Cold and Snow Couldn’t Stop Celebration of Community Heroes The Ferris Ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn of Troy was filled with warmth and love for the I Love Unity House Gala on February 10th. It was a chilly night (with some snow!) but that did not keep guests, sponsors, donors and honorees from getting… more
Organizers of the NY Women’s EXPO have big hearts. They are collecting new and gently used household items to help victims of domestic violence. The proceeds from the drive, which is asking for all sorts of household items from sheet sets to dishware, will help those who are transitioning from shelter to stable housing. Funding… more
Gettin’ Their Irish On! Once again, the fab folks at St. Michael the Archangel at 175 Williams Rd. in Troy are hosting a fabulous Irish Night to benefit local non-profits. The annual evening is a fun one with Irish song, dance, and traditions. The song part features Mike Roche, Mike Donegan and Chris Gil. Additional… more
Unity House will be wearing red to raise awareness of women’s heart health. Each year 1 in 3 women will die of heart disease and stroke. But we can change that because 80% of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Join us by going RED on Friday, February 3rd.
Unity House’s Front Door at 2431 Sixth Avenue has a new neighbor. Conifer Park is a Schenectady-based treatment services group that has been serving the Capital Region since 1983. Originally started as a licensed inpatient treatment facility for alcoholism, Conifer Park today is one of the largest and most comprehensive treatment facilities for addiction in… more
Unity House is pleased to announce an amazing raffle! For only $20 per ticket, you can be entered into a drawing to win an autographed jersey from New England Patriots Running Back (and fab Unity House volunteer) Dion Lewis. Yes, the Dion Lewis who set a record for having three different touchdowns in a playoff… more
A funeral service for Mary Jane Smith will be on Monday, January 23rd at 1:00 pm at the Provincial House of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondolet in Latham. Address: 385 Watervliet-Shaker Road • Latham, NY 12110-4799 Many thanks to those who have expressed condolences and shared with Unity House their wonderful memories of Mary Jane.
It is with very sad hearts that we share the news that Unity House’s founder, Mary Jane Smith, passed away on January 15, 2017. All of us at Unity House, and so many members of our community, will forever miss her sunny disposition, her can-do attitude and her dedication to serving the disadvantaged among us. The… more
Helping to Fill a Vital Need MVP Healthcare supports Unity House food programs with a donation that helps stock the shelves of the Unity House Food Pantry and fill the fridge of the Unity House kitchen. Together, the food pantry and community meals program feed thousands each month. For families facing food insecurity, defined as… more
Unity House received a welcome year end surprise donation from SEFCU The Capital Region’s favorite credit union made a year end donation to Unity House. Manger Craig Martin from the Troy branch dropped in with a check to support Unity House. Unity House is grateful for SEFCU’s continued support of the valuable programs and services… more