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Upcoming Events

Memorial Day Parade

Join us on May 30th to celebrate our veterans at the UCD annual Memorial Day parade. The parade will begin on Genesee Street South Utica (in front of St. Elizabeth Medical Center) and will travel north on Genesee St., and then turn right on to the Memorial Parkway and end at the Parkway Recreation Center.

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July Fourth Parade

Join us on July 4th to celebrate our veterans at the UCD annual Independence day parade. The parade will begin on Genesee Street South Utica (in front of St. Elizabeth Medical Center) and will travel north on Genesee St., and then turn right on to the Memorial Parkway and end at the Parkway. Find Out More

Party in the Park

Join us for our July Fourth after-party in Proctor Park! There will be food, vendors, bounce houses, music and fireworks! 

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CNY Veterans Outreach Center First Annual Motorcycle Ride

Join us for the First Annual UCD Motorcycle Ride. 

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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
Family Advocacy Center 5639 Walker Rd. Deerfield, NY 13502
Lean R. Roberts Legion Post 161 9550 Depot St. Holland Patent, NY 13354
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
Location Address
Verona VFW Post 6811 4928 Spring Rd. Verona, NY 13478
Sherrill American Legion Post 230 168 E Seneca St. Sherrill, NY 13461
St. Bernard's Church 199 Stafford Ave Waterville, NY 13480
Nothin Fancy Café 10 Ruth St. Vernon, NY 13476
Herkimer VFW Post 4195 131 Mohawk St. Herkimer, NY 13350
Whitestown Legion Post 1113 110 Main St. Whitesbero, NY 13492
Clarks Mills Legion Post 26 7683 Main St. Clark Mills, NY 13321
Clinton VFW 49 Franklin Ave Clinton, NY 13323
Waterville Legion 8083 State Rt. 20 Waterville, NY 13480

Our Catskills location will be temporarily closed on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays until further notice.

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 Dehli, 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

Wilson’s Cops and Kids

“Coach Wilson is the founder of Wilson’s Cops and Kids at the Den located in the Utica Center for Development. Through this program, Coach and officers from the Utica Police department teach youth not only what to do inside the ring and outside the ring as well. Wilson's Cops & Kids is a free non-profit boxing gym that focuses on providing a safe atmosphere for local youths to learn the fundamentals of boxing....

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.

Cloths to Homes

Clothes to Homes

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...

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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