Vera House releases annual report on sexual and domestic violence to the community

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Vera House is shedding some light on sexual and domestic violence in Onondaga County. They cite three decades of progress in providing assistance to thousands of victims as they released their annual report to the community.

Wednesday night’s event was held at the Everson Museum in downtown Syracuse.

The report highlighted National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Ultimately, those with the organization hope that in another 30 years, their services won’t be needed any longer.

“We’ve seen the community’s response grow the efforts at prevention at having conversations about what people have a right to in relationships, so that in the beginning, we were only really focused on response and now we’re really focused on changing our culture and trying to create a community where there’s no tolerance for violence and abuse,” said Randi Bregman, Executive Director of Vera House.

This was the group’s 30th annual report to the Central New York community.

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