Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes, Inc. provides services for individuals, children and families who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, or child sexual abuse in Yates, Ontario, and Seneca counties.

We offer support groups for survivors of sexual assault & domestic violence, provide individual counseling, legal accompaniment and personal advocacy with referrals to local agencies.

If you are in crisis and cannot reach anyone at the office call the hotline day or night.

YATES (315) 536–2897

SENECA & ONTARIO (800) 247–7273

Our Statement

We work to support self-empowerment and the return of control to victim survivors, enabling them to make their own decisions. Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes will be available to explain and advocate for sexual assault and domestic violence survivors throughout any criminal justice and medical procedures. The decision to report sexual assault, press charges, or seek medical treatment shall rest entirely with the survivor and her/his individual decision shall be respected.

The goals of the community education programs are: to raise awareness about sexual and domestic violence and the services available; to counteract the stigma associated with sexual assault and domestic violence; to encourage survivors to seek help and support; to prevent future assaults; and to train professionals to identify and respond appropriately to sexual assault and domestic violence.

All services are provided regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, income level, disability, or length of time since the assault. In addition, Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes, Inc. will encourage active participation of adult volunteers from a diverse range of socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, and age groups. Volunteers will be sought in all geographic areas of the counties.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes, Inc. is to provide direct services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Seneca, Ontario, and Yates Counties and to raise awareness about sexual and domestic violence through community education programs.

Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes staff and volunteers will provide free, confidential, non-judgmental, empathetic support to all clients, 24 hours a day. Survivors and co-survivors will be provided with accurate information, medical and legal advocacy, counseling and crisis intervention in order to facilitate the healing process.

Our Services

We provide free confidential services to victims of rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, domestic violence, and elder abuse. Victims' families and friends are also served. These services are provided 7 days a week, 24 hours per day, via a 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention, systems advocacy, accompaniment, counseling, referral and support. Referrals can be made to therapists, advocates and support groups free of charge.