UTICA, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – An Oneida County business is getting a new name.

Upstate Cerebral Palsy of Utica is changing its name to Upstate Caring Partners to better reflect the diversity of the services they offer. The organization, which has been operating out of Utica since 1949, cited a better reflection of the diversity of services and better representation of the individuals they care for as the reason behind the change of identity, announced on Tuesday, March 21.

The organization currently employs approximately 1800 staff at 74 locations across four counties in Central and Northern New York, providing programs and services for people with intellectual disabilities. According to Upstate Caring Partners Executive Director Geno DeCondo, the name change will also have a better appeal to candidates who are looking to begin their career in human services.

“With the Upstate Caring Partners name, we will continue to empower people as we build upon our tradition of innovation in delivering services through evidence-based program models, and we will remain committed to seeking ways to develop services that meet emerging needs in our community,” DeCondo said in a statement.

For more information on the name change, as well as the organization’s programs and services, log on to UpstateCP.org.