homelessness http://wrvo.org en New federal program seeks to provide homeless families with longer lasting housing solutions http://wrvo.org/post/new-federal-program-seeks-provide-homeless-families-longer-lasting-housing-solutions <p>Syracuse has the second highest number of homeless children in New York state outside of New York City, according to recent statistics. There are 957 homeless children in the city of Syracuse, 1,401 in all in Onondaga County. Now one organization that deals with that population is hoping a new program will help ease that number.</p><p>This is the time of year things start getting busy at local homeless shelters. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:29:32 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58116 at http://wrvo.org New study points to trauma as a contributing factor in homelessness http://wrvo.org/post/new-study-points-trauma-contributing-factor-homelessness <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The majority of homeless mothers in upstate New York have experienced trauma in their lives -- about half of these show symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.</span></p><p>A 12-month study of nearly 300 homeless families in Albany, Buffalo, Syracuse, and Rochester released last week by The Wilson Foundation shows 93 percent of the mothers in the study experienced either physical or sexual abuse in their lifetimes.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:25:22 +0000 Michelle Faust 57374 at http://wrvo.org New study points to trauma as a contributing factor in homelessness Rescue Mission's new store helps raise funds for its mission http://wrvo.org/post/rescue-missions-new-store-helps-raise-funds-its-mission <p>The Rescue Mission has opened it's latest store at the Westvale Plaza in Syracuse. It's the biggest thrift store in the 14-store chain, that supports a majority of the programs for a non-profit organization that helps the hungry and homeless in central New York.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 20:47:46 +0000 Ellen Abbott 38394 at http://wrvo.org Rescue Mission's new store helps raise funds for its mission Memorial service for homeless woman calls for understanding http://wrvo.org/post/memorial-service-homeless-woman-calls-understanding <p>The deaths of two homeless people in Syracuse in the last week has put the spotlight on the people who live under bridges and overpasses of central New York. A memorial service for a woman who was found unconscious, and who later died, ended with calls for patience and help for the homeless.<br><br> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 15:10:41 +0000 Ellen Abbott 26671 at http://wrvo.org Memorial service for homeless woman calls for understanding