Domestic Violence Services Program- all Paws on Deck!

Unity House will once again have a team of walkers- mostly dog walkers- in the Hudson Mohawk Humane Society’s annual “Paws in the Park” event.  Scheduled for Saturday, June 27th on the campus of Siena College in Loudonville, this family-friendly event is a great way to raise funds for the valuable work of the humane… more

Domestic Violence Awareness

Domestic Violence Services Program and Congressman Chris Gibson Team Up

Staff from Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services Program and Congressman Chris Gibson spent the morning at East Greenbush High School to talk about the important issue of Teen Dating Violence.  In two assemblies, addressing ninth graders and later 12 graders, Congressman Gibson opened the assemblies by welcoming the students and emphasizing the importance of good… more

Take Back the Night 2015

Take Back the Night, marches at night aimed to focus attention on the issue of sexual violence, is happening in the Capital Region.  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 a walk… more

The Cost of Domestic Violence

Interesting- and short!- piece on the costs of fleeing domestic violence.  We often champion victims who try to leave abusive situations with little understanding of what it costs them, financially and otherwise. This piece, which highlights a study on the economic costs of leaving an abusive situation, helps foster greater understanding and helpful things employers, among… more

One Billion Rising a Success at Siena College

Siena College hosted Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services Program and other groups for their One Billion Rising event in February.  A global movement to end violence against women and girls, the event drew individuals and groups from around the capital region to gather, sing, dance and network towards a common goal. Many thanks to Siena College… more

Survivor of domestic violence shares her experience and hope

The Times Union’s 518 Life ran a profile on an inspiring woman who is a true survivor is every sense of the word. You can read more and see some of Daisy’s beautiful artwork here: http://www.timesunion.com/518life/article/The-Face-of-Domestic-Violence-6090274.php?cmpid=email-mobile

WAVE Club Makin’ a Splash

  Have you heard of WAVE?  Women as voices and educators is a school-based program to talk about violence in relationships, the value of healthy relationships throughout life, and empowering youth to make healthy choices. The Unity House Domestic Violence Services Program has worked with WAVE to focus on February’s Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Month…. more

You Look Good in Orange!

Unity House staff- notably those in the Domestic Violence Services Program- are donning orange in recognition of February’s Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Month. Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services Program offers safe space to all victims of domestic and dating abuse.  All year long and especially in the month of February, Unity House staff will be… more

What’s Up with all the Orange?

February Marks Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Month Unity House is participating in the national Love is Respect campaign to raise awareness about dating abuse and promote the importance of healthy relationships. Orange is the signature color of Teen Dating Abuse Awareness; February 10 is the day to wear orange. In February and beyond, the Unity House Domestic Violence Services… more