individual Wish Lists with… more
MVP Health Care stopped by Unity House today with wonderful gifts, just in time for the holidays. The health care group’s Outreach and Community Relations team came by in their mobile office to donate dozens of coats in all sizes for families in need. The holidays can be a challenge on any budget, but for families… more
Each year the Big Man in red (and sometimes his wife) visit the children at Unity House’s Unity Sunshine Program. It’s a great day celebrating this cultural icon. Each child receives a book (Santa loves to read- and not just lists!). It’s a great day in the Unity Sunshine Program classrooms and everyone has a… more
That’s the name of the South Troy mini-festival dedicated to Joseph’s House & Shelter. On Saturday, December 5th supporters, including staff and friends from Unity House’s Unity Sunshine Program, met up at the Hill St. Inn location of Joseph’s House and Shelter for what turned out to be a great day. It was a fun filled… more