South Side Stand

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

11/7/2017

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

11/27/2017

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.