Vera House 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 Elder Abuse Awareness http://waer.org/post/elder-abuse-awareness <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group of people in </span>Onondaga<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County who work with older adults want to make sure they know how to protect themselves from scams and elder abuse.</span></p><p>Wednesday was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Vera House estimates that 6,000 incidents in the County went unreported in 2013.</p><p>Vera House Spokesperson Jenny Hicks says Elder Abuse can take many different forms:</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 22:10:01 +0000 Hannah Warren & John Smith 19506 at http://waer.org Elder Abuse Awareness A Clothesline with Mixed Emotions and Hope for Healing http://waer.org/post/clothesline-mixed-emotions-and-hope-healing <div>The shirts hanging on several clotheslines in the Canyon Area of Destiny USA are unlike any you’ve ever seen before. They are filled with at least 300 messages, hand-drawn layouts telling the personal stories of sexual assault victims of all ages.</div><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:11:51 +0000 John Smith 17624 at http://waer.org A Clothesline with Mixed Emotions and Hope for Healing Local Discussion Raises Awareness of Human Trafficking in Central New York http://waer.org/post/local-discussion-raises-awareness-human-trafficking-central-new-york <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Human trafficking sounds like a terrifying crime and few Central New Yorkers are aware that it’s happening in this area. The League of Women Voters hosted a panel discussion Tuesday night in Syracuse to try to raise awareness.</p><p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:41:48 +0000 Samantha Sonner 10894 at http://waer.org Local Discussion Raises Awareness of Human Trafficking in Central New York 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