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Are you ready for the summer?!?

School is almost out and the Unity House Traveling Summer Camp is getting ready for an influx of kids. Since 1972, the free Unity House traveling summer day camp has provided opportunities for children to spend time outside, take trips to state parks and museums, to swim, to play ball, and explore the world around… more

Class of ’58 Finds Long Lost Teacher

Before she was one of the founders of Unity House, she was a teacher.  In 1958 Mary Jane Smith, then a sister in the order of St. Joseph named Sister Samuel Joseph, was teacher to the 8th grade class at St. Columbus in Schenectady. Mary Jane Smith left teaching in 1971 and she joined Regis Obijiski and Peter… more

Art Installed at Bethany

Bethany Community Meals, on the second floor of The Front Door at 2431 Sixth Ave, is the home of a community art piece made together with the help of a local ceramicist.  The art piece is a mosaic, in the shape of a tear. The art is a community-based art piece meant to convey the… more

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

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

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

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