Salvation Army

HOMELESS FAMILIES
3:53 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Trauma Strongly Linked to Homeless Mothers, Mental Health Conditions

The Wilson Foundation's Megan Bell addresses leaders of the various agencies that serve Syracuse's homeless.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Nearly all homeless mothers in Syracuse likely have one thing in common:  They’ve experienced trauma as a child or adult.  That’s the conclusion of a study by the National Center on Family Homelessness at the American Institute of Research.  It was funded by the Wilson Foundation based in Rochester.

The study found more than 90% of homeless mothers experienced trauma at much higher rates than the general public.  

  That means locally, as many as 450 women in the Salvation Army's Emergency Family Shelter last year likely brought a history of trauma.   

 The Salvation Army of Syracuse is actually training staff to better understand the traumatic backgrounds some of their clients are likely to bring to their family shelter.  Director of Emergency and Child Welfare services Liddy Hintz  says they’re also working with a mental health services program at St. Joseph’s hospital.  

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Community
6:43 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Savlation Army Just About Ready for Christmas Bureau Distribution at OnCenter

Toys are unpacked at the Salvation Army's Christmas Bureau at the OnCenter.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Preparations are well underway at the OnCenter for the Salvation Army’s Christmas Bureau distribution on Monday.   Friday, a forklift operator unloaded a Wegmans truck filled with 19-thousand pounds of non-perishable goods including canned vegetables and fruit, juice, sauces, coffee, cocoa,  and tea.  That includes 27-hundred bags of potatoes, which Salvation Army Marketing Manager Greg Meitus says wasn’t expected.  

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Crisis for Elderly Caregivers
7:21 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

New York One of Worst States (48th) in Supporting Caregivers of the Elderly

AARP and other groups release report and recommendations on problems facing family and other non-paid caregivers.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  More than half the people over 50 in Onondaga County might soon be spending as much as a full-time job caring for sick or invalid relatives.  Elderly advocate groups released a study Tuesday that shows caregivers are in crisis.  

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AMERICA RECYCLES DAY
4:38 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Don't Throw Away Those Old Sheets

Credit America Recycles Day.org

Onondaga County is already rising above the rest of the nation to recycle paper, plastic bottles and metal cans.  

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Local News
3:39 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

ABC's David Muir Helps Salvation Army Raise Funds for Local Programs

Salvation Army's unassuming storefront on South Salina St. houses more than 40 human service and community programs they say serve 41,000 people.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

Around 600 people today welcomed home ABC News Anchor and Reporter David Muir and helped raise funds for Salvation Army programs. 

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