Capital Region Events focus attention on issue of sexual violence Take Back the Night, marches at night, are happening in the Capital Region for Crime Victims Rights Week. For more information on an event near you, go to www.takebackthenight.org Locally, the Family and Friends of Liza Ellen Warner and The Niki L. Hart Memorial Children’s Fund will host… more
Hudson Valley Community College and The Vagina Monologues
The Hudson Valley Community College Theater Club will once again put on a performance of the award-winning show, The Vagina Monologues. The show dates are Friday, February 26th and Saturday, February 27th at 7:30pm at the HVCC Theater. Tickets will be available at the door and are $10. Proceeds from this production will benefit the Unity House… more
Domestic Violence Services Program in Times Union Newspaper
Unity House’s Dave Warren, Director of the Domestic Violence Services Program, was featured in a Times Union article on Sunday, January 3rd. In it, writer Paul Grondahl profiles Dave Warren and his experience in the field of services for victims of domestic violence. As the article mentions, Warren is not a newcomer to DV services. He started… more
Troy Girl Scout Troop 153 Helps Victims of Domestic Violence
Local girl scouts made a big contribution for October’s Domestic Violence Awareness month. Troop 153 took toiletries, which are very much in demand in shelters, and created individual shower caddies. The toiletries are a handy mix of items that are useful to an individual or a parent with children, and are in a caddy. The caddy is… more
WAVE Club at Troy High School Seeks to Empower Teens
Teens can face many challenges navigating the social scene of High School, and there’s no easy road map. At Troy High School, in Troy, NY there is a club called WAVE that helps. WAVE stands for Women as Voices and Educators and draws on community resources to help students discuss and tackle these issues. Staff from… more
Purple, Purple, Purple!
Unity House staff, guests and consumers donned purple in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness. Purple is the symbolic color of domestic violence awareness. It serves to highlight this serious issue and serves as a beacon of hope to those who may be suffering in silence. Awareness is the first step to real change.
Helping Victims Become Survivors by Fostering Pets
“It’s a huge relief and it really changes lives.” That’s how Unity House’s Director of Domestic Violence Services describes the collaboration his program has with the Hudson Mohawk Humane Society. The humane society works with Unity House and other Capital Region DV Services programs to foster pets of victims of domestic violence while they seek refuge…. more
New Director for Domestic Violence Services Program
Unity House is proud to announce Dave Warren is now the Service Director of the Domestic Violence Services Program. Dave brings more than 8 years of service in the Unity House DV Services Program, formerly as the police advocate, and more recently as program director supervising criminal justice services and data management. During his time… more
Sojourner Place Needs Your Help!
Sojourner Place, Unity House’s shelter for victims of domestic violence, is in need of household sundries for their guests who move from residential stays to permanent housing. The shelter, renamed Sojourner Place when the new building was unveiled in 2012, has 33 beds and is always at capacity. Sojourner Place is a big improvement over the… more
Unity House staff and friends help Humane Society
Staff and friends from Unity House formed a team to support the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society’s annual ‘Paws in the Park’ event at Siena College. This fun day helps raise funds for humane society programming and raise awareness about the work of the humane society, notably their partnership with local shelters for victims of domestic violence…. more