Handicapped man in a rowing scull enjoying the outdoorsHandicapped man in a rowing scull enjoying the outdoors

Affirmative businesses operated by Citizen Advocates are by and large no different than any other business in the community. They each employ individuals who work hard every day, make a meaningful difference in the community, and offer a sense of pride and a paycheck for a hard day’s work.

What sets them apart is they align with the organization’s mission to support individuals with a developmental disability or those recovering from a mental health or addiction diagnosis. Equally important is that individuals are working side-by-side in an integrated work environment where everyone is treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.

Township Auto

Township Auto currently provides high quality vehicle repair and maintenance to Citizen Advocates’ employees and the community.  Think of it as healthcare for your vehicle!

Township Auto is located at 324 Creighton Road where our experienced team of mechanics treat everything from the headlights to the tailpipe.

  • We care for all vehicles, domestic or foreign.
  • Our team can even give you a ride while your vehicle is serviced at no additional cost.
  • Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 7:30 to 4 & Saturday (by appointment).

To schedule your appointment, call 518-651-2844 or e-mail townshipauto@citizenadvocates.net.

HHOTT House Greenhouses and Garden Center

Founded in 1980, the HHOTT House Greenhouses and Garden Center began as a Vocational Rehabilitation Program for adults with varying disabilities. The program was so successful that it opened its doors as a retail business in 1981. In addition to running the business, we continue to run a successful horticulture vocational training program for disabled individuals.

The HHOTT House Greenhouses and Garden Center is the oldest and largest garden center in the Tri-Lakes area and beyond. It comprises three greenhouses and a large outdoor growing area where nursery stock and perennials are produced. One of the greenhouses is open year-round and filled to the brim with a wide selection of houseplants for those who enjoy indoor gardening. The two other greenhouses are open seasonally in the spring and early summer and are used to produce the largest selection of plants in the area. We offer hundreds of varieties of annuals, perennials, vegetables, and herbs, much of which are grown from seed or vegetatively propagated in our own greenhouses, giving us the distinction of being local growers.

Come see us

Hhotthouse Greenhouses and Garden Center scotthenderson@citizenadvocates.net Phone:518-891-4665 Hours:August–April: Monday–Saturday: 9 a.m.–4 p.m. | May–July: Monday–Saturday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Location:33 Petrova Ave, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Clean Sweep

Clean Sweep is a full service cleaning business that’s been in operation for four decades. Every cleaning program is tailor made to fit the needs of our customers. Equally important is our commitment to quality. Our management team will thoroughly inspect our work to make sure it’s complete and up to the customers expectations.

Regardless of the size of your business, by choosing Clean Sweep rather than relying on in-house cleaning done by your staff, you’ll benefit from a high quality of professional service without having to hire and manage full-time staff. Outsourcing is the proven, cost-effective solution to ensure your facility benefits from the highest standard for clean.

Some of the services and options we provide:

  • Option for daily, weekly and monthly cleaning services
  • Daily carpet care
  • Hard-surface floor cleaning and maintenance
  • Reception area/lobby cleaning
  • Kitchen/restroom cleaning/restocking
  • Dusting and window washing
  • Office cleaning
  • Waste removal
  • Sanitization programs
  • Daytime cleaning
  • One-time cleanings
  • Window washing

Servicing all of Franklin County and the Plattsburgh area. Call for a free quote

Clean Sweep scotthenderson@citizenadvocates.net Phone:518-483-8600 Hours:24/7 Location:125 Finney Blvd, Malone NY

Nickels Redemption Center

We offer convenient curbside assistance and an easy to locate drop-off location. Our friendly employees will sort, count and provide you with a full refund. Full service for fund raising bottle drives. We provide the bags and sort all containers redeemed. Pick-up service available for bottle drives.

Nickels Redemption Center—Malone scotthenderson@citizenadvocates.net Phone:518-481-6637 Hours:Monday–Saturday: 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Location:201 West Main Street, Malone, NY
Nickels Redemption Center—Saranac Lake scotthenderson@citizenadvocates.net Phone:518-897-1005 Hours:Monday, Wednesday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. | Saturday: 9 a.m.–Noon Location:53 Edgewood Road, Saranac Lake, NY

Manufacturing Production Services

Let us take the worry out of your labor force needs. Why spend time on recruitment, scheduling, and the frustration of covering vacations, sick time, and more? Our work force can assemble and package many products, collate mailings, and even disassemble and re-package stock items. Quality control component built into each job. No job too big or small.

Our services include:

  • Assembly
  • Packaging
  • Kitting
  • Pick and Pack fulfillment
  • Product pick-up and delivery
Scott Henderson Manufacturing Production Services Phone:518-651-2246

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