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For people of the North Country, United Helpers delivers the specialized medical, physical, and emotional support needed to be connected to life. We've been caring for our neighbors for more than 120 years, and no other provider comes close to the reach of our network, the breadth of our services, or the depth of our commitment. United Helpers is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit.

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Gordon Honored with Emeritus Status

One of the longest-tenured volunteers in the history of United Helpers was recently honored with emeritus status following 37 years of service to the organization. Dr. Edward I. Gordon, a retired veterinarian began volunteering with United Helpers in 1986, spending several stints on both the Management Company (United Helpers, Inc.) Board of Directors and the Society Board of Directors. Committees he served on include Pension Review, Personnel, Investment, Planning, Quality Assurance, Nominating,...

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. United Helpers Management Company “The United Helpers Management Company Complex has served as a great home for our administrative operations for the past 40 years,” said...

United Helpers Appearing on WPBS Weekly: Inside the Stories on Sept. 12

WATERTOWN – A feature news piece chronicling 125 years of United Helpers history will be airing on WPBS on Tuesday, Sept. 12 as part of the station’s weekly news show, “WPBS Weekly: Inside the Stories.” The piece will feature historical images and facts, as well as interviews with United Helpers CEO Todd Amo and United Helpers Marketing Manager Jordan Downing-Duke. Here’s a peak behind the scenes as CEO Todd R. Amo was...

United Helpers Hosting Raffle for Four Tickets to see the World-famous Savannah Bananas in Syracuse

When it comes to the hardest to get tickets in entertainment, there is Taylor Swift and then there is the Savannah Bananas. The Savannah Bananas are a traveling baseball team that plays their own version of the sport called “Bananaball.” The unique set of rules makes their games part circus and part baseball, but 100% entertainment. The team has sold out every game over the past three years. Their game on Sept....

United Helpers Introduces Two New Honors at Summer Awards Ceremony

Each summer since 2021 United Helpers has honored exemplary direct care staff with the presentation of the Margaret R. Spies Award. This year’s summer awards ceremony included the addition of two new awards – one to honor behavioral health staff, and another to honor professional staff. Front row, from left, are winners, MDSP Amanda Bisnett, of Nicholville, Home Health Aide Janice Clough, of Potsdam, CNA Lindsay Weir, of DeKalb Junction, and...

Butler Honored with Fannie Frank Distinguished Employee Award

Gail Butler, of Canton, was honored with this year’s Fannie Frank Distinguished Employee Award. Mrs. Butler, who has been employed by United Helpers since 1993, is known for her singing voice, her dancing shoes, and the smile she uses to greet employees and guests as they enter the building. She is pictured here with Dr. Edward and Mrs. Barbara Gordon, who created the award in 2019 as a tribute to...

From “Always Caring” to Building Futures, Sparx Announces New Venture in Support of United Helpers

With a network of caring that reaches nearly 1,000 people each day, United Helpers announces its latest venture, Sparx Construction and General Contracting, a for-profit commercial and residential construction company created with the goal of generating revenue to continue supporting the United Helpers mission of “Always Caring.” United Helpers Chief Operating Officer Stacey Cannizzo explained that Sparx was created in 2012 to meet a need within the community. Smaller organizations in...

United Helpers Now Accepting Crypto Currency Donations

Much the same way donors can give cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, or other assets, those looking to support the United Helpers mission can now support the organization using cryptocurrency. United Helpers Vice President of Development Christa Carroll said gifts in the form of Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and dozens of other popular cryptocurrencies can now be made online at www.unitedhelpers.org/crypto. Once on the crypto giving page, donors will complete a simple online form,...

Nursing Home Coalition Aiming to Inform Public of State’s Neglect

OGDENSBURG – United Helpers COO Stacey Cannizzo is joining leaders from 25 other non-profit nursing homes across Upstate New York in sending strongly worded statements to media in their community to alert citizens of the ongoing lack of response from the governor on senior care issues. “The end of 2022 marks a troublesome new milestone that most people are unaware of,” Mrs. Cannizzo wrote. “It marks 15 years since the state...

United Helpers Joins Coalition Fighting For our Seniors

CANTON – United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care in Canton is one of 26 non-profit skilled nursing facilities from across Upstate New York taking part in a coalition aimed at delivering the message to Albany that they can no longer continue to ignore senior citizens and their families who rely on these facilities for care. As part of this effort the United Helpers Management Company Board of Directors, as well as...