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Chess in Barker Park!

Chess in the City   Casual Chess Play and Free Lessons in Troy   Where:  Barker Park Corner of 3rd and State Streets, Troy, NY Tuesdays, July 3rd through August 27th Casual Chess from 11am to 1pm     Organized and run by “Make the Right Move”, an organization that has promoted chess for kids… more

The Front Door Gala

Unity House has set a date of October 19th for The Front Door Gala to commemorate the grand opening of new offices and community resource center at 2431 Sixth Avenue and the Hoosick Street Bridge.  Guests will be invited to join Unity House as they honor the leadership donors to the Unity House Capital Campaign, those… more

Great turnout for Golf for Good!

Organizers for Golf for Good!, co-hosted by Catholic Charities and Unity House, announced the results from their recent golf tournament at the Country Club of Troy on August 12th:  160 golfers helped raise over $31,000 to benefit Bethany @ Unity and the Rensselaer County programs of Catholic Charities.   The day of the golf tournament… more

The Front Door Opens!

Unity Staff moved in to their new community resource center, The Front Door, located at 2431 Sixth Avenue.  The building will offer enhanced programming that will serve more people in need. At The Front Door are programs such as Bethany @ Unity meals program, the food pantry, a new store (opening soon!), the SEFCU Employment Support Center,… more

Unity House and the Commission on Economic Opportunity at Holiday Time

Unity House’s Community Resources program, formerly known as Street Ministry, has partnered with the Commission on Economic Opportunity to help families in need at holiday time.   The Adopt a Family Program provides a chance for those receiving services through Unity House as well as other children in need in our community to receive gifts… more

Unity Sunshine Program Makes Readers!

Local teen starts sustainable literacy program at one Unity Sunshine Program location.  See the story here:

Food Stamp Reductions and Impact

Unity House’s Christine Nealon, Director of Community Resources (formerly known as Street Ministry), talks about cuts to the food stamps program and how it may affect families in the Capital Region.

Unity House and CEO team up for Holiday Giving

Wonderful “Adopt-A-Family” holiday program off and running! Unity House is proud to team up with neighboring human services organization Commission Economic Opportunity to help families in need this holiday season. The Adopt-A-Family program provides holiday gifts to families in need who are receiving services. Traditionally, generous individual and corporate donors have “adopted” kids, purchasing gifts which were distributed right before the… more

Unity House on GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday is a movement to kick off the giving season with a national day of giving on Tuesday, December 3rd. The idea behind Giving Tuesday is for people to come together in service to better their community. Unity House is participating locally by inviting those interested to make a donation to our Capital Campaign…. more

Unity House Looking for Adopters

The Unity House Adopt a Family Program is in need of individuals and groups interested in “adopting” children for the holiday season. With the help of an adult, children fill out a list detailing two wanted items and two needed items. The lists are then adopted out to donors willing to shop for some of the items on the… more