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President Abraham Lincoln

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

CNY VOC
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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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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."

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We are a local non-profit agency whose focus is assisting Veteran’s and their families. In addition, we help individuals by restoring hope and promise in their lives through our community programs.

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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Community Programs

James V. Luvera Memorial Chapel

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The Utica Food Pantry

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The Bunker Café

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The Parkway Center Thrift Store

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Public Use GYM

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Youth Boxing

Please help support our local community, and those who have served and continue to serve our country.

News & Events

Memorial Day Parade Sign-Up

May 25, 2020

Memorial Day Parade 2020 Monday ~ May 25th – Start time – 10am Parade route: Starting at Oneida Square in Utica, NY, traveling up Genesee St. to the Memorial Pkwy, ending...

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St. Patrick's Day

March 14, 2020

Let's Celebrate St. Patrick's Day! SATURDAY MARCH 14TH | DOORS OPEN AT 8AM $3.00- BEER | WINE $2.00-JELL-O SHOTS FAMILY FRIENDLY |GOOD MUSIC| GOOD FOOD THE UTICA CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENT 726 WASHINGTON ST. UTICA NY. 13502...

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White Party

February 14, 2020

A COCKTAIL PARTY LIKE NO OTHER!! The attire is WHITE. The decor is WHITE. The entire night is WHITE! 

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