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Season of Smiles at Unity House

AmazonSmile Helps Non-Profits Unity House receives a portion of eligible purchases when shoppers start at AmazonSmile and designate Unity House of Troy, Inc. to receive donations from Amazon’s foundation dedicated to community support. This year, AmazonSmile has created a campaign to bring awareness to the many non-profits the foundation helps. Called #SeasonOfSmiles, the hashtag is… more


Support Unity House on #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back. You’ve heard of Black Friday, Shop Local Saturday, even Sofa Sunday, followed by Cyber Monday…. but Giving Tuesday is your chance to make a difference. Please, make a gift on Tuesday, November 28th to help support needed programs and services of Unity House. Thank You!

Bananas for Bok Choy

There’s this farmer, Karoline Hart in Ballston Lake, and she had a more than successful crop of bok choy. We’re talking bountiful bushels of beautiful bok, chock full of vitamins and nutrients. Then there is Amy Halloran, our Food Security Case Manager at Unity House. She thinks and writes about food a lot. Mostly about how… more

TJX Foundation Awards Grant to Help Children in Need

Local TJ Maxx Store Goes to Bat for Unity House You know TJX as the parent company for TJ Maxx stores. It can seem like a giant behemoth of a corporation, but staff in Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program have seen the human side of this company through our local TJ Maxx store on… more

Hilton Garden Inn of Troy Cooks

Volunteers from Troy location prepare Thanksgiving Feast Chefs, staff and friends at the nearby Hilton Garden Inn on Hoosick Street in Troy will prepare a full Thanksgiving meal to be served in the Unity House dining room on November 22nd. This is not the first time the group has pitched in. In the past, they’ve… more

SEFCU Comes Through

Credit Union Supports Community Resources Unity House was among the recipients of a $10,000 donation from SEFCU. The donation was made in support of programs that help with life’s essentials such as food, housing, clothing, and jobs.  SEFCU also donated to Albany’s Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless. The support was made at the group’s annual… more

October 10th is World Mental Health Day

Removing the stigma of mental health helps reduce barriers to accessing help. World Mental Health Day seeks to take the issue of mental health out of the shadows. Statistics show that only one third of those with mental health conditions actually seek help. Taking the issue out of the shadows emboldens conversations and promotes treatment… more

Do you have furniture to donate?

HATAS helps fill a need. Like many organizations, Unity House does not have the ability to pick up, store, or transport furniture to people who need it. Fortunately, the Homeless and Traveler’s Aid Society, working with many partners, has a furniture program that local non-profits and consumers can access. The program asks as a broker… more

Thank You, Walgreens!

Local Pharmacy Makes Flu Shots Available Staff from the Walgreens on Hoosick Street in Troy are doing a good deed. On Wednesday, September 27th, they will be at Unity House’s Front Door, ready to dispense over 100 flu vaccines for people who need them. Health officials predict a particularly challenging flu season, so it’s important… more

TJ Maxx Backpacks for Kids

Local store helps over 30 children at Back to School time Back to School can be an exciting but sometimes stressful time. There’s the excitement of seeing old friends, meeting your new teacher and all the possibility that a new school year brings. But there can be doubt, fear, and uncertainty as well. If you are… more