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Unity House’s Front Door Progress

Unity House’s Front Door at Sixth Avenue and the Hoosick Street Bridge in Troy is making great progress.  The community participated in a ‘Topping Off’ ceremony whereby the last steal beam was put in place, effectively “topping off” the structure.  Staff, construction crew, supporters and neighbors were on hand to sign the beam before it was… more

Savvy Chic Opens Downtown

Savvy Chic is a summertime pop-up boutique specializing in previously-loved women’s wear. You can donate the higher-end pieces from your closet to Savvy Chic, shop for new clothes at Savvy Chic and even volunteer to help staff the store (you’ll get first dibs!).  The store is located on Second Street in downtown Troy, near Broadway.  Hours are:… more

We’re Looking for YOU to Volunteer!

Interested in helping out?   Savvy Chic, the Unity House boutique that sells previously loved designer labels for women, is looking for volunteers to staff the store during mid-day hours.  Located in downtown Troy, the store is a great opportunity for someone interested n working from 11-3 or 1-4 in a fun setting.  Afterwards, walk… more

First Niagara Supports UnityHouse Food Pantry

First Niagara Financial Group has made a $5,000 donation to Unity House, providing an early start to the organization’s 2013 Hunger Appeal, which supplies groceries for Thanksgiving and December holiday dinner baskets to approximately 1,000 families in need.   “Unity House is committed to making sure individuals and families in need don’t go hungry,” said… more

Chess in Barker Park!

Chess in the City   Casual Chess Play and Free Lessons in Troy   Where:  Barker Park Corner of 3rd and State Streets, Troy, NY Tuesdays, July 3rd through August 27th Casual Chess from 11am to 1pm     Organized and run by “Make the Right Move”, an organization that has promoted chess for kids… more

The Front Door Gala

Unity House has set a date of October 19th for The Front Door Gala to commemorate the grand opening of new offices and community resource center at 2431 Sixth Avenue and the Hoosick Street Bridge.  Guests will be invited to join Unity House as they honor the leadership donors to the Unity House Capital Campaign, those… more

Great turnout for Golf for Good!

Organizers for Golf for Good!, co-hosted by Catholic Charities and Unity House, announced the results from their recent golf tournament at the Country Club of Troy on August 12th:  160 golfers helped raise over $31,000 to benefit Bethany @ Unity and the Rensselaer County programs of Catholic Charities.   The day of the golf tournament… more

The Front Door Opens!

Unity Staff moved in to their new community resource center, The Front Door, located at 2431 Sixth Avenue.  The building will offer enhanced programming that will serve more people in need. At The Front Door are programs such as Bethany @ Unity meals program, the food pantry, a new store (opening soon!), the SEFCU Employment Support Center,… more

Unity House and the Commission on Economic Opportunity at Holiday Time

Unity House’s Community Resources program, formerly known as Street Ministry, has partnered with the Commission on Economic Opportunity to help families in need at holiday time.   The Adopt a Family Program provides a chance for those receiving services through Unity House as well as other children in need in our community to receive gifts… more

Unity Sunshine Program Makes Readers!

Local teen starts sustainable literacy program at one Unity Sunshine Program location.  See the story here: