domestic violence http://waer.org en Vera House Hopes to Expand Elder Abuse, Other Prevention Services http://waer.org/post/vera-house-hopes-expand-elder-abuse-other-prevention-services <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>People might want to page through the <a href="http://www.verahouse.org/give/2013-annual-report-1">annual report </a>for <a href="http://www.verahouse.org/">Vera House</a> just released today...not to find financial or business information, but to find a wider range of services than many people know the offer.&nbsp; Executive Director Randi Bregman would like to have people broaden their perspective should they ever need any kind of help for themselves, family or friends regarding relationship violence or sexual abuse.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:13:22 +0000 Chris Bolt 20750 at http://waer.org Vera House Hopes to Expand Elder Abuse, Other Prevention Services Natalie Merchant Featured in Domestic Violence Prevention PSA http://waer.org/post/natalie-merchant-featured-domestic-violence-prevention-psa <p>As a closing point to Domestic Violence Awareness Month,&nbsp;the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence has sponsored a <a href="http://www.youtube.com/NYSdomesticviolence">series of PSA videos</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;Singer and songwriter Natalie Merchant appears in the videos as a spokesperson for encouraging people to step up and say something when they suspect abuse.</p><p></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 22:56:08 +0000 Chris Bolt & Hannah Warren 10059 at http://waer.org Natalie Merchant Featured in Domestic Violence Prevention PSA Vera House Presents 24th Annual Report to Community http://waer.org/post/vera-house-presents-24th-annual-report-community <p>Vera House released its <a href="http://www.verahouse.org/coalition/2011-report-to-the-community-on-domestic-sexual-violence">24th Annual Report to the Community </a>on Wednesday, providing a snapshot of Domestic and Sexual Violence.&nbsp; The statistics are disturbing.&nbsp;</p><p>In 2012, The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office and Syracuse Police Department answered more than 18,300 domestic violence calls combined, leading to more than 2,500 perpetrator arrests.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:46:52 +0000 John Smith & Hannah Warren 10001 at http://waer.org Vera House Presents 24th Annual Report to Community