Learning and Earning

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The hard work is paying off for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) seeking their credentials.

Since local colleges launched free online DSP credentialing programs last fall, nine Unity House employees have earned the DSP-I credential. Three of them – Lea Church, Brittany Randolph and William Vaughn-Russell – continued their studies and have now earned their DSP-II credential. Continue Reading Learning and Earning

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Unity House’s PROSperity Program for mental health to host awareness walk

Our PROSperity program for mental health (PROS) is hosting a mental health awareness walk on Friday, May 31 in Auburn in front of the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center. The event will begin at 11 a.m. with an hour of art therapy and participants sharing their stories. The walk will begin promptly at noon. Questions?… Continue Reading Unity House’s PROSperity Program for mental health to host awareness walk

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A night of gratitude and hope: Unity House celebrates 47 years at annual dinner

More than 150 Unity House supporters gathered Monday to celebrate people who bring hope to people with disabilities. “When you’re in the middle of full-on desperation, it’s hard to see any hope beyond that,” Charlie Mills told attendees at Unity House’s Annual Board and Award Dinner. “It just takes a couple people, seeing that spark… Continue Reading A night of gratitude and hope: Unity House celebrates 47 years at annual dinner

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UH recognizes employee excellence for first quarter of 2024

We couldn’t deliver on our mission without our amazing employees. That’s why we’re proud to celebrate some of them here. Each Employee of the Quarter is nominated by their peers. Each breathes life into Unity House’s core values: honesty, integrity, and respect. Congratulations to our most recent honorees! DSP of Q1 2024: Katrina Starks Community Integration Specialist,… Continue Reading UH recognizes employee excellence for first quarter of 2024

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Securing Futures, Today

Tomorrow is built by those who plan for it. One of those planners is Bob Neigh. His brother Phil has been a resident at Unity House’s Green Street IRA in Ithaca since 1988. Bob said he began making regular donations to Unity House because he believes in the mission. Recently, Bob made his generosity permanent.… Continue Reading Securing Futures, Today

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Freezin’ for a reason: Unity House Plungers raise more than $2,900 for Special Olympics

Unity House Polar Plungers team pose for a group photo outside of their tent at the event

Saturday’s freezing temperatures didn’t stop the Unity House Plungers team from participating in the Ithaca Polar Plunge at Taughannock Falls State Park. The team took to the 36 degree frigid water of Cayuga Lake in Trumansburg on March 23. 19 Unity House staff members raised more than $2,900 for Special Olympics New York, the third… Continue Reading Freezin’ for a reason: Unity House Plungers raise more than $2,900 for Special Olympics

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