Community Resources

Our Community Resources program, initially called Street Ministry, provides crisis intervention, counseling, emergency food, clothing and house wares, homelessness prevention, pregnancy care, holiday food baskets and gifts.

Hours of operation have changed to improve access. Please make note: Select Saturday access one Saturday a month.

Monday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
Tuesday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
Wednesday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
Thursday 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
Saturday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Select* Saturdays

*Select Saturdays
Unity House’s Community Resources Program is open one Saturday a month.
From 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Community Resources and ReStyle, the Unity House store, are open.
Free community meal served 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM.
Please make note of the Select Saturday dates:

November 17 March 30
December 15 April 27
January 26 May 18
February 23 June 29

Community Resources Programs

  • Emergency Assistance

    Emergency assistance is provided to help people meet their basic needs. This assistance can help to prevent an eviction or loss of utilities through negotiated agreements with property owners or utility companies, budget planning, and direct financial support.

    Hours of operation:

    Monday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
    Tuesday 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
    Wednesday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
    Thursday 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Friday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
    Saturday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Select* Saturdays

    *Select Saturdays
    Unity House’s Community Resources Program is open one Saturday a month. From 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Community Resources and ReStyle, the Unity House store, are open.
    Free community meal served 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM.
    Please make note of the Select Saturday dates:

    November 17 March 30
    December 15 April 27
    January 26 May 18
    February 23 June 29

     

     

  • Employment and Training

    The Employment Program offers supported and competitive employment to adults who have limited employment opportunities, experience or skills including people with disabilities. Vocational rehabilitation services may include Acces-VR funded programs.

    ReStyle, the Unity House thrift store, is one of several training sites for individuals who are looking to obtain necessary skills for competitive employment in other retail outlets.

  • Family and Neighborhood Resource Center

    The Family and Neighborhood Resource Center is a collection of programs dedicated to improve the quality of life for vulnerable people. The program helps individuals and families secure basic resources like food, clothing and shelter as well as supports to foster community interdependence. Classes, such as financial literacy are also available in SEFCU Employment and Training Center.

    Hours of operation:

    Monday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
    Tuesday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
    Wednesday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
    Thursday 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Friday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
    Saturday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Select* Saturdays

    *Select Saturdays
    Unity House’s Community Resources Program is open one Saturday a month. From 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Community Resources and ReStyle, the Unity House store, are open.
    Free community meal served 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM.
    Please make note of the Select Saturday dates:

    November 17 March 30
    December 15 April 27
    January 26 May 18
    February 23 June 29

     

     

  • Food Pantry/Basics for Babies Pantry

    The Food Pantry provides three-day supplies of food, diapers, formula and baby food to parents in need.  Annually the Pantry provides a holiday meals program, providing groceries for complete Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for families.

    Hours of operation:

    Monday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
    Tuesday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
    Wednesday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
    Thursday 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Friday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
    Saturday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Select* Saturdays

    *Select Saturdays
    Unity House’s Community Resources Program is open one Saturday a month. From 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Community Resources and ReStyle, the Unity House store, are open.
    Free community meal served 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM.
    Please make note of the Select Saturday dates:

    November 17 March 30
    December 15 April 27
    January 26 May 18
    February 23 June 29

     

  • Community Meals & Resource Center

    Community Meals serves lunch seven days a week.  All are welcome in our dining room where guests can enjoy a meal at restaurant style seating. Guests are invited to access a wide range of human services through Unity House, including laundry and shower facilities. Our dining room is located on the second floor of Unity House’s Front Door at  2431 Sixth Avenue in Troy.

    Hours of operation:

    Monday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
    Tuesday 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Wednesday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
    Thursday 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Friday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
    Saturday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Select* Saturdays

    *Select Saturdays
    Unity House’s Community Resources Program is open one Saturday a month. From 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Community Resources and ReStyle, the Unity House store, are open.
    Free community meal served 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM.
    Please make note of the Select Saturday dates:

    November 17 March 30
    December 15 April 27
    January 26 May 18
    February 23 June 29

    Volunteers are always needed in the Unity House kitchen, dining room and food pantry. Consider contacting the Volunteer Desk at (518) 274-2607 x4135 or Volunteer@UnityHouseNY.org for more information.

  • ReStyle Thrift Store

    ReStyle is Unity House’s thrift store. The store offers new and used clothing, shoes, and accessories for the whole family at low prices. ReStyle offers items by acting as a “broker” among people who have items to donate and people who have a need for those items. Individuals with an urgent need and no resources to purchase items can seek assistance through our emergency assistance department.

    ReStyle Store Hours

    Monday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Tuesday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Wednesday: 10:00 am – 3:00
    Thursday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Friday:  10:00 am-3:00 pm

    One Saturday a month

    Saturday Schedule:
    October 27
    Nov 17 (pre Thanksgiving)
    Dec 15
    Jan 29
    Feb 23
    March 30
    April 27
    May 18
    June 29

    ReStyle gladly accepts cash or Visa/Mastercard card for payment. We do not accept American Express.

    All Sales Final. ReStyle cannot accept returns or exchanges.

    *Please call us at (518) 274-2607 before making an in-kind donation to ReStyle. Unfortunately, we cannot pick up donations.

    Interested in donating items?

    Fall Current Needs Are:
    Men’s casual clothing such as jeans, sweatshirts, sneakers/boots, belts. (We do not need any more Men’s suits/ties).

    Children: winter clothes, coats, snowpants, snowboots, etc. (We have enough hats and mittens for now.)

    Thank you for ensuring all donations of clothing are in season.

    Learn more here.

  • NOEP Coordinator

    NOEP = Nutritional Outreach and Education Program

    Unity House has a NOEP Coordinator:  (518) 274-2633 ext. 4108.

    The Unity House NOEP Coordinator offers free, confidential services to help people get nutrition assistance. The coordinator can assist with certification and re-certification of SNAP benefits, commonly known as food stamps.

    The coordinator position is made possible in partnership with Hunger Solutions NY,  a program that manages NOEP in nearly every county in New York State and throughout all boroughs of New York City.

    To find a NOEP Coordinator in a county other than Rensselaer County, please visit the website for Hunger Solutions NY.

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