Upcoming Events

Clean Out Closet Campaign

The Utica Center for Development (UCD) is asking that you consider donating all of your unwanted textile items to us. All donations stay local, and nothing goes to waste. All donations are separated and sorted through by our staff and volunteers. Useable items are distributed throughout our area to assist those in need and unusable items are recycled. All the proceeds stay local to help build more affordable housing for our nation's veterans.To distinguish us from the non-local agencies our bins are blue.

We will accept all useable and non-useable materials. These incudes linens, towels, pillows, blankets, even mixed matched socks. Help those in need and help the environment by keeping your unwanted items out of our landfills.

Donations can be dropped off at our main facility located at 726 Washington St. or in any of our donation bids placed at the following locations. With more to follow:

Call (315) 765-0975 ext. 202
Location Address
Utica Center For Development 726 Washington St. Utica, NY 13502
Rebuilding CNY Reuse Store 494 French Rd. Utica, NY 13502
Harley Davidson of Utica 4870 Commercial Dr. New York Mills, NY 13471
Nimey's New Generation Cars 2104 Dwyer Ave Utica, NY 13501
Lean R. Roberts Legion Post 161 9550 Depot St. Holland Patent, NY 13354
Location Address
Rome VFW Post 2246 315 N. Washington St. Rome, NY 13440
Sylvan Beach Post 1153 703 Clifford Ave, PO Box 412, Sylvan Beach, NY 13157
Oriskany Legion Post 1448 7908 State Rt. 69 Oriskany, NY 13424
Utica Legion Post 229 409 Herkimer Rd. Utica, NY 13502
Verona VFW Post 6811 4928 Spring Rd. Verona, NY 13478

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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