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Schenectady City Mission gets book treatment

Author, Chris Graf at her home in Malta. She has written a book about the Schenectady City Mission.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Author, Chris Graf at her home in Malta. She has written a book about the Schenectady City Mission.
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Chris Graf knows Susan will never return to Schenectady’s City Mission. Once a secretary, wife and mother, middle-aged Susan had become a drug addict and prostitute by 2000. She received help at Serenity House, the Mission’s women’s shelter, and recovered sufficiently to land a job at the mission’s front desk. But Susan eventually returned to the streets. She died alone around 2005. Graf tells the story in a new book about the mission, its procedures ...

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