The Utica Center for Development was organized to render quality professional development and assistance to the community in a vast array of fields. To utilize assets given, to improve the quality of life for the residents within our service area. To fulfill any unmet needs with-in the following populations: Low-income families and individuals, the homeless, the elderly, the disabled, Veterans, people suffering from addictions, people living with HIV/AIDS, the terminal ill, and disadvantaged children. To spearhead environmental causes to help ensure a safe and healthy area for residents to live in. To lessen the burdens of government, to reduce neighborhood tensions, work towards the elimination of prejudice and discrimination, to defend human and civil rights secured by law, and to combat community deterioration and juvenile delinquency. To utilize economic and urban redevelopment to accomplish the agency's goals.
Work begins to form an agency to provided services to the local veteran population
The Utica Center for Development INC. (UCD)/Central New York Veteran's Outreach Center (CNYVOC) is incorporated as a Not for Profit.
The UCD/CNYVOC takes control of the former YMCA building at 726 Washington ST. Utica, NY 13502
Veterans Services are offered at the new "Central New York Veterans Outreach Center."
The UCD/CNYVOC is granted 501.3.c status from the IRS
First paid staff are employed to the agency through a grant from the Oneida and Herkimer Counties Community Foundation.
Property located at 726 Washington St. in Utica is donated to UCD/CNYVOC and title to the property is transferred to the agency.
Official grand opening of the UCD/CNYVOC is held in the newly constructed Bunker Cafe.
Renovation continue to take place on the first floor, services are expanded, improvements to the infrastructure are made, construction of the new college access center be
Official kick-off for the Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration (VHPD) program. And since it began over 500 individuals have either had their homelessness ended or prevented.
Two Major donations from the Polish League of American Veterans (PLAV) are recieved to complete reconstruction of the gym and portion of the roof.
Executive Director Mr. Vincent Scalise is reappointed by the Board of Directors after returning from a Deployment to Afghanistan, and picks up where he left off. Agency starts to grow once again.
UCD/CNYVOC is awarded the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) grant to run from 10/01/2013 to 9/30/2014
Watertown office begins services.
11/11/2013 Grand Re-Opening of Bunker internet cafe and the new Educational Annex.
Watertown hosts our 1st annual 5k run
Refunded by the VA for another year of SSVF
Thank you to a grant from the United Way of the Greater Mohawk Valley the CNY VOC is able to begin the Veterans Assistance Program
Refunded for our 3rd SSVF award
Awarded 3.2 million dollars to construct 18 units of housing at the Utica facility Refunded for our 3rd SSVF award
Awarded our 4th consecutive SSVF grant
UCD begins services in the Catskill region
Officially Accredited by The Council on Accreditation
UCD/CNY VOC break ground for HHAP housing construction project