In 1898, ten 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 more than 125 years and United Helpers is continuing to lead the way in the spirit of social entrepreneurship and innovation. United Helpers has continued to grow and evolve with its leaders consciously addressing and adapting to emerging challenges and social needs. Today, United Helpers employs more than 700 people and provides care to more than 1,000 people each day.