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Unity House Annual Report 2020 Available Online

The annual report, including a list of those who support Unity House as well as the financials of the organization and snapshots of some programs is now available online. You can download the 2020 report. Unity House 2020 Annual Report with list of donors Please note: as this documents our 50th anniversary, it is 16… more

Hillside Views

Neighbors Address Need Collectively In 2018 neighbors investing their time and resources spoke up at a 2018 community event advocating for equitable investment of public resources in their neighborhood, namely around housing and playgrounds. The neighborhood is Troy’s Hillside North, bordered by Ingalls Avenue on the north; 11th Street on the east; Hoosick Street on the… more

CEO Chris Burke Makes a Big Anouncement

Unity House CEO announces retirement plans Unity House’s CEO, Chris Burke, announced that he will retire from the role in mid-2022. Only the second Chief Executive Officer in the organization’s 50-year history, Chris has led the organization for more than 30 years. Unity House extends our best wishes to him! Dynamic Leadership “The name Chris… more

Help with Rental Arrears Arrives

ERAP stands for Emergency Rental Assistance Program ERAP is a program out of the NYS Office of Temporary Disability. You can find more details on their website. The goal, as described on their site, is to “provide significant economic relief to help low and moderate-income households at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability by… more

Win a Custom Piece from Drue Sanders Custom Jewelers!

Enter our Raffle for your chance to win If you’ve lived in the Capital Region for more than 5 minutes, you know that Drue Sanders Custom Jewelers does the best work around. Their pieces are stunning in their beauty and expert in their craftsmanship. To celebrate our 50th Anniversary year, Drue Sanders has crafted a… more

Hoosick Falls Satellite Space Fills a Need

Improved outreach in rural areas Unity House is known for comprehensive services but what if you live in an area that is far from our staff? What if you can’t easily get to one of our locations in Troy? Thanks to Hoosick Falls Police Chief Robert Ashe, residents of Hoosick Falls and nearby communities now… more

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month

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

Taking a Stand Against Racism

Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of the YWCA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities. The campaign is now nationwide and Unity House is proud to lend our voices to Stand Against Racism. Here… more

Spring Into Action!

Unity House Rides Against Racism and Walks to CROP Hunger Spring is a time to get outside and renew your commitment to social justice! You can join Unity House and friends at two great Spring events: Saturday, May 1st: The YWCA’s Ride Against Racism. At this event, you can join the Unity House team of… more

Congratulations Empire Whole Health Heroes!

Unity House’s Kristy Deegan named a Healthcare Hero by the Albany Business Review To anyone who knows Kristy Deegan, Food & Nutrition Manager at Unity House, it came as no surprise that she has been named an Empire Whole Health Healthcare Hero by the Albany Business Review. See it online here! The goal is to… more

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