Veterans Outreach Center Unveils Otto House Renovations

Rochester Chamber member Veterans Outreach Center hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for phase I of its transitional housing renovations at Otto House. The facility will house eight veterans who are also able to receive case management and have access to VOC's additional services, such as job readiness training, assistance with resumes, and health and wellness services at the Morale Center.

Veterans Outreach Center Executive Director Laura Stradley said, “We are very excited about these renovations, not only for the improved space for veterans, but once both phases of the project are complete we will be able to serve even more people in need. These renovations will provide a warm, comfortable, safe home for veterans as they utilize VOC services and get back on their feet.”

Next steps include launching phase II of the renovation project – updating Richards House and redesigning program space for substance abuse treatment and residential case managers. The new space will increase housing capacity from 20 beds to 46 beds, add living rooms on all three floors, and triple our laundry space. It will also include an elevator, additional staff offices, and an upgraded commercial kitchen with increased cooler and freezer capacity.

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 toll free at 585.546.1081 or visit