We provide safe shelter to nearly 100 men, women, and children each night and serve more than 700 meals each day. We also help feed approximately 1,200 elementary school children through our Weekend Backpack Program. Our clothing rooms at the Mission, and in schools across the community, provide free clothing for work, school, and daily living. The Cornerstone Project will enable us to add program space and make renovations on our Main Campus so that we can continue to meet the needs of those we serve.
“CITY MISSION RESIDENT
It means a lot to be able to sit around the table and enjoy your meal with people that are going through the same thing that I’m going through … and being able to see God in the situation. To be able to sit down and enjoy your meal with them, it sometimes almost feels like we’re at a restaurant or even sometimes at home enjoying a meal. It’s just really nice.
“CITY MISSION GRADUATE
When I look around, I see all the blessings. Pride and selfishness brought me to the place where I needed help, but I believe the hand of God brought me to City Mission. Each person was put in my life to teach me something. Now I lead a life of purpose, I can resolve conflict, I make good decisions. I have faith and strength, instead of selfishness and pride. I've learned about a servant's heart.
FEED THE HUNGRY
Learn more about our meal ministries including our dining center and backpack program.
Learn more about our shelters and how we strive to meet the needs of our guests every day.
Learn more about what we do with clothing donations, both on campus and in the community.
The Health Ambassadors, part of Empower Health, bring their unique history and backgrounds to equip others to lead healthier lives.
PIZZA ON A MISSION
Jerry Riggi, who used to own Riggi’s Pizza in Schenectady, now volunteers his time to teach our residents about making dough from scratch.
WARM & SAFE
Sleeping outside is dangerous. Throughout this winter season, we have seen an increase in guests arriving at our shelters to escape from the cold.
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.