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Chicks with Sticks Helps Unity House

Stitching with loving kindness The term ‘knitters’ does not do them justice. They are artists, really. When some of the “Chicks”, a knitters group based out of Glenmont, stopped by to drop off 4 shopping bags overflowing with 65 hand-knit items, we were blown away. These were not your average hats and mittens. The pieces… more

Still Dancing!

Troy Dance Factory to host 4th Annual Choreo Ball The Troy Dance Factory is a wonderful place. The classes, dance and fitness, are wonderful and it’s all to be had right in downtown Troy.  Each year they host a Choreo Ball, usually held in The Arts Center for the Capital Region. Also each year, the… more

Come to a Craft Bash!

Pay for your craft online, come to party, and get crafty for a cause! The Family and Friends of Liza Ellen Warner are hosting a craft bash fundraiser in support of Unity House’s domestic violence services program. Here’s how it works, guests on online to Fanny’s Farmhouse DIY Craft Parties, and register for the Family… more

UH Law Project

Unity House Law Project Earns Singular Recognition

Important program the only one nationwide honored with Roth Award Unity House’s Law Project started out to help victims of domestic violence with sometimes complex legal issues and recently earned important recognition and support. The nonprofit Mary Byron Project awarded the Unity House Law Project with a grant in the amount of $10,000.00 Unity House… more

Women of Troy Celebrated

Brunch marks International Women’s Month with local twist Friday, March 8th is International Women’s Day. Staff from Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program are teaming up with fabulous Troy restaurant, Nighthawks, to mark the day with a local twist. The restaurant will be open for brunch where they will celebrate the women of Troy (and… more

No Party like a PROS Party

Holiday about love provides opportunity to model self-care and fellowship, an important aspect to maintaining good mental health. PROS, Unity House’s Personalized Recovery Oriented Services program for adults charting their path to mental health wellness, had a great time on February 14th. The program, which offers wrap-around supports for individuals with a mental health diagnosis,… more

Teens can see Help Available on Instagram

Instagram, the picture-oriented social media platform that is the most used social media among teenagers, is the latest tool in targeting youth. Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services team, which offers safe space to all victims of domestic and dating abuse, was inspired to set up a teen oriented social media channel during February’s Teen DV Awareness… more

Lack of Living Wage and Food Insecurity Yoked Together

News articles help shed light on complex issue Food insecurity is when people don’t have enough to eat to meet their basic needs. This often leads to difficult choices. Imagine making a spending trade-off between paying the rent or utility bill and feeding your family. Trouble meeting even one of life’s essentials can lead to… more

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Event a Success

February Marked Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month Teens from around the area had a great time at the February 23rd event at the Troy Boys and Girls Club. An event made possible through the team work of Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program, TeamHERO, and the Boys and Girls Club, it was called… more

What’s brown and black and cute all over?

COPPER! No, not the metal. Copper is a therapy dog. Having just gotten his certification from Therapy Dogs International, Copper made his first visit as a therapy dog to Unity House. We were honored to welcome this young grad of an esteemed program. Copper is a special breed of dog, an All American, which is… more

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