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What a year! It’s been hard on everyone, but we couldn’t be prouder of the amazing workforce of Unity House, which adapted just about everything to make service delivery safe for staff, guests, and volunteers in a time of COVID-19. As an essential service, Unity House never closed to our consumers because of COVID-19: people… more

Troy/Rensselaer CROP Hunger Walk: it’s on for 2021

Unity House again forms a team – you can join us! The Troy Area United Ministries (TAUM) is once again hosting our area’s CROP Hunger Walk, an event that raises awareness of and support for programs that address food insecurity around the world. This year, the event is likely to be more of a DIY… more

Mary Jane Day at Unity House: Friday, May 14th

Honoring a Legacy of Caring The late Mary Jane Smith was one of three founders of Unity House. Back in 1971, Mary Jane, Regis Obijiski and Peter Callagahan founded the organization in response to the needs of people living in poverty. Even after she retired from Unity House Mary Jane continued to support the organization… more

A Super Logo to Celebrate a Super Anniversary

Unity House to celebrate 50th Anniversary in 2021-2022 As we finalize plans for our 50th anniversary celebration, we are thrilled to unveil a new anniversary logo that celebrates a half century of service. Unity House’s iconic green logo incorporating the words unity and house with a roof overhead was originally created in 1971 by a volunteer, John Baackes,… more

United Way of the Greater Capital Region makes Workplace Giving EASY!

Online portal even allows for directing support to agencies like Unity House Making a donation to the United Way helps in lots of ways. Donors can choose to make a one-time donation, or opt for payroll deduction, spreading their support throughout the year. You an also designate your dollars to support causes you care about… more

January 18th is National Day of Service: DIY in 2021

MLK Day as a National Day of Service honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity House is NOT accepting volunteers on National Day of Service, Monday, January 18th. Due to the pandemic and the conditions in the Capital Region, we are not able to receive volunteers to help cook, serve, sort clothing… more

Unity House among Achievers: Changemakers

2020 need for adaptation recognized by Albany Business Review Nothing is the same in 2020, is it? Chris Burke, Unity House’s Chief Executive Officer, has said that the pandemic and the economic fallout have not changed our work at Unity House. The pandemic has increased the need for our services, and it has certainly changed… more

How to Help

Make a difference People often ask, ‘What can I do?’ Here are ways to help: Make a donation to your favorite Unity House program or service. Want to help feed kids? Or is legal support for indigent clients more your passion? Whatever your interest is, you can make a monetary gift to Unity House and… more

Unity House Awarded Grant

Abuse of animals seen as bridge crime Perhaps you are familiar with the link: people who harm animals are more likely to harm people. In the case of beloved pets in households where there is domestic violence, the link is very personal. Abusers can use the threat of harm to a pet as leverage to… more

Aeroponics: valuable urban resource

Meet Tyler. Tyler is an 18 year old with a bit of green thumb. Instead of growing fresh produce outside, Tyler puts his green thumb to work indoors, in growing towers that grow fresh produce such as lettuce, cucumbers, kale, chard, and fresh herbs. Known as aeorponics, this growing method uses less water and soil… more

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