Volunteer ministry offers poor, homeless a place to feel at home


Road to Emmaus Ministry works with homeless and poor South Side Syracuse residents to provide groceries, health supplies and clothing. The ministry also offers two weekly breakfasts, which I attended twice for the story and to talk to a few of the ministry’s members — volunteers and residents.

Beauty salon owner reflects on her 40-year presence in the community


Anna Morris has owned her beauty salon for 40 years, and it has survived through the tough history of Syracuse’s South Side. I met Anna at a town meeting I attended for another story, and I was assigned to find a small business within the community, and I reached out to Anna to setup a time to come down to the shop for a potential story.