Damien Center of Troy

The Troy Damien Center is a hospitality center for persons infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The center provides meals, social and recreational opportunities, peer support, education, and referral. For more Information, please call B.J. LaRouech, Damien Center Coordinator, at 518-274-5920 x206.

The Furniture Program

The Furniture Program provides good, used furniture, free of charge, to families in need, including the working poor, women and their dependent children fleeing domestic violence, families leaving homeless shelters, persons with disabilities and the elderly poor. We are in desperate need of beds (any size), dressers, tables and chairs. To donate, good, used furniture, please contact Tyara Burnett, Program Director, at 518-274-5920 x204.

CROP Hunger Walk in Rensselaer County

CROP Hunger Walk is an international effort for hunger and disaster relief. Monies support local food programs and agricultural development, disaster relief and land mine removal around the world. The CROP Walk is held annually the first Sunday in May at TAUM.

Campus Ministry at Russel Sage College

The Campus Ministry offers Protestant ministry at Russell Sage College. It provides pastoral care, worship and spiritual formation, recognizing that this is an essential aspect of a well-rounded and holistic education. Darren Gundrum serves as our Protestant Chaplain at Russell Sage College. He may be reached at 518-244-4522 or at gundrd@sage.edu.

Computers for Kids / Computer Ministry

The Computers for Kids Program of Troy Area United Ministries runs an intensive summer program for low income and at-risk youth. High School students learn to rebuild and upgrade computer hardware and to install and run software. At the end of the program, each student takes home a fully loaded computer that he or she has rebuilt. Additional computers are donated to programs serving those in need. To donate computers (Pentium IV or better) please call our office at 518-274-5920.

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships and Events

We honor the vision and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through the celebration of his life and prophetic witness. The committee coordinates the holiday activities in January, special efforts in race relations and community issues, and provides scholarships for Troy area high school graduates who are going on to college. For a scholarship application, please call 518-274-5920 x201.