Unity House of Cayuga County, Inc. provides transitional and permanent housing, respite care, and rehabilitative and employment services for adults with mental illness, 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 serves more than 700 adults a day in six central New York counties; individuals are accepted by referral only. Unity House is committed to freeing our communities of misconceptions associated with disabilities through innovation, education, and advocacy.


PWDD Services
Unity House provides residential and day habilitation services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These services assist individuals in achieving their individual goals and working toward greater independence and personal growth. Staff supports will be established in pursuit of the individual’s valued outcomes to ensure a successful life at home and as a community member.
Our services for individuals with mental health issues offer a variety of housing options and rehabilitation and support programs.
Unity Employment Services (UES) assists individuals with various disabilities (behavioral, developmental and physical) in securing competitive employment in Cayuga, Onondaga, Ontario, Seneca, and Wayne counties. Serves as liaison for employee-employer relations, and provides on-site and/or off-site employment support after job placement.
G.R.A.C.E. House is dedicated to the recovery of individuals suffering from substance use disorders by offering safe and sober housing options. Services include case management and individualized recovery plans supported by staff and peers, in both a community residence and supportive living program.
Our nursing department is composed of highly qualified registered nurses, each working in concert with the OPWDD residential program managers to ensure all physician orders and recommendations are implemented. All nurses are OPWDD-cross-trained in Cayuga and Tompkins Counties to ensure quality medical care for all individuals served.
These panels in Cayuga and Tompkins Counties offer an avenue for consumers to provide feedback and constructive criticism about the services they receive. In a confidential setting with administrative staff, service recipients are welcome to voice their concerns and share suggestions for improvement.
Unity House offers services and programs in six central New York counties. Check our location summary for where and what we provide to more than 700 individuals daily.