Do you like vintage clothing? Or perhaps you shop second-hand stores because you are thrifty. Or maybe you are motivated to keep gently-used clothing out of the waste stream. Some might even shop second-hand to support a cause close to their heart. Still others might be committed to the recycling aspect, not buying into consumerism of… more
The I Love Unity House Gala is just two weeks away!Volunteers and staff are busy putting the final touches on the I Love Unity House Gala. The event will be on Friday, February 12th at the beautiful Pat’s Barn in the Rensselaer Technology Park in Troy. It’s a lovely venue and a fitting one for… more
Zumba for Parents and Children at Unity Sunshine Program It was cold outside but warm inside as we zumba’d our way to fun and fitness! Thanks to Zumba instructor Geraldine Reed, children at Unity Sunshine Program and their families enjoyed a free Zumba class. Kids love to dance and parents love an activity the whole family can… more
Twill: Two is better than one Local blanket company, Twill, makes the softest blankets. Blankets that you just want to curl up in, offering warmth that is especially welcome at this time of year. Twill blankets, however, are not just nice blankets. Their tagline “Buy One, Give One” sums up the idea: you buy one of their… more
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