Mission: To provide programs dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people living in poverty, adults with mental illness, victims of domestic violence, children with developmental delays and their families, people living with hiv-aids, and others whose needs can effectively be met by unity house services and philosophy.
Programs: Unity sunshine program - unity sunshine provides a number of services such as day care, early intervention, and preschool developmental evaluations for children from birth to five years, with developmental services in speech/language, physical and occupational therapy, psychological consultation and general skills. A traveling summer day camp is open to low income, inner city youth ages 5-12 offering nature walks, trips to state parks, swimming, sports and arts and crafts. Served 323 clients in day care, served 477 clients in child care centers and 90 clients in summer camp.
housing support services and transportation - unity house offers several housing options so that adults with mental illness, people with hiv-aids, and people who are homeless can live safely and self-sufficiently in the community with dignity and independence. Services and programs include case management, community housing assitance program, community residences, hiv-aids education and outreach, supported housing, transitional apartment services, and transportation. Served 56 adults in community residences, 8 individuals in situational crisis bed, 97 adults in transitional apartment services, 54 were provided case management services, 113 served in community housing assistance, 99 single and 45 families served in community housing assistance program, 478 individuals received outreach/education and/or harm reductive supplies through our hiv/aids services, 569 individuals received health home care coordination and outreach and 459 trips a month (transportation ceased operations june 30, 2014) were provided to and from day treatment, appointments, employment, training and social events.
domestic violence - domestic violence services provides crisis intervention, a confidential emergency thirty-three bed shelter for women and children, housing support services, counseling, social service advocacy and accompaniment, children's services, parenting and life skills education, information and referral, legal assistance/representation and emergency medical care. 112 women, 8 men and 98 children found refuge in thirty-three bed shelter, 1,173 clients received non-residential service, 420 victims were provided legal and support services, 84 families provided transitional and long-term rental assistance and support, received 2,680 calls from the rensselaer county domestic violence hotline and 219 victims participated in domestic violence support groups.