About Unity House
Individualized Services & Supports Meeting Personal Needs
of Cayuga County, Inc. provides transitional and permanent
housing, respite care, and rehabilitative and employment
services for individuals with mental illnesses,
developmental disabilities, and/or chemical dependencies from
which they are recovering. A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization
founded in 1977, Unity House partners with these individuals
to develop their personal skills and potential, enabling them
to live more full and independent lives.
The agency is committed to providing person-centered services, programs, and supports, serving more
than 700 adults a day in six central New York counties
(Cayuga, Tompkins, Wayne, Onondaga, Seneca, and Ontario).
Unity House also seeks to free our communities of
misconceptions associated with disabilities through
innovation, education, and advocacy.
Unity House’s headquarters are located in Auburn, New York.
The agency employs more than 450 people and is licensed by the
New York State Office of People With Developmental
Disabilities (OPWDD), The New York State Office of Mental
Health (OMH), the New York State Department of Health (DOH),
and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance
Abuse Services (OASAS).
Unity House celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017. Learn more about our rich history here.
Collaborations & Affiliations
Unity House is actively involved with nearly 50 central
New York and New York State regulatory, direct care,
advocacy, political, and other entities directly related
to the residential, rehabilitative, and employment welfare
of individuals with developmental disabilities, mental
illnesses, and those recovering from chemical