homeless http://waer.org en Trauma Strongly Linked to Homeless Mothers, Mental Health Conditions http://waer.org/post/trauma-strongly-linked-homeless-mothers-mental-health-conditions <p>Nearly all homeless mothers in Syracuse likely have one thing in common: &nbsp;They’ve experienced trauma as a child or adult. &nbsp;That’s the conclusion of a study by the National Center on Family&nbsp;Homelessness at the American&nbsp;Institute of Research. &nbsp;It was funded by the Wilson Foundation based in Rochester.</p><p></p><p>The study found more than 90% of homeless mothers experienced trauma at much higher rates than the general public. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>That means locally, as many as 450 women in the Salvation Army's Emergency Family Shelter last year likely brought a history of trauma. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he Salvation Army of S</span>yracuse<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is actually training staff to better understand the traumatic backgrounds some of their clients are likely to bring to their family shelter. &nbsp;Director of Emergency and Child Welfare services </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">L</span>iddy<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;H</span>intz<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; says they’re also working with a mental health services program at St. J</span>oseph’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> hospital. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:53:51 +0000 Scott Willis 19491 at http://waer.org Trauma Strongly Linked to Homeless Mothers, Mental Health Conditions Former Legislators Honored for Work with the Homeless http://waer.org/post/former-legislators-honored-work-homeless <p>Former Congressman James Walsh and former Common Councilor Teresa McCarthy-Brusa began doing work to help the homeless about 27 years ago. Wednesday afternoon, they both were recognized for their efforts in front of City Hall as part of <a href="http://waer.org/post/dozens-take-streets-raise-awareness-about-those-who-live-streets">Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week</a>.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 00:04:05 +0000 Scott Willis & Brett Samuels & Hannah Warren 10941 at http://waer.org Former Legislators Honored for Work with the Homeless Dozens Take to the Streets to Raise Awareness About Those Who Live on the Streets http://waer.org/post/dozens-take-streets-raise-awareness-about-those-who-live-streets <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Around 6000 men, women and children were homeless at one point or another in our community in 2012…and the <a href="http://www.rmlifechanging.org/">Syracuse Rescue Mission</a> is spending this week to raise awareness.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 21:50:03 +0000 Chris Bolt 10839 at http://waer.org Dozens Take to the Streets to Raise Awareness About Those Who Live on the Streets Walls Raised in Newest Habitat for Humanity Build http://waer.org/post/walls-raised-newest-habitat-humanity-build <P>Construction began today on a brand new home for Scott Brennen, a disabled veteran of the United States Army who will live in the third Veteran's Home built by Syracuse Habitat for Humanity.&nbsp; The process of raising the walls began Thursday,&nbsp;with an ultimate goal of completing the home in time for&nbsp; Christmas.&nbsp;</P> <P>Brennen returned from service to a paycheck that was too small to support his family. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 22:33:10 +0000 Chris Bolt & Hannah Warren 6867 at http://waer.org Walls Raised in Newest Habitat for Humanity Build New Thrifty Shopper on west side to help fund Rescue Mission http://waer.org/post/new-thrifty-shopper-west-side-help-fund-rescue-mission-0 <p>A <a href="http://www.rmlifechanging.org/">Rescue Mission </a>Thrifty Shopper store opened its doors today in the Westvale Plaza to try to raise money and support for the local needy. Thu, 23 May 2013 19:17:26 +0000 Chris Bolt 2490 at http://waer.org New Thrifty Shopper on west side to help fund Rescue Mission