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What we talk about when we talk about childcare

Quality childcare: access and affordability are a great struggle for families Even before the pandemic, finding quality, affordable childcare that had a spot for your child was a challenge. Now, with shutdowns and school closures, the issue and its ripple effects, is compounded. On Monday, July 27th, leaders gathered at Unity House’s Community Resource Center… more

Summer Programming for Teens & Young Adults

Domestic Violence Services Team offers resources for Teens In a time of pandemic, the long hot summer can loom large for teens, especially for those who aren’t able to work. What might spell boredom for teens spells opportunity for Unity House’s Domestic Violence (DV) Services program. The program has long been known for their extensive… more

New! Texting & Web Chat offer additional avenues of support

Hotlines Save Lives No doubt you are already familiar with Unity House’s 24 Hour Hotline for victims of domestic violence. People or their loved ones with questions about domestic violence can call the hotline at any time for help with dating or domestic abuse. In the decades the hotline has been available, it’s been a… more

Questions about Eviction or Tenancy?

COVID-19 Impact on Housing is Significant It’s one thing to lose your job, take a pay-cut, or have your work hours reduced. Everyone tries to tighten their belt and seek relief where they can. But what about your housing? For people who have trouble keeping up with expenses like rent or utilities, where can they… more

Domestic Violence Services Program Planning 2nd Annual Conference

October will mark Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Month Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services Program will host a web-based conference on the topic of domestic violence. For the month of October, there will be a different webinar each Thursday, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Topics will be varied and may include: Trafficking in the… more

Donations to ReStyle, the Unity House store

Thrift stores: a valuable community resource Unfortunately, Unity House’s ReStyle is not able to accept donations of gently used clothes, shoes, and accessories. We simply cannot safely process donations in a time of pandemic. We appreciate that everyone understands the need for safety. Clothes still available for those who have a need The store is… more

Juneteenth

A day of celebration and opportunity for reflection Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. It is celebrated on June 19th and may soon be recognized as a federal holiday. In many places it is already being declared a state holiday and local municipalities, including Troy,… more

Help is available

Need greater in time of Pandemic Meeting the needs of those suffering from domestic and dating abuse has always been a part of the work at Unity House. It’s a complex issue that requires a coordinated community response. Victims of domestic violence face many challenges, physical safety being the the first on a long list…. more

A Child’s Place at Unity House

Got Childcare? Exciting news!!!  As we move through the phases of reopening we are pleased to announce that we are now enrolling children of parents and caregivers from all employment fields. Not just those of essential workers, but any occupation. Our Child Care programs meet and exceed all CDC safety and cleaning protocols. For more… more

From Chris Burke, our CEO

Dear Friends, Unity House joins with all who are grieving the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the untold numbers of people who are the victims of systemic racial violence. Our thoughts are with all of you–especially our Black and Brown staff members, consumers, colleagues, neighbors and friends–who are angry, afraid, and… more

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