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Employee Spotlight

People who help make life better In her 22 years at Unity House, Karen McKenzie didn’t always work on the front line at our community resource center. She started out in Supportive Housing & Case Management Services, becoming an assistant director of our community residence program. Karen worked in mental health, then homelessness prevention, and… more

Community Block Party: a show of support for survivors

Kicking off Awareness Month with free block party that honors community collaboration October is Domestic Violence awareness month. Among other outreach events, the Unity House Domestic Violence Services program will host a Community Block Party. This free event will take place on Saturday, October 9th on Union Street in Troy, NY. Union Street is adjacent… more

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

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

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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