Teens can face many challenges navigating the social scene of High School, and there’s no easy road map. At Troy High School, in Troy, NY there is a club called WAVE that helps. WAVE stands for Women as Voices and Educators and draws on community resources to help students discuss and tackle these issues. Staff from… more
Domestic Violence Awareness
Unity House staff, guests and consumers donned purple in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness. Purple is the symbolic color of domestic violence awareness. It serves to highlight this serious issue and serves as a beacon of hope to those who may be suffering in silence. Awareness is the first step to real change.
“It’s a huge relief and it really changes lives.” That’s how Unity House’s Director of Domestic Violence Services describes the collaboration his program has with the Hudson Mohawk Humane Society. The humane society works with Unity House and other Capital Region DV Services programs to foster pets of victims of domestic violence while they seek refuge…. more
Check out the below link for Susan Arbettor’s interview with Dave Warren of Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services Program and Brad Shear of the Hudson Mohawk Humane Society as they discuss the link between animal abuse and abuse of an intimate partner. Capitol Pressroom Did you know October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month?
Sojourner Place, Unity House’s shelter for victims of domestic violence, is in need of household sundries for their guests who move from residential stays to permanent housing. The shelter, renamed Sojourner Place when the new building was unveiled in 2012, has 33 beds and is always at capacity. Sojourner Place is a big improvement over the… more
Staff and friends from Unity House formed a team to support the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society’s annual ‘Paws in the Park’ event at Siena College. This fun day helps raise funds for humane society programming and raise awareness about the work of the humane society, notably their partnership with local shelters for victims of domestic violence…. more
Unity House will once again have a team of walkers- mostly dog walkers- in the Hudson Mohawk Humane Society’s annual “Paws in the Park” event. Scheduled for Saturday, June 27th on the campus of Siena College in Loudonville, this family-friendly event is a great way to raise funds for the valuable work of the humane… more
Interesting- and short!- piece on the costs of fleeing domestic violence. We often champion victims who try to leave abusive situations with little understanding of what it costs them, financially and otherwise. This piece, which highlights a study on the economic costs of leaving an abusive situation, helps foster greater understanding and helpful things employers, among… more