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"

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Charity Bib

For the 4th year in a row the CNY VOC was given the opportunity to be part of the Boilermaker Charity Bib Program. This year we where given 13 Bibs. If you would like to run and support Veteran Services at the same time please sign up to run for the CNY VOC.

Our Runners
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

Sign Ups have started for Holiday Baskets

October 11, 2017

ATTENTION: Food Baskets are only to be given to Veterans and their families. All Veterans must present VA Identification Card or DD-214 and Drivers License/ Non-Drivers License ID to Emily during the time of registration. A copy of Veteran identification will be made and kept on file at time of food basket registration. A Veteran with a household size larger than two, must present identification for all members in the household. If a Veteran does not present any type of Veteran identification at time of registration, they are deemed ineligible for a Holiday basket. Thanksgiving basket pick-up days are Monday November 20 and Tuesday November 21. Christmas basket pick-ups will be December 18-19. This piece of documentation is to be signed by both Emily and Veteran. Veteran must present this form on assigned date and time of food basket pick-up. By signing below, Veteran is agreeing to arrive on designated food basket pick-up day at scheduled time, Veteran also agrees to present all required necessary documentation. If Veteran fails to present any required documentation, he/she acknowledges that they are deemed ineligible for a food basket. For any further questions, please contact Emily at (315)-765-0975.  

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Offical Groundbreaking for the New Housing Units

September 18, 2017

Please join us this Friday September 22nd at 10am in front of the facility located at 726 Washington St., Utica, NY 13502. We will be holding the offical grounfbreaking for the construcation of 17 units of affordable housing for Veterans and their families....

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Help Masonic Care Community fill our bus with canned goods to stock the shelves !

September 18, 2017

MCC is teaming up with the Central New York Veteran's Outreach Center to help stock their food pantry. This past year alone, the CNYVOC has served over 1,800 Veteran's in need and their families in their food pantry...

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3rd Annual Veterans Day run in Proctor Park

September 18, 2017

Please join us for our 3rd annual Veterans Day run to be held on Veterans Day November 10th 2017 at 10am this 5k run serves as a way to remeber the the importance of Veterans Day as well as raise funds to help provide meals for Thanksgiving meals. For more informantion...

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The 2nd Annual Veterans Gala

August 30, 2017

The 2nd Annual Veterans Gala will raise funds to support Veterans in our area. The event will feature dinner, dancing and the presentation of the Outstanding Citizenship Award. Cocktail attire is requested Please come join us!...

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2017 Boilermaker Charity Bibs are here.

March 8, 2017

The CNY VOC was awarded 15 charity bibs for the 4th year in a row....

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2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 7, 2017

If you are going to be in downtown Utica Saturday for the parade, please stop by the CNY VOC for some refreshments...

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3rd Annual Drag Show Fundraiser on February 10th

January 23, 2017

The Watertown office will be hosting our 3rd annual Drag Show featuring Amber Skyy on Friday February 10 at Maggie's on the River in Watertown!!! The show starts at 7pm and it is going to be a great time! We will be having raffles, 50/50 and a wine grab....

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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