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survivor truths

Vera House is proud to share with you the following powerful, personal truths of courageous survivors. 

  • David's Truth

    "Through the course of individual counseling, I started to peel away the layers of the sickening secret I had been carrying."


  • Jaime's Truth

    "I was a victim for many years of my life but today I proclaim, I am NO LONGER a victim, I am a SURVIVOR!"


  • Melissa's Truth

    "To this day I do not understand nor will I probably ever understand why he did what he did. All I know is that on that night, at that moment, he forever changed who I am and how I will view the world."



Shelter bed nights provided to 316 individuals 

in 2017.


Individual counseling sessions for 516 children provided by our therapists in 2017. 


Calls were answered on our 24-Hour Crisis & Support Line in 2017.

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Thank you for making an important decision to #StandWithVeraHouse and support our life-changing work. Vera House has served the Central New York community for more than 40 years offering hope and healing to adults and children. We're proud of the reputation that we've earned for providing comprehensive and compassionate care to those suffering from domestic violence, sexual abuse and elder abuse. 

Learn more about our core services -  counseling, advocacy, emergency shelter and prevention education, that touch thousands of individuals each year. 

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Individual, family and group therapy services to meet the unique needs of those affected by sexual abuse and/or domestic violence. 

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Short-term counseling, support groups and advocacy with legal, medical and social systems. 

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Comprehensive emergency sheltering services for individuals and families in crisis, at two confidential locations. 

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Prevention Programs

Presentations offered on a variety of topics, including sexual abuse prevention, domestic violence awareness, healthy relationships, dating violence and elder abuse. 

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