Community Resources

 Initially called Street Ministry, Community Resources provides crisis intervention, counseling, emergency food, clothing and house wares, homelessness prevention, pregnancy care, laundry and shower facilities, help with SNAP benefits, holiday food baskets and gifts for children at holiday time.

Our doors at 2431 Sixth Avenue open at 8:30 am and close at 4:30 pm, but the hours for the Community Resources program are listed below:

Monday 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
Thursday 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
Friday 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)

Free community meal served 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM in our dining room on the second floor.

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 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
    Tuesday 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
    Wednesday 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
    Thursday 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
    Friday 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)

     

     

  • 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 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
    Tuesday 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
    Wednesday 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
    Thursday 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
    Friday 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)

    Free community meal served 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM.

  • 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 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
    Tuesday 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
    Wednesday 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
    Thursday 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)
    Friday 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (closed from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM)

     

  • Community Meals & Resource Center

    Community Meals serves lunch on weekdays.  All are welcome in our dining room where guests can enjoy a meal at restaurant style seating. Our dining room is located on the second floor of Unity House’s Front Door at  2431 Sixth Avenue in Troy. Lunch is served from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.

    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 thru Friday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

    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.

    Interested in donating items?
    Unfortunately, we cannot pick up donations.

    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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