Empowering Lives.
Securing Futures.

Our mission is to empower and enrich the lives of people in recovery, coping with a mental illness, and/or diagnosed with a developmental disability. This is accomplished by offering services and supports in an inclusive, people-centered environment.

Empowering Lives.
Securing Futures.

Our mission is to empower and enrich the lives of people in recovery, coping with a mental illness, and/or diagnosed with a developmental disability. This is accomplished by offering services and supports in an inclusive, people-centered environment.

Unity House wellness programs save employee’s life

February 15, 2024
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Elspeth Peterson has been taking advantage of Unity House’s biometric screening since it was first offered 14 years ago. She liked that Unity House offered incentives, including extra time off, to encourage employees to record their weight, complete bloodwork and… Continue Reading Unity House wellness programs save employee’s life

Set Up for Success: Empowering Our Workforce

February 14, 2024

When local community colleges began offering credentialing courses to direct support professionals last fall, Unity House DSPs were first in line.

At Tompkins Cortland Community College, all 15 seats were filled by Unity House staff members, said Patty Tvaroha, professor of human services.

“It has been a blessing, I think, to have them all be Unity House people,” Tvaroha said. “They are creating their own natural support system.” Continue Reading Set Up for Success: Empowering Our Workforce

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Remembering Gerry

February 13, 2024

Gerry Hodnett was an artist with a following.

“There was something very special about Gerry,” said his sister, Sandy Arden. “He made friends wherever he went and he even touched people he didn’t meet.

When Gerry died at age 74 last year, Sandy was devastated, and so were his closest friends. Among them were his housemates at Unity House’s Sheffield Road residence, where he lived since 2011. Continue Reading Remembering Gerry

Nominate a deserving volunteer for Unity House’s Atkins Award

February 8, 2024

Nominations are still being accepted until February 15 for the 14th annual Fred Atkins Community Service Award. This award is given by Unity House each spring in memory of Frederick J. Atkins, a beloved Cayuga County volunteer who passed away in 2009 at the age of 95. Continue Reading Nominate a deserving volunteer for Unity House’s Atkins Award