American Flag waving in the wind on a flag pole.

President Abraham Lincoln

"To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and for his orphan"

Soldier with backpack, boots, American flag.

Our Mission

"To enrich the veteran's quality of life by providing supportive comprehensive services to all Veterans in need so they may successfully integrate back into the society to which they served..."

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Multiple American flags.

George Washington

"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation."


Veteran Centers

The CNYVOC is the signature program of UCD. Working towards becoming a one-stop facility in Utica for Veterans residing throughout Central New York.

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Veterans Outreach Center: Northern NY
On October 1, 2013 the UCD began offering services to Northern New York. Today we have an office located in Watertown, NY, and our staff is second to none in the North country for helping Veterans and their families.

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Catskill Veterans Outreach Center
Located in Stamford, NY - this project will move fast to provide the Catskill region with the same benefits as the CNYVOC and the NNYVOC.

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James V. Luvera Memorial Chapel

Person Doing Shopping For Elderly Neighbor

The Utica Food Pantry

Interior Of Coffee Shop With Customers Using Digital Devices

The Bunker Café

Vintage clothes for sale inside a shop

The Parkway Center Thrift Store (New2You)

squash racket and ball

Public Use GYM

Blonde haired boy in an American flag t-shirt wearing boxing gloves.

Youth Boxing

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." - Aesop

News & Events

St. Patrick's Day Fund-raiser

March 17, 2018

For the 9th year in a row we will be hosting our annual St. Patrick's Day fund-raiser. Please come down to watch the parade for a good cause and enjoy drinks, food, and good company. We...

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CNY Veterans Services Expo 2018

February 21, 2018

Join us Wednesday February 21, 2018 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Central New York Veterans Outreach Center 726 Washington St Utica, NY

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Meet The Comets

February 8, 2018

On Thursday February 8th from 3pm – 4pm the Utica Comets will be on hand at the Central New York Veteran's Outreach Center. Veterans are encouraged to attend to share their stories with the Comets players. ...

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Learn more about our partners...

The Community Foundation - blue and green logoCity of UticaYouthBuild UticaWorking SolutionsMohawk Valley Community College (MVCC)United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica AreaParkway Center: it's not age, it's attitude.Madison-Oneida BOCES