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New York Times Article: New Treatments in Mental Illness

An informative NY Times piece discusses new treatment approaches for schizophrenia. Notably, treatment plans now recommend greater wrap-around services and greater patient input in crafting a comprehensive treatment plan. These approaches have been shown to have increased success rates and foster greater trust between patient and provider. You can read the full article here.

Muslim Soup Kitchen Project Strikes Again!

MSKP That’s one of the names they go by. MSKP stands for the “Muslim Soup Kitchen Project” and involves area Muslims interested in giving back. The group has been a long-time staple in the Unity House kitchen and dining room, helping prepare fresh, healthy meals for diners at Bethany, the community meals program located at… more

Love Visits Unity House

Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program received a special visitor on December 24th, bearing gifts for families in the program. Eight year old Sa’Fyre Terry has captured the hearts of many with her story of survival and resilience after suffering severe burns in a 2013 fire. A Christmas wish for holiday cards has snowballed into her receiving… more

Sweet on Collar City Sweet Shoppe

Collar City Sweet Shoppe on Third Street in downtown Troy raffled off their beautiful chocolate Santa. He was a giant confection and a SWEETheart of a guy, entirely edible except for his cute spectacles. Ray and Amy Farrigan, owners of this sweet spot, brought Santa in to be raffled off to benefit Unity House. On Saturday,… more

Unity Sunshine Program featured on News Channel 10

Children in the Unity Sunshine program got two surprises last week:  a visit from Santa Claus and TV cameras. A crew from News Channel 10 stopped by to see our jolly friend from the North Pole as he visited Unity Sunshine program classrooms. Each child had the opportunity to meet Santa. All children received an… more

Adopt a Child Program Featured in Troy Record

Reporter Mark Robage of The Troy Record stopped by last week to learn more about Unity House’s Adopt a Child Program. The program serves over 1,000 children each year. Targeted to families in need, most of them already consumers of Unity House programs and services, the Adopt a Child program connects children’s individual Wish Lists with… more

MVP Health Care Brings Coats for Kids

MVP Health Care stopped by Unity House today with wonderful gifts, just in time for the holidays. The health care group’s Outreach and Community Relations team came by in their mobile office to donate dozens of coats in all sizes for families in need. The holidays can be a challenge on any budget, but for families… more

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Each year the Big Man in red (and sometimes his wife) visit the children at Unity House’s Unity Sunshine Program. It’s a great day celebrating this cultural icon. Each child receives a book (Santa loves to read- and not just lists!). It’s a great day in the Unity Sunshine Program classrooms and everyone has a… more

Love Thy Neighbor!

That’s the name of the South Troy mini-festival dedicated to Joseph’s House & Shelter. On Saturday, December 5th supporters, including staff and friends from Unity House’s Unity Sunshine Program, met up at the Hill St. Inn location of Joseph’s House and Shelter for what turned out to be a great day. It was a fun filled… more

CSEA Loca 658- NYS Teachers Retirement System

CSEA Delivers! Local CSEA 658 delivered over 200 pounds of pantry staples to the Unity House food pantry last week. Led by Holly Dayton and Cindy Pohlman and the Women’s Committee, the group donated $165 in grocery store gift cards with donations and over 200 lbs. of non-perishable food items for the Unity House food pantry…. more

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