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Thank you, Hilton Garden Inn!

Great event hosts, great volunteers who give back Our local Hilton Garden Inn did a great job hosting our Fond Farewell Breakfast for retiring CEO Chris Burke. Then, the following week, they volunteered at Unity House’s Front Door to cook and serve a delicious catered lunch. Not only was it a great meal for our… more

Unity House appoints David L. Bach as Chief Executive Officer of Unity House

New Leadership Last year, when Chris Burke announced his plans to retire, the all-volunteer board of directors at Unity House swung into action and started an extensive search for a new Chief Executive Officer. On Thursday, the board announced our new leader, David L. Bach. About our new CEO David served as Associate Commissioner of… more

Are you an Amazon Shopper?

You can help! We love shopping local, but sometimes only the world wide web will do. When that’s the case and you find yourself on Amazon, consider two ways you can help: Start with AmazonSmile. It’s the Amazon foundation that gives a portion of eligible purchases to charities. Unity House has signed up to receive donations… more

School Supplies

Can you help with back to school basics? Yes, it seems school just let out, but we are planning ahead to fall, when children will head back to classrooms. We get many requests for help with basic, elementary school supplies. Can you help with any of the following? Pencils/Pens Folders: two pockets in solid colors… more

Summertime FUN!

Focus is on Pre-Schoolers at sites and School Age children at Community Resource Center Summer Fun Bags for school age children School age children need options. That is why our summer fun bags were a hit with parents and kids alike. Each bag, usually a cinch sak, contains fun and educational materials for kids. They… more

Donate your Walgreens Cash Reward

Help your fave charity through the app- donate your points this summer! Unity House is participating in the myWalgreens donation program. You can donate your myWalgreens cash rewards to Unity House throughout the summer. At Walgreens, you’ll earn unlimited 1% Walgreens Cash rewards when you shop and you can choose how much of your rewards… more

June is Pride Month at Unity House

Unity House proudly recognizes Pride month, which commemorates the Stonewall Uprising of 1969, the tipping point of the Gay Liberation Movement. You can find local Pride events through the Capital Pride Center’s website, organizers of the June 11th Pride Parade in Albany. Look for the Unity House group of marchers and find our table at… more

Win a Custom Piece from Drue Sanders Custom Jewelers!

Enter our Raffle for your chance to win If you’ve lived in the Capital Region for more than 5 minutes, you know that Drue Sanders Custom Jewelers does the best work around. Their pieces are stunning in their beauty and expert in their craftsmanship. To celebrate our 50th Anniversary year, Drue Sanders has crafted a… more

We Need to Talk about our Mental Health

For May’s Mental Health Awareness Month, Unity House staffer Samantha Shipherd shares about meeting bicyclists on a mission. “I got your six” Often heard in the military, “I got your six” is a way of saying “I’ve got your back.” It comes from the days of air combat. Before there were sensors to show where… more

May 19th Crafting Event Helps People Find Safety

Local Group Hosts Fundraiser to help victims of Domestic Violence Satisfy your crafting itch and create a unique piece of art for you or a loved one. In the process, you’ll support the Friends and Family of Liza Ellen Warner Association, Inc. which helps victims of domestic violence, like those served at Unity House. The… more