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Care and Assistance

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Our main vehicle of care and assistance for congregants struggling with challenging or crisis situations is the Diaconate. This group consists of men (deacons) and women (deaconesses) who have been nominated by church members, assessed by church officers, and trained both theologically and practically prior to being presented by the Session to church members for election and appointment. They also receive ongoing equipping for the purpose of coming alongside congregants through loving, truth-telling relationships. The Diaconate seeks to meet these congregants’ practical, visible needs while also fostering a heart change through encounters with Jesus and one another.

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Urgent Care Helpline

This helpline serves those in crisis or in challenging situations within the Redeemer Downtown congregation only.

Diaconate: 917-206-1452

Contact for financial or other practical help.
Your call will be returned within 36 hours by the deacon or deaconess on call.

In case of emergency and in the event you can not reach our Diaconate helpline please call 911, your local emergency room or 1-888-NYC WELL (888-692-9355).

Getting Care


For personal problems consider calling Redeemer Counseling Services at 212-370-0475, ext. 1365 to speak to a counselor.

The vision at Redeemer Counseling Services is to transform people from all walks of life through professional, biblically-based counseling, and to equip others to counsel through the redemptive power of the gospel. They offer a wide variety of services including individual counseling, couples counseling, family counseling, group counseling, career direction services and workshops.

Other tools and resources

  • Suffering and tragedy: Resources to help you cope with the sadness and confusion created when you experience loss or injustice.
  • Memorial service inquiries: Request assistance for planning a service to honor a deceased loved one.
  • See our classifieds for housing, employment, items for sale and miscellaneous ads.