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Domestic Violence Services Program Wins Prestigious Roth Award from The Mary Bryon Project

One of only three awards granted in U.S. Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program, which offers comprehensive services to victims and survivors of dating and domestic abuse, will receive the Roth Award from The Mary Byron Project. The Roth Award from the Mary Byron Project was created specifically for programs that address the needs of underserved populations…. more

Will the Federal Shutdown Affect Unity House?

You may have seen news articles, like this one from Glamour, that talk about the impact the federal shutdown could have on programs that provide refuge and resources for victims of domestic violence. It’s true: programs that rely on federal funding at any level will experience issues should the shutdown, now entering it’s 4th week,… more

Help Unity House through your online shopping

AmazonSmile gives a percentage of eligible purchases to your charity of choice when you shop through AmazonSmile. Now through January 31st, when you purchase magazine subscriptions through AmazonSmile, they will donate 15% of the purchase price of new print magazine subscriptions to Unity House. All you need to do is log into your regular Amazon account… more

United Way Helps Bridge Gaps

It was one of those bitterly cold days where you could feel the extreme weather in your bones. A guest, we’ll call him Joe, had walked to Unity House like many of our guests do. Joe was greeted at the Front Desk of our community resource center at 2431 6th Avenue in Troy by Pauline… more

Dietetic Intern Serves Up Goodness

Unity House’s community meal serves as many as 200 guests at times. It’s hard work that is the result of the efforts of staff, volunteers, food donations, purchased food, and lots of teamwork. Also helpful are interns. Local students who come from various colleges spend time working at Unity House as interns. Unity House benefits from their help, while… more

PROS Program Puts on Potluck and Plenty of Merriment

PROS, the Unity House program that offers services for adults living with mental illness, stands for Personalized Recovery Oriented Systems. It’s a popular program at Unity House that provides structure and support along with professional services. Feedback from consumers has shown that the emphasis on personal self-determination to be a positive factor in recovery from… more

Wynantskill Hannaford Helps through sale of their Resusable Shopping Bags

Unity House Chosen for Month of December The Wynantskill Hannaford has chosen Unity House as the charity for the month of December. This means for every Fight Hunger bag sold, Unity House will receive one dollar. The bags are part of the “Hannaford Helps” Reusable Bag Program. There are two versions of the bag: the beige bag is being phased out… more

Helping People in Need

A woman we’ll call Vanessa came to Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program. She was a young woman, married and living in Troy. Vanessa found herself in an abusive relationship. Her husband was dominating and controlling every aspect of her life: how she spent her time, what she wore, and even what she could have to eat… more

How a Tattoo can Change You

Did you know victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking are sometimes forced by their abusers to receive brands or tattoos? The ink or brand becomes a permanent symbol of ownership and control. In these situations victims often don’t know what to do and may feel shame in seeking help and recovery. A young woman… more

Join us for a Great Gala

Unity House will honor community heroes at the February 8, 2019 I Love Unity House Gala. Join us as we honor: Capital District Physicians Health Plan A Trio of Kindness: Clara Hunt, Charlena Keels, & Louise Liberty Congressman Paul D. Tonko and Assemblymember John McDonald III It will be a great night of dance, music,… more

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