Our Mission: Unity House’s 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 supports and services in an inclusive, person-centered environment.
Our Vision: All individuals are respected and lead lives of personal fulfillment and acceptance within our community.
Our Core Values: Honesty - Integrity - Respect


About Unity House
Individualized Services & Supports Meeting Personal Needs

Unity House 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 dependencies.