domestic violence

Domestic Violence Report to Community
4:34 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

25 Years of Fighting Domestic Violence with a focus on the Work to be Done

Report to Community on Domestic and Sexual Violence shows police respond to 1300 calls for domestic disputes each month
Credit verahouse.org

  Vera House is celebrating its 25th Anniversary of fighting domestic and sexual violence today by allowing survivors to share stories about overcoming their abuse.

Jennifer explained how a period of abuse in her childhood led to decades of confusion and frustration in trying to cope with her experiences. She says she has learned to embrace the title of Survivor with the others that describe her life.

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Coaching Boys into Men
2:07 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Syracuse High School Athletes Can Learn Lessons on the Field About Domestic Violence

The football team at Nottingham High practices Wednesday. Their field could become the classroom for lessons about domestic violence.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

Syracuse High School athletes are having talks about violence when they are not on the playing field.

The Syracuse School District is working with the local non-profit Vera House on “Coaching Boys into Men”.

It’s a violence prevention program that allows high school coaches to speak with male athletes about things like abusive language, the meaning of consent and accountability.

Nottingham high school football starting center Joseph Bell says he thinks the program will be a great opportunity.

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Vera House Annual Report
9:13 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Vera House Hopes to Expand Elder Abuse, Other Prevention Services

Vera House annual report details range of services, grant and fundraising totals.
Credit verahouse.org

  People might want to page through the annual report for Vera House just released today...not to find financial or business information, but to find a wider range of services than many people know the offer.  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. 

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Office to Prevent Domestic Violence
6:56 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Natalie Merchant Featured in Domestic Violence Prevention PSA

Singer and songwriter Natalie Merchant speaks about the PSA videos.
Credit opdv.ny.gov

As a closing point to Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence has sponsored a series of PSA videos.  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.

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Domestic and Sexual Violence Report
11:46 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Vera House Presents 24th Annual Report to Community

Sexual abuse survivor Monique
Credit John Smith / WAER

Vera House released its 24th Annual Report to the Community on Wednesday, providing a snapshot of Domestic and Sexual Violence.  The statistics are disturbing. 

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. 

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