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February marks Teen Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Month

Unity House program works collaboratively to reach teens February marks Teen Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services Program is busy planning community events and outreach activities for February. Orange is the color for Teen Dating Abuse Awareness & Prevention. Consider wearing orange on Wednesday, February 8th. Are you a community… more

Residential Services: emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence

Experienced Leader Oversees Shelter Julie Keegan LMHC, formerly Unity House’s Domestic Violence Clinical Program Director, is now Assistant Director of Residential and Clinical Services. Julie will head up the 33-bed confidential domestic violence shelter. A licensed mental health counselor, Julie will also manage the counseling program, serving adults and youth across the program. Working closely… more

Basics for Babies

Campaign for Baby Essentials Babies in need. Truly our most vulnerable citizens. How can you help struggling families to provide for their infants and young children? Here are ways to help with Unity House’s Basics for Babies campaign: Talk to your club, union, employer, church, or civic organization and ask if they want to be… more

So Long to a Legend

Wishing Linda Lewis well on her retirement Unity House has a variety of programs and services. No one has worked in more of them than Linda Lewis, Unity House Chief of Staff who will retire after 40 years in the behavioral health field, 25 of them at Unity House. Linda started in 1982 at Samaritan… more

Unity House Publishes Annual Financial Data

Financial Details for year ending 2021 Each year Unity House publishes financial information, reflecting the non-profit organization’s expenses and revenue for the calendar year. This data, known as Unity House’s financials, is published as official statements which are audited by an independent accounting firm. You can view financial information here. If you wish to receive… more

Employee Spotlight

People Who Make Life Better Mandy Brown In the photo, Mandy Brown is the brunette in the back, barely visible behind the mountain of toys this trio of donors purchased for kids they ‘adopted’ for the holiday season. It’s all part of our Children’s Holiday Program, which serves approximately 1,100 children across Unity House programs…. more

Domestic Violence Services: There when you need them

Help is Always Available Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services Program does A LOT: residential and non-residential program that collaborates with community partners to meet the needs of victims of domestic violence; free legal services to low-income residents of Rensselaer County; support groups, cell phones; help with issues around stalking; housing; job loss; food insecurity; child… more

Thank You, CIS!

Generous Donation Kicks Office Season of Giving Monday, November 14th kicked off Unity House’s Children’s Holiday Program, an initiative that fulfill Wish Lists of more than 1,000 children across Unity House sites and programs. CIS, the Center for Internet Security, joined in to get things started in a BIG way. CIS demonstrates their commitment to… more

#GivingTuesday at Unity House

National Day of Giving puts focus on helping others #GivingTuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, has become the antithesis of consumerism. The idea is to give of yourself to others. Folks have made charitable donations, helped raise awareness about causes near to them, volunteered, and organized clothing or food drives for area pantries and thrift stores…. more

What Success Looks Like

Northeast Career Planning at Unity House:  helping people overcome barriers to employment NYSID, the NY State Industries for the Disabled, works with Unity House’s career planning program to help people achieve their career goals. NYSID awards a candidate with the William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award, recognizing exceptional performance. The award and those nominated highlight… more

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