Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. - Lk 6:36  
   
Our Mission

Williamsburg House of Mercy provides quality compassionate human services to all people, especially the most vulnerable, regardless of faith.  We provide a safe and welcoming environment for area homeless to find respite, receive services, and work toward ending their homelessness, and emergency assistance and supportive services to those struggling to maintain housing and regain stability. 


Our Vision

We envision a community where no one will ever have to spend a night on the streets or in the woods because he or she cannot find or afford safe housing.  We believe that safe, affordable housing, and a livable wage is a fundamental human right, and that every person, regardless of class, condition, color, gender, orientation or belief system was created to live a full, rich life. 
    
   
To achieve our mission and realize our vision, all of our activities are underpinned by the following shared values:

Faith|  We are a faith-based organization rooted in scriptures and Catholic social teaching. 

Service|  We are called to use our gifts and talents in service to the many marginalized members of our community, and that in order to do this most effectively we must partner and collaborate with other community organizations and local businesses to bring our collective gifts to bear.

Pro-life|  We respect the dignity of human life at every stage from conception to natural death.

Respect|  We value, listen to, learn from, and appreciate each other, our clients, our donors, and our community.

Empowerment|  We encourage, build confidence, inspire, and promote each person’s right to self-determination.

Hospitality |  We welcome with compassion those in need of housing and services.

 Above all, we believe that mercy is a verb.  In order to promote mercy, we must “Be Mercy” to those in need.    
Read more of our history or about our seven guiding principles .