News + Events

Community Resources

Unity House Can Help with SNAP Benefits

Commonly known as Food Stamps, SNAP benefits are an important part of the food safety net Thanks to Hunger Solutions NY, Unity House has a dedicated NOEP Coordinator to help with SNAP benefits. That’s an alphabet soup of acronyms so let’s break it down. NOEP stands for Nutrition Outreach Education Program. It’s the title that… 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

Need for volunteers

Mobilizing help while maintaining social distance Unity House’s food programs, namely prepared food that used to be served in our free, community dining room, and our food pantry, are still working hard to address food insecurity. But they’ve changed their ways. Instead of choosing foods off of the shelf, guests are asked to make an… more

Save the Date for Golf fore Unity House: October 6, 2020

Play on a Premium Course While Doing Good! New date: October 6th (please remove date of June 8th from your calendars.) Schuyler Meadows: a premier course. Drop off your clubs, enjoy a meal on the terrace and then start golfing. A round of golf on this fabulous course is followed by a meal at the Clubhouse where tournament… more

Bombas Giving Program Donates Socks to Unity House

Q: What is the #1 most requested item in shelters? Bombas Giving Program was founded after finding out that the answer to the above question is “socks.” Bombas is based in helping the homeless community of the United States, their goal being to bring awareness to the issue of the lack of clothing in national… more

TJ Maxx Helps Children

The most wonderful time of the year: when kids go back to school For parents, this time of year can be both good and bad: children are going back to school where they’ll learn, have structure, and access to breakfast and lunch. But what if you already struggle to meet the needs of your family?… more

Meet Denise Roe

New Program Director of Community Resources has long history of helping Denise Roe has been working in human services since 2001, mostly in positions of direct care. What is direct care? It’s when you have direct contact with the consumers who are the recipients of the help Unity House provides. In Denise’s case, she focused… more

Unity House Stands Against Racism

April 25th marked Stand Against Racism, a day to bring the community together to stand up to racism and work for racial justice. The program is a signature campaign of YWCA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our… more

Buy a Reusable Shopping Bag, Help Unity House!

Through the month of APRIL, Unity House benefits for each bag purchased Hannaford in Troy is helping to combat food insecurity in our community. For each Fight Hunger bag purchased, Unity House will receive a donation from Hannaford. Proceeds from the Bags for a Cause campaign will go to Unity House programs that address food… more

CAP COM Delivers

Addressing Food Insecurity Pantry by Pantry CAP COM and their members made a commitment to make food insecurity a priority. They kicked off a widespread initiative to collect needed items for pantries across the Capital District. This was not a “one-and-done” donation. Over weeks, CAP COM coordinated the distribution of non-perishable goods collected at branches… more

EXIT PAGE