One of City’s Most Historic Structures Now for Sale
Ogdensburg – In 1983 when, according to a headline in The Advance News, “United Helpers ‘Rescues’ Unused Convent,” the United Helpers Management Company was overseeing five properties.
Today the United Helpers Management Company oversees more than 30 properties with management operations spread out over several different properties.
“The United Helpers Management Company Complex has served as a great home for our administrative operations for the past 40 years,” said United Helpers COO Stacey Cannizzo. “However, the time has come for us to put this property back onto the market and relocate the majority of our administrative operations back to all being under one roof at the former Rehabilitation and Senior Care building just outside of the city.”
Mrs. Cannizzo explained that currently the building at 732 Ford Street, which once served as the Order of the Grey Nuns Sacred Heart Convent, houses payroll services, accounts payable, billing, accounting, and the Ogdensburg Behavioral Health Clinic.
Other administrative services, such as her office, the office of Chief Executive Officer Todd Amo, the development office, and the Behavioral Health and Life Skills leadership are located at the former nursing home building.
Marketing, human resources, and affordable community housing are all based out of the company’s 100 Ford Street property.
“While the closure of United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care in Ogdensburg was certainly unfortunate, the space that property affords to us is allowing us to once again have the majority of our leadership and management services all under one roof,” Mrs. Cannizzo said. “It simply doesn’t make sense to maintain and pay utilities for so many different properties which are simply housing offices when we have this building available to us and can once again have everybody under one roof.”
Mrs. Cannizzo said the for sale sign placed in front of the 732 Ford Street building is not a sign of distress, but rather a sign of growth.
“If we didn’t have a behavioral health clinic in this building, which has grown exponentially since opening its doors in 2016, as well as nearly a dozen IRAs, and more than 20 senior/disabled housing complexes, a second behavioral health clinic, a retirement community, an Assisted Living Program, several other behavioral health programs, and a for-profit division to oversee, and we were still just providing administrative services for five properties, this lovely building could continue to be our home, but the growth of our organization has necessitated this change,” she said. The property located at 732 Ford Street is listed for sale with America One Realty. To schedule a showing, please contact Andrea Piercey at (315) 394-1116. To learn more about this unique, historical property, please visit, https://www.america1realty.com/idx/listing/featured/302803509/723-221-Ford-Street-Hamilton-Ogdensburg-NY-13669