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Gorham Free Library

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Child Abuse Hotline

Toll-free telephone number (1-800-342-3720) operated by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to receive reports of child abuse or neglect, and directions for accessing the OCFS website

Questions may be directed to the Office of Student Support Services at or by calling (518) 486-6090.

Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes

 Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes, Inc. has been serving sexual assault/abuse and domestic violence victims in Seneca, Yates, and Ontario counties since 1982 with free, confidential, non-judgmental, empathetic support 24 hours a day.  Survivors and others affected by the crimes are provided accurate information, medical and legal accompaniment and advocacy, counseling, and crisis intervention in order to facilitate a healthy healing process.  We would like to extend our expertise to our local schools in times of crisis. 

Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes, Inc. locations are:

Yates County
PO Box 624
Penn Yan, NY  14527
Office: 315-536-9654
Fax: 315-536-0637

Yates County Hotline: 315-536-2897


Ontario County
150 Castle Street
Geneva, NY  14456
Office: 315-781-1093
Fax: 315-781-0004
Seneca County
Office: 315-568-4200
 Ontario & Seneca County Hotline: 800-247-7273

Friendship House

The Friendship House serves the Marcus Whitman Community with a free food pantry for Qualifying families. You MUST reside in the Marcus Whitman School District.

Also a low cost thrift store where families can purchase new personal care items as well as new and gently used clothing and toys. We also have furniture for sale.

They are open Wednesday 5-8pm and Friday and Saturday from 9:00AM until 3:00 PM.   The Friendship House is located at 5614 Williams Street  Middlesex, NY.

Clean reusable items can be donated at any time.

Any Questions contact - Cora Marvin (585) 520-0803 

Rushville Historical Society

Open every Tuesday from 9 AM to 3 PM

Thursdays (staff and weather permitting) 9 AM to noon

The Historical Society is located in the same building as the Village Offices.  There is a display room with a number of locally acquired antiques, a 30-volume scrapbook of Rushville History, scrapbooks on all of the local schools, a set of Marcus Whitman Sports scrapbooks, cemetery records and obits and family trees.  If you are searching for family information, this is the place to look.

In the Village Meeting Room are almost 700 photos of veterans from the entire Marcus Whitman district (NOT just Rushville).

If you can not make it down on the stated days, contact the Historian (Ken Seeling – 554-6847), and we will try to work out a time when you can be given a tour of the place and help you with any research.

Town of Gorham Historical Society

The Town of Gorham Historical Society is located beneath the Gorham Library on Main St Gorham. We are open noon to 4pm every Wednesday. The second Wednesday of each month we are open from noon to 7pm for people unable to come earlier. We also have a World War 2 aerial observation building and a restored post office which houses, primarily agricultural items. Admission is free. 

Middlesex Heritage Group

The Middlesex Heritage Group meets at the Town Hall in Middlesex every Wednesday morning from 9 AM to Noon.  The Group is dedicated to the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge about the history of the Town of Middlesex, and adjoining towns. There is a wealth of artifacts and information about our community available in our History Room, and all are welcome on Wednesday mornings.

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