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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

Domestic Violence Awareness

Domestic Violence Services Program and Congressman Chris Gibson Team Up

Staff from Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services Program and Congressman Chris Gibson spent the morning at East Greenbush High School to talk about the important issue of Teen Dating Violence.  In two assemblies, addressing ninth graders and later 12 graders, Congressman Gibson opened the assemblies by welcoming the students and emphasizing the importance of good… more

Bethany to host Cooking Matters Workshop- a six part series

Bethany, Unity House’s community meals program which serves breakfast and lunch daily, will host a six part series, Cooking Matters as part of the Capital Region Eat Smart New York. A collaboration between Cornell Universtiy Cooperative Extension, the NYS Office of Temporary Disability and Assistance and USDA SNAP, the 6 part series is a fun… more

Take Back the Night 2015

Take Back the Night, marches at night aimed to focus attention on the issue of sexual violence, is happening in the Capital Region.  For more information on an event near you, go to www.takebackthenight.org Locally, the Family and Friends of Liza Ellen Warner and The Niki L. Hart Memorial Children’s Fund will host a walk… more

Should you be able to buy filet mignon with your SNAP benefits?

There’s a lot of debate- and even some legislation- on what items should be eligible for food stamp purchases.  Here’s an interesting take on that question:   http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/07/the-double-standard-of-making-poor-people-prove-theyre-worthy-of-government-benefits/

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month

At Unity House, we have many reasons to appreciate volunteers. Is it because they share their time and talent in myriad ways around Unity House? Is it because they help in ways both large and small, one-time and over and over again? Yes, yes, and yes. We consider volunteers vital to our success and are… more

Family and Friends of Liza Warner set date for The Run for Help!

Family and Friends of Liza Ellen Warner are once again organizing the Run for Help. A 5K Run/Walk to raise awareness about the epidemic of violence in our community. Set for Sunday, June 7th at Goff Middle School in East Greenbush, NY, this family-friendly event will have a Fun Dash for little kids, a Youth… more

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