Vera House

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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ELDER ABUSE
6:10 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Elder Abuse Awareness

Stop Elder Abuse wristbands were sold at the event
Credit John Smith / WAER News

A group of people in Onondaga County who work with older adults want to make sure they know how to protect themselves from scams and elder abuse.

Wednesday was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Vera House estimates that 6,000 incidents in the County went unreported in 2013.

Vera House Spokesperson Jenny Hicks says Elder Abuse can take many different forms:

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Vera House Clothesline Project
5:11 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

A Clothesline with Mixed Emotions and Hope for Healing

Vera House Clothesline
Credit John

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.

Listen to John Smith's story about the Vera House Clothesline Project.

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Human Trafficking
5:41 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Local Discussion Raises Awareness of Human Trafficking in Central New York

  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.

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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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