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Domestic Violence Awareness

Out of the Darkness: Healing Through Art

A showcase of creativity from those touched by domestic and dating abuse. Held at the Chapel + Cultural Center on Burdett Avenue in Troy, this free event raised awareness, showcased impressive artwork, and provided an opportunity to recognize two very special community collaborators: STEM Running Program will receive the Volunteer Leadership Award and the Rensselaer County Probation… more

Survivor Art Show and Vigil Will Honor Community Partners

October 12th event offers light and hope Did you Know? Purple is the signature color  of DV Awarness. Consider wearing the color to show your support and to serve as a beacon of hope for those who may be suffering in silence. Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program has a full month of outreach and awareness… more

New Vision Pioneers Answer the Call for Help

Local Group with Long History Continues to Give Back The New Vision Pioneers go way back. Originally called the Telephone Pioneers and started as a service group, they date as far back as, well, the telephone. (That’s 1911 if you aren’t up on your telecom history.) The group started as a way for those working… more

Domestic Violence Services Program Receives Funding

Grants from US Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women help Unity House offer services Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program, which offers services and safe space to all victims of dating and domestic abuse, was awarded funding for comprehensive projects that will further the community collaboration the program already engages in, while expanding the… more

Look for us at Troy Chowderfest!

Annual event a chance for outreach The 12th Annual Troy Chowderfest on October 7th, Columbus Day weekend, will have great food and fun. If you go, look for a table staffed by the domestic violence services team from Unity House. Chances are, there will be lots of purple, which is the signature color to raise… more

Honoring Community Collaboration and Volunteerism

Better together Staff and friends from Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program will be honoring some very special community partners for October’s Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. At the October 12th Survivor Art Show at the Chapel and Cultural Center on Burdett Avenue in Troy, the Coordinated Community Response Award will go to Kelly Miazga of… more

October is Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Month

The Unity House Domestic Violence Services program offers safe space to all victims of dating and domestic abuse. For the month of October, staff and volunteers will be working with community stakeholders to Go Purple to raise awareness of the issue of Domestic Violence as well as to share resources for help and outreach. Here’s more of… more

Take Back the Night 2018

Capital Region Events focus attention on issue of sexual violence Take Back the Night, marches at night, are happening in the Capital Region for Crime Victims Rights Week.  For more information on an event near you, go to www.takebackthenight.org Locally, the Family and Friends of Liza Ellen Warner and The Niki L. Hart Memorial Children’s Fund will host… more

Domestic Violence Services Program Awarded Valuable Support

Unity House Receives Funding for Fellows The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence announced $150,000 in state funding for two domestic violence services programs that will allow each to hire a graduate student or recent college graduate to help enhance the services they provide. The Family of Woodstock, Inc. in the Ulster… more

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