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
Cure Violence- Unity House to be part of community panel
Unity House is pleased to be part of a panel of community organizations and stakeholders to bring Cure Violence to Troy and surrounding communities. Cure Violence is guided by clear understandings that violence is a health issue, that individuals and communities can change for the better, that community partners and strategic partnerships are keys to… more
One Billion Rising a Success at Siena College
Siena College hosted Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services Program and other groups for their One Billion Rising event in February. A global movement to end violence against women and girls, the event drew individuals and groups from around the capital region to gather, sing, dance and network towards a common goal. Many thanks to Siena College… more
Spring is Springing!
Staff at Unity House’s Unity Sunshine Program are busy planning for the arrival of a very special rabbit! The Spring Bunny as he is known, will visit our Unity Sunshine Programs at the end of March and early April. Child development staff take this opportunity to focus on spring themes and fun traditions. You can… more
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month
Unity House is looking forward to honoring the many volunteers who help around Unity House- in both large and small ways. Stay tuned for more details as we plan an afternoon social to thank our volunteers for sharing their time and talent in the community. Interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities for yourself or… more