Little Black DressThank you for our SELL OUT Second Annual Little Black Dress Fashion Show at the Gould Hotel March 28-29 ,2014.

We'll be setting the date for our next Fashion Show Extravaganza soon. Stand by to get your tickets early. They will be available at the New Beginnings Boutique, 103 Fall Street, New Beginnings Thrift Store, 35 State Street, or the main office at 33 State Street.

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5K Race Benefits House of Concern


The Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve is hosting their fourth, annual 5K Race for Hunger on August 2, 2014 at 9:00 am at their Black Brook Road site in Seneca Falls. Although this race’s USTAF certified course is situated in a wetland preserve, it is not your typical “trail race.” The terrain is relatively flat, with […]

Fund-Raiser for Diane Draheim and Family

Fund-Raiser for Diane Draheim and Family

The Eagle Hotel in Lodi is holding a major fund-raiser to help House of Concern Executive Director Diane Draheim during her battle with heart disease. Diane is at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester waiting for a donor heart to become available. The wait could be a long one. As difficult as the isolation and waiting […]

House of Concern Names Interim Director

Rose Rathbone

The Seneca County House of Concern has named Rose Rathbone as Interim Executive Director. Diane Draheim, who has served as Director of the organization since 2007, has been out on disability and is currently awaiting a heart transplant at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Draheim has been named Director Emeritus and will continue to offer […]

Foodlink Mobile Pantry at HOC Tuesday (6/24)

Give Bacl

The Foodlink Mobile Pantry will be coming to the House of Concern on Tuesday afternoon, (June 24th) between 3:00 – 5:00. Because the arrival time of the delivery truck is not always precise, the actual times the food will be available may vary. The House of Concern and Foodlink have agreed to sponsor these deliveries […]

Doug’s Fish Fry Supports House of Concern

Dougs Fish Fry

Doug’s Fish Fry will be at the Five StarBank at the intersection of Rt 5&20 and Rt 414 on Monday June 23rd from 11am-6pm. They will have a large selection of seafood dinners available and a percentage of all sales will go to support the Seneca County House of Concern. So far this year, Doug’s […]

American Legion Sponsors Feed the Future Drive

Food Pantry

The school year is almost over and for some children that means their days will start without breakfast. This creates a critical time for children in need and for local food pantries. The Seneca Falls American Legion will be collecting Non-perishable Breakfast items to be donated to the House of Concerns’ food pantry. As an incentive, […]

Electronic Donations Accepted


GET CONNECTED AND MAKE DONATIONS ELECTRONICALLY Did you know that you can now make donations to the House of Concern online? Go to and click on DONATE. You can use your credit/debit card, or use PayPal. It’s very easy, and the transactions are secure. Did you know that a donation of: $25 will purchase […]

Postal Workers Lend Hand to HOC


Local United States Postal Service employees lent a hand to the Seneca County House of Concern with cartloads of food supplied by their customers. The Post Office sent out a card requesting donations of non-perishable food items to all their customers in the area, and over the past few days have collected the bags customers left […]

Mobile Food Pantry Dates Set

Foodlink Mobile Food Pantry

The dates for the Foodlink Mobile Food Pantry at the Seneca County House of Concern have been set for the remainder of the year. The House of Concern will be hosting the Mobile Pantry once a month this year. It has been very successful in the past, and is a wonderful opportunity for people to […]

Notes from the Director

Diane Draheim

Our first big event of Spring was the Second Annual traveling little Black Dress Fashion show, March 28 and 29 at The Gould Hotel. The House of Concern garnered more than $12,000 during the two days and dozens of sponsors and volunteers helped make it a truly outstanding event. The committee is already working on […]