Upcoming Events

Textile Drive

Vetran's Outreach Center
726 Washington St, Utica, NY

Monday - Friday, 8am - 3:30pm

How To Enter:
  • First, Make a donation to the Vetran's Outreach Center
  • You will then receive a ticket with a number
  • Submit ticket number to CNYhomepage.com for a chance to WIN a $100 Gift Card.

Accepted items:

  • Clothing of all types / conditions
  • Linens such as sheets, blankets, comforters, towels, draperies, table linens
  • All footwear
  • Accessories such as hats, gloves, scarves, purses, bags, belts & ties

We hope to see you there,UCD staff

For more information:
Call (315) 765-0975 ext. 202

The Veteran's Outreach Center

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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Community Programs

UDC Youth boxing

Youth Boxing

The Youth Boxing program is open to all youth ages of 8–18 and operates Monday through Thursday from 4pm to 6pm in our boxing gym. This program is intended to assist youth with becoming more physically fit, disciplined, and healthy. A major goal of the Youth Boxing program is combat the ever-increasing rates childhood obesity and street violence.

Gentelman getting food from shelf

The Utica Food Pantry

This program offers food to those in need throughout Central New York.  Three years ago Chief Russel Brooks asked the UCD if space was avaliable to house The Food Bank. After working together to convert space at the UCD  they now have a permanent home within the walls of the Utica location.

Bunker Cafe

The Bunker Café

If you enter the front doors of the Utica office, you will find yourself in a beautiful art filled room known as the Bunker Café. The café is open and welcomes the public. At this time the café offers great Green Mountain Coffee and light fare. There are computers for public use and well as free Wi-Fi. The future holds an expanded menu for the café.

Supportive Services for Veterans

The goal of the SSVF Program is to help Veterans and their families who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness. We assist participants by providing a range of supportive services designed to resolve the immediate crisis and promote housing stability

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