Action in Community Through Service of Prince William

A nonprofit organization

25 donors

Since 1969 ACTS has worked to alleviate hunger, homelessness and domestic violence and achieve self-sufficiency in the Prince William area.

ACTS is not a one act play but a reality program that is making a difference 24/7 365 days a Year

ACTS Action in Community Through Service - servicing Prince William County since 1969

Action is our business

We alleviate hunger, homelessness, and domestic violence and help break the cycle of poverty in our community by helping individuals achieve economic self-sufficiency


Our Cast of players


Volunteers 3,210 volunteers donated 29,104 hours of volunteer service with an in kind value of $621,661


Donors1,358 families, a family trust, three Prince William County Schools, 33 community / civic organizations, five foundations, 41 businesses and corporations, 63 churches  A total of $766,443 in cash donations and $2,439,799  in kind donations 

Staff – a dedicated staff of 80 individuals

Clients – over 77,000 received assistance in 2011

Action Notes: 2010 - 2011

I have a job working concrete outside, but there is no work in this cold weather. I have been getting food from ACTS for three or four months and what a big help it has been.” Mauro

The help from the ACTS food pantry has meant the difference between eating and not eating…this is what helps us subsist from month to month.” Christine

ACTS hooked me up in the Shelter for 65 days. The staff and I started working on my GED and drivers license. ACTS got me into a permanent supportive housing pro-gram. I am working now and doing so good. God Bless ACTS and staff for helping the community. “ Terrence Taylor

Coming from an overcrowded situation and then living in a shelter, I was constantly stressed about whether my children would accidently break something; which could lead to us being kicked out. What I enjoy most about Transitional Living is just the stability for my children. This program is a stepping stone for me and my family; we needed this,” Marcus Smith

You care and want to prevent suicide and ensure that all of those who died are remembered for what they did in life” Parents of a son who committed suicide.

I have had many positive experiences at the [Turning Points] shelter. I found a job, have gotten a lot of sup-port and, most importantly, I’ve found hope in my life. I am very grateful for this shelter and appreciate all the support.” Shelter Resident

“If it hadn’t been for the Turning Points [Women’s] Program, my situation would have been worse. I would feel that no one cares about me and I would wonder who would be there for me. I met different people who had been through the same thing and I learned that I am not alone.” Support Group Participant

I notice the sequence of events that leads up to arguments. I forcefully control my breathing and thoughts instead of my partner.” Graduate (court ordered), Batterer’s Intervention Program

“I have been shopping at ACTS for years but I am also a donor. One of my favorite things about ACTS is that I know when I donate here or shop here it helps my community.” Thrift Store Shop-per and Donor





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Organization name

Action in Community Through Service of Prince William

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(703) 441-8606