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Season of Smiles at Unity House

AmazonSmile Helps Non-Profits Unity House receives a portion of eligible purchases when shoppers start at AmazonSmile and designate Unity House of Troy, Inc. to receive donations from Amazon’s foundation dedicated to community support. This year, AmazonSmile has created a campaign to bring awareness to the many non-profits the foundation helps. Called #SeasonOfSmiles, the hashtag is… more

World AIDS Day: December 1st

Unity House to commemorate World AIDS Day This year’s global theme is, ‘Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships’.  Since 1988, December 1 has been designated as World AIDS Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, and mourning those who have died of the disease. Government and health officials, non-governmental… more

Help Unity House help others this holiday season

Making Life Better It’s not just a tagline, it is what we do every day to help people who are struggling and hurting. Please, consider a gift to Unity House this holiday season so we can continue to help feed the hungry, house those at risk of homelessness, help people living with the challenge of mental illness, support those… more


Support Unity House on #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back. You’ve heard of Black Friday, Shop Local Saturday, even Sofa Sunday, followed by Cyber Monday…. but Giving Tuesday is your chance to make a difference. Please, make a gift on Tuesday, November 28th to help support needed programs and services of Unity House. Thank You!

Bananas for Bok Choy

There’s this farmer, Karoline Hart in Ballston Lake, and she had a more than successful crop of bok choy. We’re talking bountiful bushels of beautiful bok, chock full of vitamins and nutrients. Then there is Amy Halloran, our Food Security Case Manager at Unity House. She thinks and writes about food a lot. Mostly about how… more

Good Support

Have you heard of ThirdLove? They’re the company that believes the best bra is one you never think of It’s true. We don’t think about bras. And when women arrive at Sojourner Place, Unity House’s shelter for victims of domestic violence, it’s the last thing on their minds. But often, women arrive with little more… more

TJX Foundation Awards Grant to Help Children in Need

Local TJ Maxx Store Goes to Bat for Unity House You know TJX as the parent company for TJ Maxx stores. It can seem like a giant behemoth of a corporation, but staff in Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program have seen the human side of this company through our local TJ Maxx store on… more

Hilton Garden Inn of Troy Cooks

Volunteers from Troy location prepare Thanksgiving Feast Chefs, staff and friends at the nearby Hilton Garden Inn on Hoosick Street in Troy will prepare a full Thanksgiving meal to be served in the Unity House dining room on November 22nd. This is not the first time the group has pitched in. In the past, they’ve… more

Rensselaer Honda to Help Out

How much food will fit in a Fit? We love the Honda Fit, like the one pictured here. Why are we so enthusiastic about a top-ranked hatchback? It’s because our friends at Rensselaer Honda are once again going the extra mile in recognition of November’s Hunger & Homelessness Awareness month. Through the month of November,… more

KeyBank Comes Through

Key4Women Thinks Outside the Box Key4Women is the bank’s nationwide community of entrepreneurial and executive business women brought together by KeyBank to help them thrive. It’s more that just banking services for women-owned businesses, it’s also a network, a philanthropically-minded group, and a resource for women everywhere. Frankly, it’s also an inspiration. At least it seemed that… more