Project EMERGE

Syracuse, New York

Project EMERGE is a collaboration between Vera House and ARISE in Syracuse, New York. Vera House is a nonprofit victim service agency providing direct client service, community education, and community planning with a primary focus on domestic and sexual violence. ARISE is a nonprofit, community-based Independent Living Center in Central New York that is run by and for people with disabilities.  These two organizations are working together to create a comprehensive and inclusive community prevention and response system, guided by and in service to, people with disabilities and Deaf people who are survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Our Unique Contribution

To increase the accessibility of information, Project EMERGE created videos that were filmed in American Sign Language and include voiced narration and text captioning. These videos are some of the first in the United States to provide information on domestic and sexual violence accessible not only to Deaf, but to all.

Contact Us

Vera House, Inc.

Jennifer Shaw, MSW, Shelter Services Coordinator

Phone: (315) 468-3260
TTY: (315) 484-7263

At a Glance

    Project Reach

  • Local

    Agency Type

  • Disability Organization
  • Domestic Violence Program

    Disability Focus

  • All Disabilities
  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing

    Victimization Type

  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Sexual Violence

    Solutions Implemented

  • Building Partnerships
  • Enhancing Services
  • Promoting Equality
  • Raising Awareness