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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Unity House welcomes new board member

February 6, 2024

Michael Antonacci brings expertise in financial management Auburn, New York – Unity House’s CEO Liz Smith has announced that a new community leader has joined the nonprofit’s board of directors. Michael Antonacci of Rialto Wealth Management began his new duties… Continue Reading Unity House welcomes new board member

Eight Auburn Day Hab participants celebrate completion of self-advocacy program

January 19, 2024
Self-advocacy graduate Heather Rafferty holds a certificate on-stage alongside Dan Flanigan.

Heather Rafferty is a singer and a dancer. She loves cats and music. And she knows what she wants in life – a home and a family of her own. Today, her dreams are one step closer to reality, thanks… Continue Reading Eight Auburn Day Hab participants celebrate completion of self-advocacy program