Childhelp® USA National Hotline
800 4.A.CHILD (800.422.4453)
Childhelp® exists to meet the physical, emotional, educational and
spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children. We focus our
efforts on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.
Family Counseling Service of the F.L., Inc.
165 East Union Street, Newark
Licensed, Master's-level counselors provide specialized assessment and
treatment services for child and adolescent victims of sexual abuse.
NYS Child Abuse Hotline
Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network
Reaching out for help is often the first step toward healing. RAINN
provides support for sexual assault victims and their loved ones.
Victim Resource Center of the Finger Lakes, Inc.
132 Harrison Street, Newark
NYS Office of Children & Family Services and Department of Health
certified agency for the victims of domestic, sexual, stalking, dating
violence and child abuse services. All services are free and confidential.
Wayne County Department of Social Services
77 Water St., Lyons
The Wayne County Department Social Services provides:
Preventive Services for Children - are supportive and rehabilitative
services provided to children and their families: to avert an impairment
or disruption of a family which will or could result in the placement
of a child in foster care, to enable a child who has been in foster
care to return to his/her family at an earlier time than would otherwise
be possible, and/or to reduce the likelihood that a child who has been
discharged from foster care would return to such care.
Foster Care Services - are defined as assessing the need for, arranging
for, and providing for placement services to individuals under
the age of 18 (under 21 in cases of children in foster care prior to age
18) in a foster home or appropriate group facility as a result of a judicial
determination to the effect that continuation of care in a child's
own home would be contrary to the welfare of such child, or at the
request of the parent or legal guardian. A foster care home or facility
used for the care of children shall be licensed by the state in which it is
suited or have been approved by the agency of such state for licensing or
certifying homes or facilities of this type as meeting the standards of such
Adoption Services - are defined as assisting a child to secure an
adoptive home (through counseling with biological parents concerning
the surrender of a child for adoption); assisting a parent unwilling or
unable to care for a child to surrender such child for adoption or instituting
legal procedures to separate a child from his/her parent or parents
under appropriate circumstances and arranging for and providing
legal services to accomplish this purpose; the recruitment, study and
evaluation of interested prospective adoptive parents; training for prospective
and approved adoptive parents, evaluation of placement need,
pre-placement planning, selection and placement of available children;
counseling for families after placement; supervision of child and family
for up to twelve months following legal adoption including the counseling
of the child and adoptive parents during the period.
Child Protective Services - are defined as services on behalf of
children under the age of 18, including runaway children, who are
harmed or threatened with harm by a parent, guardian, or other person
legally responsible for the child's health and welfare (as defined by the
Family Court Act, section 1012g) through non-accidental physical or
mental injury, sexual abuse (as defined by State law), or negligent treatment
or maltreatment including the failure to provide adequate food,
clothing, or shelter. Runaway children are included where their status
as a runaway child is apparently the result of their abuse or maltreatment
or when their status is due to the unwillingness or inability of the
parents to continue to assume legal responsibilities and obligations.