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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

Kayla Treanor: Champion on the field and off

In the world of women’s lacrosse Kayla Treanor is a leader: as a player on the field, as a coach on the sidelines. Kayla is also an advocate for people in need. This summer Kayla will play the sport she loves while being part of a team that champions the civic good. Kayla is playing… more

Family Funday a Success!

Many Thanks! The Sunday Family Funday, which served as a kick-off to our 50th anniversary year, was a great day! Despite soggy ground and a few rain showers, family fun was had by all. We were grateful to see so many familiar faces, from near and far; new friends and old. As many know, Unity… more

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

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