• CHANGING LIVES

  • TRANSFORMING FUTURES

  • IMPACTING COMMUNITIES

About City Mission

What makes us special?

TRANSFORMING LIVES

ONE PERSON AT A TIME

Compassionate

City Mission of Schenectady opens its doors to anyone seeking help – providing meals, shelter, and other emergency care to men, women, and children, when they need it most.

Uplifting

In addition to providing emergency services, we offer a long-term discipleship and recovery program to help men and women gain the resources they need to work towards sustainability.

Sustainability

Our work isn’t done until we help our community members prepare themselves to rejoin the community with good-paying jobs and the skills necessary to positively contribute to our society.

Important Facts About City Mission

100
Men, women & children in our shelter each night
1700
Kids who receive gifts through annual Christmas Toy Store
1000
Coats given away each winter
197000
Meals served annually

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Our Team

Who we are

Meet the City Mission team

MIKE SACCOCIO

Executive Director/CEO

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MIKE SACCOCIO

TIM CASTLE

Associate Executive Director/CFO

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TIM CASTLE

CHRIS SILIPIGNO

Associate Executive Director

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CHRIS SILIPIGNO

ELIZABETH CHAMBERLAIN

Director of Development

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ELIZABETH CHAMBERLAIN

DENISE COKES

Director of the Family Life Center & Bridges to Freedom

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DENISE COKES

TOM MCCROSSAN

Director of Men's Shelter Services & Guest Services, Assistant Chaplain

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TOM MCCROSSAN

GARY SPADARO

Director of Social Enterprise

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GARY SPADARO

NATHAN MANDSAGER

Director of Schenectady Works

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NATHAN MANDSAGER

LLOYD NOLAND

Director of Food Services

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LLOYD NOLAND

Nicole Amedore

Volunteer Coordinator

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Nicole Amedore

Our Services

Our mission is to help people who are in poverty, get out of poverty, and stay out of poverty for the rest of their lives.

Crisis Support

When those in need come to the Mission, they’re often in a crisis situation, requiring immediate attention. We never turn anyone away and ensure that we do all we can to ease their situation as quickly as possible, providing help and hope in their time of need.

What we provide:
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Shelter
  • Resources

Discipleship & Recovery

Once our residents have made the critical step of choosing to turn their lives around, we work with them to meet their spiritual, social, emotional, and psychological needs and put them on the path to sustainability.

What we provide:
  • Three nutritious meals each day
  • Education programs for men and women
  • Free medical clinic
  • Christ-centered recovery program

Transformation

It’s inspiring to see our residents graduate from the program and leave our organization transformed. On a God-centered mission, they forge ahead, ready to continue to improve their lives.

What we provide:
  • Classes to improve sustainability
  • Transitional housing
  • Employer Resource Network
  • Vocational training opportunities

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What our residents say say

  • I’ve reestablished my relationships with my kids, reordered my health, I was baptized, and I managed to find some dignity. I now know that I’m loved.

    — John, City Mission Graduate —
  • I never thought I would be worth it, but now I know I am. I’ve crossed many bridges. I’m no longer captive and now I have freedom.

    — John, Bridges to Freedom Graduate —
  • I felt lonely, but when I came to the Family Life Center, City Mission’s Women and Children’s shelter, I felt God’s presence.

    — Lynn, City Mission Resident —

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518-346-2275

425 Hamilton Street, Schenectady, NY 12305

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When I arrived at City Mission, I could hardly walk. I was broken physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Today, I’m excited about the future.

— Dan, Former City Mission Resident —

Contact

We'd love to hear from you. Please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You may call us at 518-346-2275 or e-mail us at writeus@citymission.com

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