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Domestic Violence Awareness

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month: Resources are available Expert advocates in Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program are available 24/7 to help those experiencing abuse. For February’s Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, we’ve ramped up our outreach to engage more with teens and young adults.  You can learn more through our Feb newsletter… more

February marks Teen Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Month

Unity House program works collaboratively to reach teens February marks Teen Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services Program is busy planning community events and outreach activities for February. Orange is the color for Teen Dating Abuse Awareness & Prevention. Consider wearing orange on Wednesday, February 8th. Are you a community… more

Residential Services: emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence

Experienced Leader Oversees Shelter Julie Keegan LMHC, formerly Unity House’s Domestic Violence Clinical Program Director, is now Assistant Director of Residential and Clinical Services. Julie will head up the 33-bed confidential domestic violence shelter. A licensed mental health counselor, Julie will also manage the counseling program, serving adults and youth across the program. Working closely… more

Domestic Violence Services: There when you need them

Help is Always Available Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services Program does A LOT: residential and non-residential program that collaborates with community partners to meet the needs of victims of domestic violence; free legal services to low-income residents of Rensselaer County; support groups, cell phones; help with issues around stalking; housing; job loss; food insecurity; child… more

Domestic Violence Services: More than a Hotline

Meet Unity House’s Assistant Director of the NYS Domestic and Sexual Assault Hotline and PREA Hotline Casey Helmer came to know Unity House when she accepted an internship in the Domestic Violence Services Program. A criminal justice major, Casey was interested in the intersection of intimate partner violence and the justice system. After receiving her… more

Non-Residential Services Director at DV is a Familiar Face

An Experienced Leader Sarah McGaughnea, formerly head of Outreach & Youth Services at Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services Program is now head of Non-Residential Services in the program. In this role Sarah overseas all facets of service delivery for victims of domestic violence outside of our 33 bed shelter, called residential services. Whether a person seeking… more

Troy Dance Factory Brings Back Choreo Ball!

Troy Dance Factory to host Choreo Ball The Troy Dance Factory is a wonderful place. The classes, dance and fitness, are wonderful and it’s all to be had right in downtown Troy.  Each year they host a Choreo Ball, usually held in The Arts Center for the Capital Region. Also each year, the group thinks… more

Domestic Violence Services Team fosters Valuable Partnerships

Collaborative Approach Meets Needs Best The focus of Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services Program is on creating a welcoming, safe space for all who need help in ending dating and domestic abuse. Their services are free, confidential, and voluntary. The team does amazing, often life-saving work due, in part, to their collaborative approach. It is… 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

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