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Summer Programming for Teens & Young Adults

Domestic Violence Services Team offers resources for Teens In a time of pandemic, the long hot summer can loom large for teens, especially for those who aren’t able to work. What might spell boredom for teens spells opportunity for Unity House’s Domestic Violence (DV) Services program. The program has long been known for their extensive… more

Juneteenth

A day of celebration and opportunity for reflection Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. It is celebrated on June 19th and may soon be recognized as a federal holiday. In many places it is already being declared a state holiday and local municipalities, including Troy,… more

Help is available

Need greater in time of Pandemic Meeting the needs of those suffering from domestic and dating abuse has always been a part of the work at Unity House. It’s a complex issue that requires a coordinated community response. Victims of domestic violence face many challenges, physical safety being the the first on a long list…. more

From Chris Burke, our CEO

Dear Friends, Unity House joins with all who are grieving the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the untold numbers of people who are the victims of systemic racial violence. Our thoughts are with all of you–especially our Black and Brown staff members, consumers, colleagues, neighbors and friends–who are angry, afraid, and… more

Loss of summer camp more than loss of fun and childcare

Summer Camp is also a connection to food for children Just like school can be a valuable, safe space for children who get free breakfast and lunch, summer camps often serve the same purpose: children receive breakfast, lunch, and two snacks at many summer camp programs. With widespread cancellations, including the beloved Unity House Traveling… more

Core Values

Standing as Allies As our community and our employees respond to the horrendous crime committed against George Floyd and the history of institutionalized racism in this country, Unity House shares the grief, anger, outrage and hope for real and dramatic change and the elimination of institutionalized bias. Our core values at Unity House recognize that… more

Unity House and Northeast Career Plan to Merge

Hope to formalize by year end In a joint statement today the CEOs of Unity House and Northeast Career Planning, two longstanding Capital Region human services organizations, announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding that positions them to work toward a merger by the end of 2020. Unity House CEO Chris Burke and… more

The Call Heard ‘Round the World

When NY Governor Andrew Cuomo asked the world to help New Yorkers in their hour of need during a global pandemic, people responded. At Unity House, an essential non-profit hard at work in these times, we saw generosity in action in response to that call for help. Among our services are housing programs and a… more

About Charitable Donations During Covid-19

Did you know this about the CARES Act? To encourage charitable giving in 2020, the CARES Act includes two tax provisions that reward people who donate to charity: Taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions will be able to claim a charitable deduction of up to $300 per taxpayer ($600 for a married couple) for… more

Meeting People Where They’re At

New Video highlights what happens at Front Door You know Unity House’s site at 2431 Sixth Avenue in Troy? We were surprised to learn that some people think people LIVE in that building. Maybe it’s the big Unity HOUSE sign on the building.  The fact is, while Unity House does provide supportive housing and case… more

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