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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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...

Winner of the Community Spirit Youth Giving Challenge!

Peayton Stark, Peayton Stark, 2023 Community Spirit Youth Giving Challenge winner. From the Northern New York Community Foundation - For the second year in a row, an area student wrote a winning essay about United Helpers for the 2023 Community Spirit Youth Giving Challenge, which solicits entries from three counties. It is made possible by the Northern New York Community Foundation in partnership with Community Bank, N.A., and an anonymous donor....

United Helpers at the March North Country Kids Expo

3 year-old Emma creates a square for a kindness quilt with her mother, Jordan Downing-Duke at the March Children's Expo in Canton In March, United Helpers hosted a booth at the annual North Country Kids Expo, in the Roos House at SUNY Canton, organized by the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. Area children and their family members stopped by to learn about UH’s mental health services and to decorate...

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...

United Helpers Honors Direct Care Staff

With 20th Annual Spies Awards OGDENSBURG – When United Helpers CEO Todd Amo spoke at the organization’s recent Margaret R. Spies Award presentation, he noted it was a shame that they could only honor three employees with these awards, as the organization is filled with people deserving of the honor. “The award is only given to three employees out of more than 800,” Mr. Amo said. “While there are many more deserving...

2021 Helen S. Randles Scholarship Award Winners

The winners of this year’s Helen S. Randles Scholarships came from Ogdensburg Free Academy, Lisbon Central School, and Madrid-Waddington Central School. Three $750 scholarships are presented by the Society of the United Helpers each year from funds generated by an endowment created by the late Ms. Randles. Seated, from left, Emma Plumley of Waddington, Riley Baxter of Lisbon, and Mackenzie Spicer of Ogdensburg; second row, from left, Scholarship Committee members...

United Way Grant Helps United Helpers

New Certified nursing assistant Dawn Baber helps UH resident Mary Brayton up from her recliner. Baber is one of seven new CNAs at United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care in Canton, who have already completed the training course using materials and supplies that came courtesy of a $7,000 grant from the United Way of Northern New York. OGDENSBURG – A grant from the United Way of Northern New York will...

Paquette chosen as 2021 Frannie Frank Award Winner

CANTON – Longtime United Helpers CNA Helen Paquette was recently honored with of the “Fannie Frank Distinguished CNA Award.” Ms. Paquette, of Hammond, has been a United Helpers employee caring for residents at the company’s facilities in Ogdensburg for more than 30 years. She was nominated for the honor by United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care Vice President of Operations Timothy Parsons. In his nomination Mr. Parsons wrote, “She has stood out to...

Merrifield Honored With Wayne N. Ladouceur Award

OGDENSBURG – One of the highest compliments any nurse or caregiver can receive is, “you’re the kind of person I would want caring for my parents.” That’s a compliment received by this year’s Wayne N. Ladouceur Award winner, Robert “Bob” Merrifield, a long-time LPN at United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care in Ogdensburg. At the close of this year’s presentation, which was held in front of a small audience made up of...