When the pandemic first started, we needed to make some changes to equip the children staying at our Family Life Center to be able to succeed at school.
These beautiful farm stands, built at City Mission, are now located at our Dining Center. Guests can select items they need when they pick-up their to-go meals.
When Canino arrived at the Mission, he was faced with the tough reality that he would have to truly change his life, if he really wanted to get better.
Since our Family Life Center opened in 2003, it has been a safe refuge for homeless women and children, providing emergency and long-term shelter.
In February 2021, we began demolition of two older buildings on Lafayette Street to create space for a new building which will house 10 apartments, as well as a Wellness Center.
In order to help the students living at our Family Life Center, we recently created a special learning space called “Noah’s Ark” to be used as a virtual learning classroom.
Thanksgiving 2020 looked different at City Mission due to COVID-19. Instead of gathering together in our Dining Center, to-go meals were distributed to hungry people.
Join us for our first virtual banquet as we share behind-the-scenes tour and inspiring stories of how your partnership is making a difference at City Mission!
Executive Director, Mike Saccocio, recently shared about the exciting and innovative things happening at City Mission on The Unconventional Path podcast.
We have been closely monitoring the developments of COVID-19 in our community. We are dedicated to providing care to our residents.
In December 2019, we cut the ribbon on 8 new Transitional Housing apartments on Lafayette Street and celebrated with the new tenants!
New recruits from the Schenectady Police Department served lunch at our Dining Center. It’s a great way to build positive relationships in our community.
Fatherhood is an important topic. We are passionate about equipping men with the skills they need to be caring and involved fathers in the lives of their children.
The Health Ambassadors, part of Empower Health, bring their unique history and backgrounds to equip others to lead healthier lives.
We were recently awarded the 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to transparency for the fourth year in a row!
In the summer of 2019, we began construction of 8 new apartments to expand our Transitional Housing program to support our graduates.
Jerry Riggi, who used to own Riggi’s Pizza in Schenectady, now volunteers his time to teach our residents about making dough from scratch.
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!
City Mission of Schenectady unveiled the new headquarters of its Schenectady Works program at 816 Union St. on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.
At this year’s annual banquet, we celebrated the amazing things City Mission donors are doing on our campus and throughout our community!
Sleeping outside is dangerous. Throughout this winter season, we have seen an increase in guests arriving at our shelters to escape from the cold.
When Carol arrived at City Mission, she was in a state of despair. She came with her young daughter, Katie, and they were frightened, nervous and unsure of what to expect.
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.”
On September 18th, we hosted our 5th annual “Golf with a Mission” tournament at the Mohawk Golf Club to benefit City Mission’s employment program.
At this year’s 111th anniversary banquet, we celebrated “The Power of One.” It was a wonderful time of as over 1,100 people joined us over the course of three nights.
During the month of March, SEFCU has generously agreed to match gifts given through their secure online donation form, up to $4,500.
“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 the middle of the night, trying to stay warm.”
Amy arrived at City Mission a few months ago. “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.”
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.
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.
Please join City Mission of Schenectady, Hodorowski Homes and Northway Golf Center in support of the Schenectady Works Program.
People who were once homeless on the streets are now working and welcoming visitors to the city as part of the Downtown Ambassador program.
Recently, we celebrated City Mission’s 110th year anniversary with our annual banquet with over 1,100 friends, volunteers and supporters of the Mission.