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It takes generations of heart to make pizza so delicious

Rocco DeFazio puts his heart in to everything he does Whether it’s the signature DeFazio’s pizza that is a Troy treasure, or the annual stickball tournament for kids at Joseph’s House, Rocco doesn’t do anything half way. So it was not too much of a surprise when Rocco reached out to Unity House with an… more

Working Together to address food insecurity

For families facing food insecurity, Fall can be a stressful time. For this reason, 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… more

Board of Director Profile

Unity House’s committed Board of Directors are not just the ultimate volunteers, they are a deep bench of expertise. We recently sat down with Noreen McKee, a longtime volunteer who currently serves as a board member, to talk about what motivates her to keep showing up and speaking out. Q: How did you first learn… more

Got Unity House Gear?

A chance to wear your heart on your sleeve! For a limited time, you can place an order to purchase Unity House apparel. Spirit wear items feature the Unity House commemorative 50th anniversary logo and are done through a third party. Unity House will receive 10% of the cost, as a donation. More than a… more

Fifty Years of Volunteer Advocates

Advocacy: Using your voice for good  There are perhaps no greater advocates than the volunteers who serve on the Unity House Board of Directors. Serving on the board of a non-profit organization takes a commitment to the mission, time, and a willingness to share one’s gifts. Unity House is grateful for a team that shares their gifts… more

National Food Bank Day

September 3rd marks National Food Bank Day: Hunger Awareness We are grateful for our partnership with the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY and all the donations from our community that help stock the shelves of our food pantry. Together we help feed our neighbors! The Unity House pantry is open every weekday and available… more

Safety First!

A Child’s Place at Unity House Check out their dedicated website and see Fall news, including opening plans as we kick off new school year, and updated calendars. Early Pre-K and Universal Pre-K in community based settings Community based pre-k, like we have on offer at A Child’s Place in Albany, is a great asset… more

Domestic Violence Services: There when you need them

Help is Always Available Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services Program does A LOT. They have a residential and non-residential program that collaborates with community partners to meet the needs of victims of domestic violence; they offer free legal services to low-income residents of Rensselaer County; they have support groups, cell phones; help with issues around… more

Recognizing 50 Years of Caring Compassion

Rensselaer County Legislature Commends Unity House On the occasion of Unity House’s 50th year of making life better, the Rensselaer County Legislature passed a Resolution recognizing the value of this work. The resolution was passed unanimously and a copy was presented to Unity House CEO Chris Burke. Unity House is grateful for this recognition and… more

Employee Spotlight

People who help make life better Sue Butler seems to know everyone, both at work and in the community. That’s how it goes when you’ve worked at Unity House for over 40 years. Sue started in 1981, working in children’s services, then called Unity Sunshine. Today children’s services are called A Child’s Place at Unity… more

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