Society Honors 2020 Ladouceur Winner

Patrick Flagg, United Helpers Behavioral Health and Life Skills' employee has been selected by the Society of the United Helpers as the 2020 Wayne N. Ladouceur Award recipient.

Pat is a Medication-certified Direct Support Professional.

This award was created in honor and memory of Wayne Ladouceur, a dedicated United Helpers volunteer, and is made possible through a generous gift from Wayne’s wife, Cheryl C. Ladouceur, and more than 80 friends and family. Pat will be presented with the award on Friday, Feburary 7th at 4pm at the Behavioral Health and Life Skills Complex. 

Free February Family Fun

Free February Family Fun!

Looking to chase away the winter blues? The United Helpers Employee Activities Team has the perfect cure!

Please join your friends and co-workers on Saturday, February 15th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a free ice skating event at Lockwood Arena in Ogdensburg. The event is open to all United Helpers employees and their family members.

 

Free pizza, hot chocolate, and bottled water will be available. There will also be a drawing with 2 door prizes available.

 

No prior registration is required.

Society Awards Fannie Frank Award!

Deborah LaRock, a United Helpers employee for more than 27 years, has been selected as UH’s first Fannie Frank Distinguished CNA!

 

Dr. Edward I. and Mrs. Barbara K. Gordon worked with UH’s Society office to create this endowment as a tribute to Dr. Gordon’s grandmother, who immigrated to New York from Poland more than 100 years ago. “Now, her name will live on forever,” Dr. Gordon says.

 

The criteria that Deb achieved in order to receive the $1,000 cash award are:

· A remarkably caring demeanor

· Remarkably competent care

Don’t worry, be Appy!

Apps are part of our lives now. Remember that slogan, “There’s an App for That”? Nowadays, it seems like there really is an app for everything — from games to shopping, fitness, beauty, hobbies and more. No wonder that almost 50% of all smartphone users download at least one new app a month.

New Employee Benefit: Virtual ER

Emergency Medical Treatment and Triage Expertise, Right at Your Fingertips

"In 2017 alone, UH employees made 226 trips to area Emergency Rooms, costing our health plan more than $40,000."

Fact: many of these trips did not require an ER visit. 

There's a better way. 

United Helpers is pleased to announce a partnership with United Concierge Medicine (UCM), providing UH employees access to Emergency Medicine trained providers 24/7, 365-days-a-year.

Congrats are in Order!

 

Congratulations are due to Nicole Kennedy of United Helpers Behavioral Health and Life Skills for passing her New York State exam. She is now a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and is seeing patients at the Behavioral Health Clinics in Ogdensburg and Canton. 

Hired in 2007, Nicole has held several different positions within the organization, beginning as a Program Leader, later joining the ACT Team, and most recently the Behavioral Health Clinics. United Helpers sponsored Nicole's continuing education while she attended St. Lawrence University. 

Looking for Child Care Help?

Can you get some help paying for child care? Maybe!

The St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services Child Care Subsidy Unit and the St. Lawrence Child Care Council are ready to help you find out!

Child care subsidy assistance is a program through the St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services that reimburses parents for child care expenses while they are employed, going to school or attending training. 

To receive an application and have all of your questions answered, simply contact
 

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Online shopping? Do it Safely.

Online Shopping? Do it Safely. 

More people are shopping online than ever before! It’s convenient to be able to order anything you like and have it delivered to your door. Unfortunately, that also means there’s more risk. Scammers and criminals may try to steal people’s information and money when they shop online.

 

The good news is that there are several simple ways you can act to protect yourself and shop safely online. Let’s take a quick look at some tips.

 

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