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Mother’s Day is May 13th

Shop at AmazonSmile and Help Unity House When you shop at AmazonSmile and select Unity House as your charity of choice, a portion of each eligible purchase goes to Unity House. Passive income helps create a steady stream of support so we can work to feed the hungry, clothe and house the homeless, shelter victims… more

Health Homes: Name of federal program born from Medicaid Redesign is a bit misleading

It’s NOT a home. Health Homes stems from the Medicaid Redesign. The program works to reduce unnecessary hospital stays and emergency room visits by linking High Medicaid Users to needed services. High Medicaid Users are people who have chronic behavioral, substance abuse, and/or medical needs (or a combination thereof). Essentially, Health Homes is The Ounce… more

Mary Jane Day at Unity House: Tuesday, May 15th

Ways to get involved The late Mary Jane Smith was one of three founders of Unity House. Back in 1971, Mary Jane, Regis Obijiski and Peter Callagahan founded the organization in response to the needs of people living in poverty. Even after she retired from Unity House Mary Jane continued to support the organization in… more

Send a Child to Camp This Summer

Summertime means fun. Can you help a child enjoy a classic summer camp experience? It’s called the Unity House Traveling Summer Camp in part because the fun never stops, and because they travel to each day’s activities. The camp, open to children ages 5-12 years of age, provides awesome summer time fun such as swimming,… more

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Congratulates Ambassadors

Unique Unity House program welcomes and assists some of the 50,000 visitors each season The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in downtown Troy is known for its near perfect acoustics. It’s a gem of building that has been restored and hosts many events throughout the season featuring world-class talent. The hall has many fans and… more

Children Make Quilts Sewn with Love

Shenendehowa Quilt Project Delivers Warmth and Kindness in a beautiful package Unity House was thrilled to be among the non-profit organizations that received a large donation of quilts from the Shenendehowa Quilt Project. The quilts will go to Sojourner Place, Unity House’s shelter for victims of domestic violence. The shelter is often in need of blankets, quilts, twin-size sheet sets, towels… more

Come to Talk Soup!

Come talk soup. Come sup and talk. Come together. Talk Soup is a simple evening meal of soup followed by conversation around food security. Held the last Tuesday of the month in our dining room at Unity House, it’s a chance to nosh, chat, and meet people interested in our food system. March: The Irish Famine:… more

Best. Volunteers. Ever

Thursday, April 12th was a beautiful day for the Unity House Volunteer Recognition Celebration. Unity House is blessed to have the best volunteer crew. They rock sleepy babies, rake leaves, cook and serve HUGE meals, stock library shelves, conduct food drives, and take on myriad other tasks throughout Unity House and across programs. We consider… more

Take Back the Night 2018

Capital Region Events focus attention on issue of sexual violence Take Back the Night, marches at night, are happening in the Capital Region for Crime Victims Rights Week.  For more information on an event near you, go to www.takebackthenight.org Locally, the Family and Friends of Liza Ellen Warner and The Niki L. Hart Memorial Children’s Fund will host… more

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