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NY Teachers Making a Difference

Helping Victims of Domestic Violence Become Survivors Many thanks to NYSUT, the NY State Union of Teachers for the generous support of Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program. During the pandemic, calls to DV Hotlines, including that of DV, have spiked as people have sheltered at home. Confinement, stress, lost wages, and even having children… more

Updates in ReStyle, the Unity House store

Limited access starting Monday, March 16th The Unity House store, ReStyle, is stocked with clothes, shoes and accessories. In the interest of public health, the store will limit access. People who present a need for clothing can still be served but they are advised to call ahead and set up an appointment to pick up… more

Honoree Spotlight

October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month provides opportunities to highlight important partners For some victims of domestic violence, finding safety can mean the difference between life and death. That’s why a visible show of support from the community is important: it shows victims of domestic violence that they are not alone and that help is available…. more

Heroic- Every Day

Staff and friends from A Child’s Place Support Hero Walk Autism, a developmental condition of variable severity that is characterized by challenges in social interaction and communication, is usually diagnosed in early childhood. It is considered a spectrum upon which a child might be impacted a little or a lot. Staff at A Child’s Place… more

You Can Be Insightful!

Add your voice to the mix CDPHP is partnering with Unity House to gain insight. For every person who joins CDPHP Insights, a donation of $1 goes to Unity House from CDPHP, for a total of up to $5,000. Check out more at the website.

You Can Be Insightful!

Add your voice to the mix CDPHP is partnering with Unity House to gain insight. For every person who joins CDPHP Insights, a donation of $1 goes to Unity House from CDPHP, for a total of up to $5,000. Check out more at the website.

Teens can see Help Available on Instagram

Instagram, the picture-oriented social media platform that is the most used social media among teenagers, is the latest tool in targeting youth. Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services team, which offers safe space to all victims of domestic and dating abuse, was inspired to set up a teen oriented social media channel during February’s Teen DV Awareness… more

Dietetic Intern Serves Up Goodness

Unity House’s community meal serves as many as 200 guests at times. It’s hard work that is the result of the efforts of staff, volunteers, food donations, purchased food, and lots of teamwork. Also helpful are interns. Local students who come from various colleges spend time working at Unity House as interns. Unity House benefits from their help, while… more

Helping People in Need

A woman we’ll call Vanessa came to Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program. She was a young woman, married and living in Troy. Vanessa found herself in an abusive relationship. Her husband was dominating and controlling every aspect of her life: how she spent her time, what she wore, and even what she could have to eat… more

How a Tattoo can Change You

Did you know victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking are sometimes forced by their abusers to receive brands or tattoos? The ink or brand becomes a permanent symbol of ownership and control. In these situations victims often don’t know what to do and may feel shame in seeking help and recovery. A young woman… more

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