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Adopt a Family a Success

Unity House is grateful for the tremendous community support for its annual holiday giving program, Adopt a Family.  Each year this program helps families in need provide gifts for their children. This year we were particularly pleased to partner with neighboring non-profit CEO to create a retail experience where parents can “shop” for gifts for their children… more

New Shopping Hours at ReStyle

ReStyle, the ground floor shop at Unity House’s Front Door, is proud to announce new, winter shopping hours.  The Store is now open Monday through Friday, from 10-5:00.  Until further notice, there will be no Saturday hours?   Interested in donating clothes or household goods to ReStyle? Call ahead to make sure it’s something we can… more

Disoriented by Orientation?

For prospective volunteers, Unity House is pleased to offer monthly info sessions (formerly called Orientation) where people are invited to come learn about Unity House, see its programs and tour The Front Door. These Information Sessions are an informal gathering that take about an hour and offer a chance for people to learn about Unity… more

Solar Panels for The Front Door

Unity House’s new community resource center, The Front Door, located at 2431 Sixth Avenue in Troy, will be powered in part by solar energy. The 27.5 kW solar photovoltaic array on the roof of the building will provide 31,566 kWh’s annually. This array will result in approximately $2,775 of energy cost savings annually (17.31% total savings… more

New Director for Unity Sunshine Program

Susan Rimkunas now Director of Unity Sunshine Program Unity House has promoted Susan Rimkunas to the position of Director of Unity Sunshine Programs. Rimkunas will oversee the organization’s child care, early intervention, special needs, universal pre-k and traveling summer camp programs. Rimkunas has a strong belief in supporting children, emphasizing those who have difficulty learning…. more

Traveling Summer Camp Receives Stewart’s Holiday Match!

Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match will help support the Unity Sunshine Program’s Traveling Summer Camp. Since 1972 Unity House has provided a free Traveling Summer Day Camp for children ages 5-12. The camp takes advantage of the many free child friendly and educational opportunities available in the Capital Region, such as Grafton Lake and Lincoln Park… more

Food Security Team Presents Film Series

The Unity House Food Security Team will present a series of films on issues related to food insecurity. Food insecurity is when one does not have consistent access to adequate food, due to lack of money and other resources. The Unity House Food Security Team is a group of staff, volunteers and consumers. For more information on upcoming films or… more

The Run for Help!

Race organizers have set the date of Sunday, June 8th for the annual Run for Help, a 5K Race/Walk against domestic violence.  The event is co-sponsored by Family and Friends of Liza Ellen Warner Association, Inc. and The Nikki Hart Children’s Memorial Fund.  Proceeds benefit the fund and the Domestic Violence Services Program of Unity… more

Unity House to participate in World Book Night on April 23

With the help of the Junior League of Troy, a civic group whose focus this year is on literacy, Unity House clients in the Domestic Violence Services Program will benefit from World Book Night 2014.  World Book Night, commemorated on William Shakespeare’s birthday, strives to inspire a love of reading by giving a copy of… more

USP Receives Visit from Dept. of Education

Acting Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the U.S. Department of Education, Michael Yudin visited the Albany location of the Unity Sunshine Program in April.  He came to see the fully integrated and inclusive early learning setting for young children with disabilities to learn alongside their typically developing peers. Mr. Yudin met with… more