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Consider Unity House for your SEFA donation

Are you or someone you know a New York State Employee? The SEFA Appeal is now open! 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 amount… more

Working Together to address food insecurity

For families facing food insecurity, Fall can be a stressful time. Access to a food pantry and community meals can be a lifeline to individuals and families facing food insecurity- when consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources. Unity House is proud to partner with neighboring non-profits… more

Combined Federal Campaign

Are you a federal employee? Federal employees and retirees can help people in need by participating in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Each fall, federal employees are invited to donate to their charity of choice by participating in the CFC: the official workplace giving campaign of the Federal Government. The CFC, like the SEFA campaign… more

Meet our Honorees

Recognizing the impact of exceptional individuals and community partners who help make life better. Our signature fundraising event will be An Evening of Unity, A Cocktail Party with Purpose. This year we are thrilled to recognize The Leadership Institute and Regis Obijiski, a founder of Unity House. About our Honorees Community Hero: The Leadership Institute… more

Project Safe Point: Street Outreach and Public Health

Collaboration on Harm Reduction Through a collaboration between Unity House and Catholic Charities, the Project Safe Point van can be found at Unity House on Tuesday afternoons, from 2-4pm. Project Safe Point is a mobile van offering various services and support for active drug users. The van, an unmarked vehicle offering discreet services, will be… more

The Helping Time of Year

Easy Ways to Help Make Life Better Collect non-perishable food for the Unity House food and Basics for Babies Pantries. Needed items include: Protein like canned tuna/meat, peanut butter, and canned or dried beans. Grains like rice or pasta, boxed cereal or oatmeal, pasta sauce and cooking oils. Also, toiletries, including diapers in larger sizes…. more

Join us at our Community Block Party

Help Fight Domestic Violence October is Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Month. Join us outside the Kathryn Allen Center for Domestic Violence Services at 6 102nd Street for our annual Community Block Party on Saturday, October 14th, from 10am-4pm for family-friendly fun. All are welcome! We’ll have music, food, and fun! See you there!!

Unity House Annual Report 2022 Available Online

The annual report, also called an Impact Report shows the financials of the organization and snapshots of some programs. The report is now available online. You can view the 2022 report below or download it here. We are happy to drop a paper copy in the mail to you. If you would like to receive… more

Founder’s Award

Inaugural Award Unity House will bestow the Founder’s Award on Regis Obijiski, a founder of Unity House. The award is both an homage to the spirit of the trio who founded Unity House in 1971 and recognition of those who work to move forward the conversation on human services, the non-profit sector and the needs… more

Employee Spotlight

People Who Make Life Better Stefanie Bastien Stefanie Bastien is Unity House’s Director of Development and Communications. While she does not provide direct support to consumers of Unity House services, work in Development is very much a public facing role. The word development can mean many things. At Unity House, it means both promoting the… more