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The Run for Help

The Run for Help in memory of Liza Ellen Warner and Nikki L. Hart will be held on Sunday, June 9th at the Goff Middle School in East Greenbush. This 5K run/walk event brings awareness to the serious issue of domestic violence and raises funds for The Nikki Hart Children’s Memorial Fund and Unity House Domestic Violence… more

Unity House Launches Capital Campaign

Unity House officially began construction of its new community resource center, The Front Door, which will be an integral part of the Troy community, allowing Unity House to provide enhanced services for people in need throughout Rensselaer County.   “We are confident that The Front Door will contribute to the improvement, safety and stabilization of… more

Construction Starts on The Front Door

Unity House is pleased to announce the official start of constuction of The Front Door, a community resource center located at their site at 2431 Sixth Avenue in Troy.  The building is part of Unity House’s Capital Campaign, an effort to raise $8 million to build The Front Door as well as Sojourner Place, a… more

Mary Jane Smith to be honored as a Woman of Distinction

We’ve known it all along: Mary Jane Smith is a Woman of Distinction! Senator Neil Breslin will be honoring Ms. Smith for her work with Unity House. The ceremony will take place on May 7th at The Capitol. Long retired from Unity House, Mary Jane Smith has remained a tireless advocate for people in need. When… more

The Howard & Bush Foundation to Match Gifts to Unity House Capital Campaign

Unity House Capital Campaign to Benefit from Howard & Bush Foundation Challenge Troy, N.Y. – The Howard & Bush Foundation has lent its support to Unity House’s Capital Campaign by agreeing to match new campaign donations dollar for dollar up to $250,000. For every dollar donated or pledged to Unity House, the foundation will provide… more

Mary Jane Smith Honored by NY Senate as a Woman of Distinction

Unity House co-founder Mary Jane Smith honored as New York State “Woman of Distinction”   (Troy, N.Y.) – Mary Jane Smith, co-founder of Unity House, received a New York State “Women of Distinction” Award for 2013 from Senator Neil D. Breslin at a ceremony held today at the Legislative Office Building. The award is given… 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

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 CEO team up for Holiday Giving

Wonderful “Adopt-A-Family” holiday program off and running! Unity House is proud to team up with neighboring human services organization Commission Economic Opportunity to help families in need this holiday season. The Adopt-A-Family program provides holiday gifts to families in need who are receiving services. Traditionally, generous individual and corporate donors have “adopted” kids, purchasing gifts which were distributed right before the… more

Unity House on GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday is a movement to kick off the giving season with a national day of giving on Tuesday, December 3rd. The idea behind Giving Tuesday is for people to come together in service to better their community. Unity House is participating locally by inviting those interested to make a donation to our Capital Campaign…. more