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Volunteers Make a Difference

Volunteers are vital to our success. We are especially grateful for a recent project done by a volunteer that improved our food pantry. The Unity House food pantry has shelving units stocked with food. It’s a busy space, processing about 2200 pounds of food each month. One shelving unit holds non-food items on the bottom shelf… more

Super Visit

On eve of Super Bowl Weekend, student athletes from Lansingburgh High School visit children at A Child’s Place at Unity House In what has become an annual tradition, students from Lansingburgh High School’s football team visited Unity House’s preschool program in Troy. It was so much fun making crafts, like pom poms, to cheer on… more

TJ Maxx Continues Support

Perhaps you’ve heard that Troy’s TJ Maxx moved to a new location. They moved from Vandenburgh Ave, across from HVCC, to a bit further south, to the new Van Rensselaer Square shopping plaza where the Shoprite is. (Conveniently, there is a Homegoods next door.) The new store is lovely and larger than the previous one…. more

Vote for Unity House!

The Albany Times Union’s Best Of competition is ending soon! Consider a vote for ReStyle, the Unity House store, and help our shop earn broader recognition. You can find ReStyle under the thrift shop category, in the Goods and Services section of the options. Look for ‘Best Secondhand Store’ and note that the nomination period is… more

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

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