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Quilted With Love

Unity House was thrilled to receive a large donation of quilts from the Shenendehowa Quilt Project. The quilts will go to Sojourner Place, Unity House’s shelter for victims of domestic violence. The shelter is often in need of blankets, quilts, twin-size sheet sets, towels and toiletries so a donation of handmade quilts is very much appreciated. There is… more

Award Winning Author Matthew Desmond Coming to the Capital Region

Evicted: a book that tackles the issues around extreme poverty and economic exploitation Have you heard of Matthew Desmond’s award-winning book, Evicted? Matthew Desmond is a professor of sociology at Princeton University. He will be speaking about his book, ‘Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City’, at SUNYA’s Page Hall on November 14th. The… more

Save the Date for Fall Bowling Fun

Join Unity House for a great day of family fun for good causes Bowling Fun at Unity House Sunday, October 21st, 2019 Spare Time Bowling in Latham 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Contact Mandy at (518) 274-2607 x4139 to sign up. Price per player is $25, which entitles you to 2 games of bowling with… more

Thank you for a Great Day!

Golf FORE Unity House a Success It looked like rain…. at times the forecast was dubious…. it’s allergy season…. but none of those possibilities made an impact on our day. It was a SUPER beautiful day at Schuyler Meadows on June 10th for Unity House’s annual golf event. The rain held off until the golfers… more

Save the Date for a Very Special Luncheon!

Join us for the I Love Unity House Celebration Luncheon! When: Friday, February 14, 2020 Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Troy location Contact Mandy at (518) 274-2607 x4139  for more details or check back in during Fall 2019 for more information.

Children’s Holiday Program

Save the Date to kick-off the most wonderful time of the year! Did you know the Children’s Holiday Gift program helps fulfill the needs and wishes of over 1,500 children across Unity House programs? Such an endeavor means starting early! Join us for our official kick-off at Unity House’s Front Door on Friday, November 1st. … more

Five Questions with John Keeffe

Manager of ReStyle, the Unity House store, on helping people John Keeffe, the manager of the Unity House store the specializes in selling gently used clothes, shoes and accessories at ReStyle, was recently featured in the Troy Record’s Five Questions column. Check it out here. And don’t forget to drop in to the store. You… more

Serving the dear neighbor, with a little help

Sisters of Saint Joseph Help Serve up Goodness If you stopped in at Unity House’s Front Door on Wednesday, May 15th, you would have noticed that it was Mary Jane Day at Unity House. On what would have been her 91st birthday, we honored the legacy of one of our founders, Mary Jane Smith. Mary… more

Sanctuary for Independent Media Talks About Mary Jane Smith Day

WOOC-FM Highlights Local Happenings The Sanctuary for Independent Media, located just a few blocks north of Unity House on 6th Avenue in Troy has a mighty stake in local media. They are known for airing voices and providing forums for stories you won’t find elsewhere. That’s why Unity House was honored when were invited to… more

Mary Jane Day at Unity House: Wednesday, May 15th

Honoring a Legacy of Caring The late Mary Jane Smith was one of three founders of Unity House. Back in 1971, Mary Jane, Regis Obijiski and Peter Callagahan founded the organization in response to the needs of people living in poverty. Even after she retired from Unity House Mary Jane continued to support the organization… more