Domestic Violence Services

April 2020: public access to Unity House is limited. If you can, please call ahead if you don’t already have an appointment. Please help us be mindful of public health and safety while trying to meet needs.

Domestic Violence Services Programs

24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline: (518) 272-2370

Unity House’s 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline is an anonymous service which provides crisis intervention, information and referrals 24-hours a day, year-round. Collect calls accepted. To talk with a counselor in confidence call, (518) 272-2370.

Cell Phones

Unity House has 911 cell phones that are available for victims of domestic violence free of charge. For more information, call Domestic Violence Emergency Services at 518.272.5917.

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Outreach services and information are available at our non-residential office located at:

504 Broadway
Troy, NY 12180

Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
No appointment necessary.
But if you can, please call ahead so we can maintain social distancing: (518) 272-5917
All services are free and confidential

Additional Programs

  • Case Management

    Case Managers work with victims of domestic violence to assess their needs and provide safety planning based on an individual’s need. The level of service is diverse and intensive and may include: living skills training, obtaining and maintaining housing, utilities and employment, financial literacy, legal assistance, coordinating with the Department of Social Services, Mental Health Services, health care providers and other community resources.

    For more information, call Domestic Violence Services at 518.272.5917.

  • Community Education, Outreach and Training

    Domestic Violence awareness and training is available to the public and community agencies interested in becoming knowledgeable about domestic violence, stalking and related matters.

    Looking for a free speaker to address your youth group, book club, or team about a topic like Teen Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention or Human Trafficking? Contact us about sharing expertise delivered in an age-appropriate structure.

    For more information, call Domestic Violence Services at 518.272.5917.

  • Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention

    Dating violence and healthy relationships education programs are available for high schools and colleges, and other youth providers. Additionally, counseling services are available to staff, parents, and youth who are experiencing dating violence, as well as those serving populations experiencing dating violence. Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program has an extensive youth program that can provide both counseling and case management to youth experiencing domestic, dating, and family violence.

    Counselors are also available to support school personnel when dating violence occurs among students.

    For more information, call Domestic Violence Services at 518.272.5917

  • Counseling

    Individual and group support is available to victims of domestic violence and their children. Unity House also provides support groups for survivors of domestic violence and their families.

    For more information, call Domestic Violence Emergency Services at 518.272.5917.

     

  • Crime Victims Assistance and Human Trafficking

    Crime victims can access crime victim applications and receive assistance with completing their applications. Unity House also has Notary services available on site.

    Human Trafficking
    Human trafficking is the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. It often involves transportation of undocumented victims through force or fraud away from their country of origin.

    Unity House assists all human trafficking victims; both sex and labor trafficking in meeting their emergency and on going needs. Unity House serves all victims regardless of immigration status.  Through our confidential safe shelter we are able provide emergency housing for trafficking victims. Unity House works to serve trafficking victims with ongoing case management and assistance. Case managers work with victims both short term and long term to meet all safety and sustainability needs. Unity House has therapist who are specifically trained in serving trafficking victims, and has a bilingual Spanish-speaking therapist. Unity House can offer free legal assistance with civil matters for all victims and referrals for victims seeking immigration assistance. Unity House is committed to providing voluntary, free, confidential and inclusive services.

    For more information, call Domestic Violence Emergency Services at 518.272.5917.

  • Law Project

    Unity House’s Law Project provides  free legal consultation and representation to victims of domestic violence or any of our consumers who are in need of legal help. Our Law Project staff is experienced in resolving the often-complicated legal challenges faced by victims of domestic violence and others who are seeking civil legal relief.

    Staff can provide assistance in preparing legal documents, court accompaniment, and direct representation. Legal services include: assistance in obtaining orders of protection, custody, child support, divorce and other family-court and non family-court related matters.

    For more information, call Domestic Violence Services at 518.272.5917.

  • Advocacy

    Unity House educates, collaborates with others and advocates to influence policy to create awareness of the people we serve and the issues they face.

    For more information, call Domestic Violence Services at 518.272.5917.

  • Emergency Shelter

    Unity House operates the only licensed Domestic Violence Shelter in Rensselaer County.  Sojourner Place, the Domestic Violence Shelter, is available to survivors of domestic violence and their children who no longer have a safe place to stay free from violence.

    The 33-bed shelter is inclusive of all and provides safe refuge in a confidential location. Services are provided to men, women, transgender people, and their children.

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