About ACTS

Action in Community Through Service (ACTS) provides relief, fosters hope and promotes self-sufficiency for our Prince William area neighbors in crisis. Your contributions help support the following programs
  • Crisis Helpline, the only suicide/crisis prevention/intervention hotline in the Prince William Area, as well as an assurance call service for senior citizens. This is a free, confidential, 24-hour telephone service: 703-368-4141

  • Domestic Violence Services, the Prince William Area's only comprehensive domestic violence prevention and intervention program. We provide shelter; individual counseling; support groups for men, women, and children; court advocacy; Hispanic services; and community education.

  • Emergency Assistance, utility bill assistance for those with shutoff notices and propane assistance. We paid over $283,000 in FY20 keeping utilities on for families.

  • Emergency Shelter and Permanent Housing, includes our Beverly Warren Shelter and two Domestic Violence safe houses, as well as our Rapid Re-housing program, which includes security deposits, first month’s rent, and case management.

  • Hunger Prevention Center, which moves over 50,000 lbs of food to feed over 750 families every month!

  • Sexual Assault Services, the only sexual assault crisis center serving the Prince William Area, which empowers survivors of sexual assault to heal and move forward in their lives. We provide Crisis Intervention Counseling (ages 12+); support groups, 24-hour hotline; hospital/court accompaniment and advocacy; Hispanic services; and community education.

  • Suicide Services, our Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Team, Surviving After Suicide group for family members, and Renewed Hope group for those who have attempted suicide.

  • Thrift Store, the only one in our area where 100% of the proceeds stay local, directly supporting our programs and services.

  • Prince William Food Rescue, leveraging our Food Rescue Hero app, volunteers are able to help move perishable items that would be thrown away by Donor Partners (grocery stores, restaurants, farmers, caterers, etc.) to non-profit Distribution Partners (food pantries, PTOs, foundations, etc.) for immediate distribution to feed food insecure individuals and families. This program aims to simultaneously reduce food waste, reduce hunger, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In its first year of operation (FY20), it rescued over 700,000 pounds of food and distributed over two MILLION pounds in just over four months during COVID.

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