Mercy Care

Our ministry is focused on serving the needs of Emmanuel, the community we live in and being followers of Christ. Learn more about the Deacons' vision and guiding principles.

Congregational Mercy Needs

If you would like to receive assistance due to a sudden physical/mental illness, unforeseen financial strain, loss of employment, etc. then please email the Deacons at All information will be kept confidential. Please also read the Diaconal Assistance Policy.

Community Mercy Needs

We are called to not only meet the needs of those within our congregation, but to also redeem the brokenness all around us within our community. Below is a list of our Mercy Ministry Partners. You can learn more about the organizations and find out how you can get involved in serving those in need in Arlington.

Mercy Ministry Partner Organizations

Arlington Bridge Builders 
ABB is dedicated to partnering with area churches, Christian organizations, and individuals who seek to positively impact Arlington through compassionate service and the sharing of the Gospel. They serve the needs of small congregations, especially local immigrant congregations, and the physical needs of those living in poverty in our community. (Emmanuel Contact: Jim Muzzall)

Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN)
A-SPAN serves the homeless population of Arlington through their Homeless Bagged Meal Programs that prepare and distribute bagged meals 365 days a year to homeless men and women.  They also provide toiletries, clothing and services through street outreach. A-SPAN operates their emergency winter shelter from November through April, for individuals and families who need a warm place to sleep during the winter months. (Emmanuel Contact: Corrie Schwab)

Borromeo Housing/Elizabeth House
Borromeo Housing/Elizabeth House is a local transitional housing program and charity that provides for the basic needs of teenaged moms and their children. They assist these girls in developing self-sufficiency and independent living skills so each can in turn provide a stable nurturing home for their child over the long term. Borromeo addresses these young moms’ needs specific to their individual situation, including a place to live, baby supplies, clothing and toys, training for independent living, and assistance with planning for the future. (Emmanuel Contact:

Compassion International
Emmanuel’s community of Compassion sponsors collectively supports more than 70 children in three child development centers in Bolivia. These Emmanuel families develop long-term one-on-one relationships with their sponsored children, encouraging them through regular correspondence, praying for them as they grow up in a challenging environment, and providing financial support that permits these boys and girls to benefit from Compassion’s church-based, holistic child development programs. (Emmanuel Contact: Jim & Karen Wesolowski)

International Justice Mission (IJM)
IJM is a Christian, human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. They rescue and care for the victims, prosecute the perpetrators, and promote structural change in the public justice systems. Their vision is to rescue thousands, protect millions, and prove that justice for the poor is possible. Their main headquarter is in Arlington. (Emmanuel contact: Young Lee)

Sullivan House – Arlington Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless (AACH)
Sullivan House is a partner with AACH in Arlington. The Sullivan House is a home located in Arlington with apartment style living for homeless families who are transitioning off of the streets.  Sullivan House provides residents with transitional services, counseling, medical care and school support for children. (Emmanuel Contacts: Allison Sell)