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WOW!

Whitney On Wheels brings healthcare where it’s needed Unity House’s community resource center at 2431 6th Avenue in Troy is pleased to welcome the mobile health unit from Whitney Young. Called Whitney on Wheels, or WOW for short, the mobile unit is on site the 2nd Friday of each month, from 11 am to 3:30…. more

Kiwanis: Improving the World

One child, one community at a time Kiwanis has a big mission: improve the world. It sounds daunting but local chapters take it in stride, focusing on what they can do where they are, with neighbors and each other. We get to see this up close through the various Kiwanis chapters that help Unity House,… more

Familiar Faces in New Spaces

Meet Claudette Senior: Director for front line program Claudette Senior is the Director of Community Resources. She comes via our Domestic Violence Services program where she has worked with survivors of domestic and dating abuse. Claudette brings to her new role decades of human services expertise. Community Resources is based out of Unity House’s Front… more

SEFCU Delivers! Again.

SEFCU donates thousands of coats to area agencies like Unity House that provide direct service to people in need. Coats are among the most requested items when people come to Unity House in need or in crisis. While we may have coats on hand, it’s often a challenge to match up the right size with… more

Meeting the Needs of People in Crisis

A Note of Thanks The year 2021, like the year before it, had challenges for everyone. At Unity House, the people we serve often come to us in crisis. We work to address the crisis at hand and work toward stability. We strive to do this work while having respect for each other and honoring… more

Community Block Party: a show of support for survivors

Kicking off Awareness Month with free block party that honors community collaboration October is Domestic Violence awareness month. Among other outreach events, the Unity House Domestic Violence Services program will host a Community Block Party. This free event will take place on Saturday, October 9th on Union Street in Troy, NY. Union Street is adjacent… more

It takes generations of heart to make pizza so delicious

Rocco DeFazio puts his heart in to everything he does Whether it’s the signature DeFazio’s pizza that is a Troy treasure, or the annual stickball tournament for kids at Joseph’s House, Rocco doesn’t do anything half way. So it was not too much of a surprise when Rocco reached out to Unity House with an… more

Board of Director Profile

Unity House’s committed Board of Directors are not just the ultimate volunteers, they are a deep bench of expertise. We recently sat down with Noreen McKee, a longtime volunteer who currently serves as a board member, to talk about what motivates her to keep showing up and speaking out. Q: How did you first learn… more

Fifty Years of Volunteer Advocates

Advocacy: Using your voice for good  There are perhaps no greater advocates than the volunteers who serve on the Unity House Board of Directors. Serving on the board of a non-profit organization takes a commitment to the mission, time, and a willingness to share one’s gifts. Unity House is grateful for a team that shares their gifts… more

Recognizing 50 Years of Caring Compassion

Rensselaer County Legislature Commends Unity House On the occasion of Unity House’s 50th year of making life better, the Rensselaer County Legislature passed a Resolution recognizing the value of this work. The resolution was passed unanimously and a copy was presented to Unity House CEO Chris Burke. Unity House is grateful for this recognition and… more

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