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Veterans Outreach Center to Host Recognition Ceremony for Partner Organizations

December 8, 2021

Three Organizations Provided Significant Support to Veterans at VOC


Rochester, NY – Veterans Outreach Center (VOC) is hosting their annual Service Provider Awards Ceremony in recognition of three organizations that have provided significant supportive services to veterans in the Rochester area. The awards recognize a broad array of support in areas including, but not limited to, permanent housing, education & training, employment, food & living supplies, legal services, case management, counseling, veterans’ benefits and emergency housing.

The following organizations will be recognized and presented with an award:

  • Rochester Institute of Technology for the consumer electronics manufacturing (CEMA) training provided to veterans in 2021.
  • Foodlink for their ongoing support provided through the Foodlink Pantry and Foodlink Shelter programs.
  • CHS Mobile Integrated Healthcare for the emergency medical services training provided to veterans in 2021.

The event will be held Wednesday, Dec 8 at 9 a.m. at VOC – 447 South Ave., Rochester, NY 14620.

“Being able to come together and partner with local organizations is a critical component to ensuring veterans are setup on the path to success,” Veterans Outreach Center Executive Director and U.S. Army Veteran Laura Stradley said. “We are so grateful that they share the same dedication to supporting our nation’s heroes that we do. Much of what we do wouldn’t be possible without them.”

“Partnering with our veterans and the Veterans Outreach Center on workforce development initiatives like the electronics assembly program is a natural fit for our university and our college,” said S. Manian Ramkumar, dean of RIT’s College of Engineering Technology. “We value the experience our veterans bring to communities, and we can provide an environment where veterans can pursue degrees and transitional skills that will support them along their educational paths.”

The college presented several training programs for veterans in electronic assembly, one of the fastest growing areas in manufacturing in the U.S. today.


Since 1973, Veterans Outreach Center has been committed to improving the quality of life for veterans and their families by offering free, veteran-specific services, including employment counseling, vocational training and housing for homeless veterans. For more information about VOC services please call 585.546.1081 or visit


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