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Faces of the Pandemic to help Faces of the Pandemic

Artist Shares Talent to Help Others The first thing you should know about ceramicist Mary LaFleur is that she is talented. The second is that she is generous. When the Capital District went in to lock-down, Mary went to her clay, a medium she has worked in for over 40 years. A gifted artist and… more

Bob Talham, Inc. Helps Pave the Way

Helping Make Childcare Affordable Bob Talham, Inc., a Troy-based utility restoration company that you may have seen doing paving work in the Capital Region, is grateful for the opportunity to keep working. Their workforce has been hard at work doing the kind of skilled, manual labor that is very much needed. Realizing the economic toll… more

Thanksgiving: This year food insecurity is greater than ever

Pandemic forces many new households in to position of food insecurity For families facing food insecurity, Fall can be a stressful time. For this reason, access to a food pantry and grab-and-go meals can be a lifeline to individuals and families facing food insecurity- when consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack… more

SEFA Appeal Open

Are you or someone you know a New York State Employee? Consider Unity House for your SEFA Support! Each fall, state employees are invited to donate to their charity of choice by participating in New York State’s SEFA Campaign. SEFA stands for the State Employee Federated Appeal. The campaign offers state employees to elect a specific… more

Unity House Annual Report 2019 Available Online

The annual report, including a list of those who support Unity House as well as the financials of the organization and snapshots of some programs is now aviable online. You can download the 2019 report. If you would like to receive a paper copy in the mail, please let us know and we would be… more

Hoosick Hillside Study Wants YOU!

…to share your opinion It’s all virtual. Check out the results of all the studying, the recommendations for going forward to make us all more connected in Troy, and weigh in with your thoughts. Presentation Flyer Easy Peasy. Many thanks to organizers for making this online review available- until September 21st!

Unity House’s Diane Cameron: a Woman of Distinction

NY State Senate Honors New York Women of Distinction Each year, the New York State Senate honors a select group of outstanding women whose achievements set an extraordinary example. This year, Diane Cameron Pascone, who serves as Director of Development at Unity House, was named a Woman of Distinction by the NY State Senate. Her… more

A Pharmacy at Unity House’s Front Door

New pharmacy offers free delivery or curbside pick–up. The Genoa Healthcare pharmacy located at Unity House’s community resource center at 2431 Sixth Avenue in Troy is open and ready to serve.  The pharmacy:  Fills all medications (not just behavioral health).   Mails and delivers all medications (at no extra cost) or you can pick them up curbside.    Organizes your pills based on the date and time you need to… 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

Homegrown Grocery Store Goes the Extra Mile for Food Insecure Families

Honest Weight Food Coop Still Serving In pre-pandemic times we had a great partnership with Albany’s Honest Weight Food Coop. Through their outreach and community engagement, we had a cheery volunteer from Honest Weight who set up a tasting station outside our dining room. Catherine Jura would come bearing hot food, good recipes, give-aways, and… more

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