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.
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.
City Mission of Schenectady unveiled the new headquarters of its Schenectady Works program at 816 Union St. on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.
People who were once homeless on the streets are now working and welcoming visitors to the city as part of the Downtown Ambassador program.