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Unity House and Northeast Career Plan to Merge

Hope to formalize by year end In a joint statement today the CEOs of Unity House and Northeast Career Planning, two longstanding Capital Region human services organizations, announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding that positions them to work toward a merger by the end of 2020. Unity House CEO Chris Burke and… more

Honoring the memory of a beloved founder: Mary Jane Day at Unity House

The late Mary Jane Smith (1928- 2017) helped found Unity House in Troy in 1971. With Regis Obijiski, and the later Peter Callaghan, Mary Jane Smith moved into a low-income neighborhood on 8th Street in Troy to better understand the needs of people living in poverty. Today, Unity House’s programs and services remain true to… more

Trainings and Professional Development on Offer

For Your Staff or Organization Unity House offers training on a variety of topics. These presentations are suitable for staff or professional development days when you bring your team together. For more information and a conversation, contact Diane Cameron Pascone, Director of Development and Grants at (518) 274-2607 x4133 or  

Hold the Phone!

New phone system to improve service and efficiency across Unity House But the transition may result in temporary interruptions. We ask for patience as we transition to a global phone system during the month of August. The plan calls for a rolling installation whereby Unity House’s Front Door will be the first location to transition, then other… more

Thank You KeyBank

KeyBank Supports Unity House and Others KeyBank had a big announcement: the bank is donating 2 million dollars to Capital Region non-profits, Unity House among them. At Unity House, KeyBank’s support will go toward programs that address Food Insecurity. Not having adequate food to feed yourself or your children can be a chronic problem for… more

Martha Lasher-Warner a Jefferson Award Recipient

Recognizing individuals who perform community and public service. The Jefferson Awards are presented at both the national and local levels. Martha Lasher-Warner will be honored locally at a recognition dinner on April 4th. Chris Burke, CEO of Unity House nominated Martha primarily for her service to victims of domestic violence, but there is so much… more

Unity House Supports Troy Central Little League

Look for the Unity House Banner Proud to be among the sponsors of the 2017 season of Troy Central Little League. This year marks the 60th year for this great program that has been teaching and playing America’s Pastime since 1957. Opening Day Ceremonies will take place on Saturday, April 29th at Ingalls Park on 7th &… more

Unity House Urges Raising of Rates

Budget Season in NY State Unity House is joining in the social media campaign to urge NY State Governement to raise the housing program rates for housing programs via the NY State Office of Mental Health. Providers need $28.5M more to provide quality care to consumers. By participating in the social media campaign, Unity House… more

Domestic Violence Services Program Receives $200,000 in Grant Funding

Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program was one of two grant recipients of $200,000 from the NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. The other recipient was Safe Homes of Orange County. Partnership with Law Enforcement The grant money will be used for partnerships with law enforcement in the community to address the issue of domestic… more

ReStyle ReBoot

ReStyle, Unity House’s store offering clothes, shoes and accessories has a new manager! Ms. Christina McClement has joined Unity House and will manage ReStyle. Already making positive changes that can be seen in the store, Christina is a savvy shopper, seen here wearing a cute ReStyle find. You can find like items at ReStyle weekdays… more