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Responding to the Tragic Buffalo Mass Shooting

Responding to the Tragic Buffalo Mass Shooting

May 17, 2022 - Vera House Executive Leadership team respond to the tragic mass shooting in Buffalo, NY.

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A Message to Andrew Cuomo

Apr 5, 2022 - Andrew Cuomo spent over $300,000 on ads that paint him as the victim. That is NOT the message we want the survivors of his sexual harassment or anyone that has experienced abuse to hear. Tell survivors #IBelieveYou by sharing this message instead.

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Vera House Welcomes Honorary White Ribbon Campaign Co-Chairs Andrew Donovan and Frankie Jupiter, Announces Event Dates

Vera House Welcomes Honorary White Ribbon Campaign Co-Chairs Andrew Donovan and Frankie Jupiter, Announces Event Dates

Jan 25, 2022 - Vera House is delighted to welcome Andrew Donovan and Frankie Jupiter as the Vera House 28th Annual White Ribbon Campaign Honorary Co-Chairs.

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Vera House at a crisis point as caseloads grow and funding shrinks (Syracuse.com Letter to Editor)

Jan 12, 2022 - Vera House is facing its first budget deficit in our 44-year history due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Vera House Announces 2022 Foundation Members and Officers

Vera House Announces 2022 Foundation Members and Officers

Jan 4, 2022 - The Vera House Foundation is pleased to share that it has unanimously elected two new trustees and the slate of officers for 2022.

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Vera House Announces 2022 Board Members and Officers

Vera House Announces 2022 Board Members and Officers

Jan 3, 2022 - Vera House is pleased to share the Board of Directors unanimously elected nine new directors and the slate of officers for 2022.

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Help Us Make the Holidays Bright for the Families We Serve

Oct 7, 2021 - It's time for our 2021 Holiday Giving Program!

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Vera House Foundation Hosts 30th Annual New Beginnings Gala with Honorary Chairs John and Kim Huhtala

Vera House Foundation Hosts 30th Annual New Beginnings Gala with Honorary Chairs John and Kim Huhtala

Sep 30, 2021 - We are pleased to announce the Vera House Foundation will host our 30th Annual New Beginnings Gala on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 6 p.m.

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Vera House Responds to Taliban's Takeover in Afghanistan

Aug 30, 2021 - As the crisis has unfolded, many Afghan women have spoken out at great peril to themselves and their loved ones. We must listen to them and lift up their voices.

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2020 Annual Report Highlights: A Note from Our Co-Executive Directors

2020 Annual Report Highlights: A Note from Our Co-Executive Directors

Aug 17, 2021 - As we look back on the year, we are filled with gratitude to our staff and their loved ones who supported them through the pain of the pandemic.

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2020 Annual Report Highlights: Advocacy Program Rises to Serve Clients in Pandemic

2020 Annual Report Highlights: Advocacy Program Rises to Serve Clients in Pandemic

Aug 17, 2021 - Our Advocacy Program was hit hard by the pandemic.

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2020 Annual Report Highlights: Committed to Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression

2020 Annual Report Highlights: Committed to Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression

Aug 17, 2021 - Vera House came to recognize the deep connections between domestic and sexual violence and other forms of oppression, particularly racism. 

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2020 Annual Report Highlights: From Shelter Resident to First-Time Homeowner

2020 Annual Report Highlights: From Shelter Resident to First-Time Homeowner

Aug 17, 2021 - In 2020, Shaquoya Williams became the first-ever Vera House resident to move from our shelter directly into home ownership.

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2020 Annual Report Highlights: The Power of Monthly Giving

2020 Annual Report Highlights: The Power of Monthly Giving

Aug 17, 2021 - “As soon as I was able to make a salary, I knew that Vera House would be the place I would make regular financial contributions to, no matter how small.”

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2020 Annual Report Highlights: The Power of Planned Giving

2020 Annual Report Highlights: The Power of Planned Giving

Aug 17, 2021 - "Each time I make a gift, I know I am helping someone have a voice. My remaining involved increases the chances of another victim being saved like I was.”

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Vera House 2020 Annual Report

Vera House 2020 Annual Report

Aug 16, 2021 - Read our 2020 annual report and learn more about how the pandemic impacted the agency and the people we serve.

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Vera House Responds to Gov. Cuomo's Resignation

Aug 10, 2021 - May we grow toward becoming a culture that values the courage of victims and honors their truths.

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Vera House Calls for New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to Resign

Aug 4, 2021 - We must ask: Why is the pain of speaking the truth about powerful men harder to bear than the pain of keeping abuse bottled up inside?

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Vera House Releases Statement on Overturned Conviction in Bill Cosby Case

Jul 1, 2021 - Cosby's release is the result of a failed system.

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Vera House Foundation Welcomes Two New Trustees

Vera House Foundation Welcomes Two New Trustees

May 14, 2021 - Gwendolyn "Gwen" Sanders and Erica Wynn-Kearse join the Vera House Foundation.

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A Message to Andrew Cuomo

“The Friends of Andrew Cuomo” spent over $300,000 to launch an ad campaign designed to paint former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as a victim of political attacks because of the sexual harassment claims against him. We cannot allow this gaslighting to continue while the ad revictimizes victims of not only Cuomo’s sexual harassment but ANYONE who has ever experienced abuse. The tactics used by Cuomo and his supporters further represent the barriers that survivors face every day that prevent them from coming forward and getting support. 

 

We at Vera House have asked Andrew Cuomo to take accountability for the harm he has caused on multiple occasions. Instead of admitting to his wrongdoings, he continues to use power and control to suppress and invalidate the truths of the survivors.  Today we released a video, produced by Solon Quinn Studios and supported by Survivors’ Network, that sends a powerful message to survivors, "I believe you."  

 

We are asking you to help us amplify the video so that survivors throughout New York and the rest of the world know that we believe and stand with them. 

 

Here’s how to get involved:  

1. Share our post on Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter  

2. Engage with our content on Instagram and TikTok   

3. Share survivor support resources from your organization  

4. Tag @verahouseinc  

 

For any questions or to request an interview with a member of Survivors' Network, please contact us at: communications@verahouse.org