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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Catskill Veterans Outreach Center
In an effort to create a sustainable funding source for the Catskill Veterans Outreach Center, we have decided to make rooms available in the Old Delaware Inn for rent. All funds raised will go directly to the Catskill Veterans Outreach Center.

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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

Free Legal Clinic

October 16, 2018

The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc.,       The Oneida County Bar Association and the    Central New York Veterans Outreach Center     have teamed up to offer a "Veterans Talk to a  Lawyer Series," sponsored with funding from    the...

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PTSD Family Support Group

October 7, 2018

  For Military Families and Their Loved Ones ~~~ Sunday, October 7th, 11:00am – 2:00pm NO CHARGE TO GET IN —- FREE DRINKS AND SNACKS! For those who live with, care about, and/or...

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The Central New York Veterans Outreach Centers Gymnasium is ready for use.

September 25, 2018

Utica, N.Y.:  The Utica Center for Development (UCD), which is the parent agency for the Central New York Veterans Outreach Center, and with the help of the Oneida Herkimer Community Foundation, the City of Utica and the Utica Youth build, our large indoor Gymnasium is ready for use. All...

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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