In 1898, twelve St. Lawrence County women met to address a pressing social need, orphaned and indigent children. They each invested one hundred dollars to form the Society of the United Helpers and created a safe haven that helped to house and keep hundreds of area children safe and nurtured.
Roll forward one hundred and sixteen years. Continuing in the spirit of social entrepreneurship and innovation, United Helpers continued to grow and evolve, its leaders consciously addressing and adapting to emerging challenges and social needs. Today, United Helpers employs more than nine hundred people and serves close to fourteen hundred customers each day.