2019 Annual Banquet

Celebrating Transformation At this year’s annual banquet, we celebrated the amazing things City Mission donors are doing on our campus and throughout our community for 113 years! We are constantly humbled by the generosity of men and women who go out of their way to help their neighbor. It was a wonderful time of testimonies […]

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New Workforce Development Center is OPEN!

Schenectady, N.Y. – City Mission of Schenectady unveiled the new headquarters of its Schenectady Works program at 816 Union St. on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. The facility houses 30 City Mission employees who staff the Schenectady Works programs and features a training center, computer resource room, community events room and kitchen, coaching rooms, and administrative […]

Operation Warm & Safe

Sleeping outside is dangerous. Even on a mild winter night you can freeze. Throughout this winter season, we have seen an increase in guests arriving at our shelters to escape from the cold. When all of our beds are full, we put out sleeping mats on the floor to make room for our extra guests. […]

Lisa’s Story

Lisa’s Story of Hope Thank you for your partnership. Each day you’re bringing help and hope to people in need. When Lisa received devastating news of the death of her brother and nephew, it impacted her deeply. At the same time, her health began to fail. “It just felt like I was losing everything.” During […]

2017 City Mission Annual Banquet

Celebrating 111 Years of Giving Help & Hope The Power of One One simple act of kindness can make all the difference. At this year’s 111th anniversary banquet, we celebrated “The Power of One.” It was a wonderful time of testimonies and fellowship as over 1,100 people joined us over the course of three nights. […]

Steve’s Story

OPERATION WARM & SAFE Protect men, women and children from the winter cold. Steve knows what it’s like to be without a warm place to live during cold and snowy weather. “I know what it’s like to be cold and sleep on a bench… I know what it’s like to hide behind a dumpster in […]

Amy’s Story

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS As I approached the Family Life Center, I suddenly got tears in my eyes. I said to myself, “I’m home… this is my home.”   Amy arrived at City Mission a few months ago. She received food, clothing and a safe place to stay. But a few weeks ago, she suddenly […]

Mary’s Story of Hope

  Make a DIFFERENCE   Have you ever felt lost? Wandering through life… confused… discouraged… without hope that things can get better. Mary, a resident of our Family Life Center, knows what that feels like. Recently, she became homeless for the first time —a situation she never thought she would face. Please take a moment […]


Sean’s Story

Sean’s Story of Hope Thank you for your partnership. Each day you’re bringing help and hope to people in need. Sean first came to City Mission because he needed something to eat and a place to sleep. Like so many others, he was hungry. He was tired. And he was scared. That first night, Sean […]