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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Week Three of NoShave November Challenge

Week Three of NoShave November Challenge

One more week to go. We had a friend of the House of Concern send in a check for $1,000 with the memo “No Shave November”! Anyone care to match that? Whatever you can donate will be a huge help in the very real need to feed hungry people right here in Seneca County. The […]

Week Two of NoShave November Challenge

Week Two of NoShave November Challenge

OK, I decided to do it. I’m joining the folks at the Today Show with No Shave November. Sure I have nothing to do with any TV show, but I do have a cause: it’s the Seneca County House of Concern. So here’s where you come in. I’d like folks to comment here or on […]

Legion Food Drive helps Stock Shelves

Kasey Cans

The Kirk Casey American Legion Post 366, recently held a very successful and much needed food drive for the Seneca County House of Concern. Dubbed the the “Cans for the Commander” soup drive, the drive collected primarily cans of soup to help keep the shelves stocked. Soup is especially needed as cooler weather sets in […]

Mobile Food Pantry Dates Set Through Year End

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. Although the times for the deliveries are never certain, Foodlink tries to have their trucks arrive by 3pm on the days of the mobile pantries. The House of Concern plans to […]

Volunteer Reporter/Web guru Sought

Volunteer Reporter/Web guru Sought

The Seneca County House of Concern is looking for a volunteer to help keep our various web sites, Facebook and Twitter feeds up to date. Knowledge of WordPress and Facebook and Twitter is highly desirable, as well as a deep concern for the mission of the House of Concern. This person could also assist in […]

Paint and Painters Needed


The office building at 35 State Street is in dire need of a coat of paint, and volunteers are needed to supply both paint and muscle power to make it happen. A couple of nice long ladders would also be helpful. If you’re already a professional painter and want to help, we’ll try not to […]

Need at an All Time High

Food Pantry

The combination of higher numbers of folks needing food and cuts in government funding for food programs has created a huge vacuum sucking up the financial resources of food pantries like the Seneca County House of Concern. As a result, food pantries are scrambling to create new funding sources to keep the shelves stocked. The House […]

Foodlink Mobile Pantry at HOC Tuesday (9/23)

Give Bacl

The Foodlink Mobile Pantry will be coming to the House of Concern on Tuesday afternoon, (September 23rd) 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 […]

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 […]