ACTS is an independent, private, nonprofit organization serving the residents of the Greater Prince William Area, including the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park.
Fifty years ago, ACTS’ founders began by addressing the most basic human needs of food and shelter. They established Prince William County’s first food bank, set up a used furniture distribution system, and developed a homeless shelter in local churches. From these beginnings grew the Hunger Prevention Center, Thrift Store, utility assistance program, two homeless shelters, and a permanent housing program. Services now also include comprehensive prevention and intervention programs to address domestic violence, sexual abuse and assault, and suicide, as well as a 24-hour anonymous crisis telephone service. We also provide education for the community on various topics associated with our services – for children, parents, care-givers, business and service industry professionals, government employees, and more. We serve over 70,000 individuals in our region (not including training) every year, of which 12,000 are children.
ACTS fosters hope, provides relief, and promotes self-sufficiency for our Prince William area neighbors in crisis.
ACTS is creating a community where no one goes without or suffers alone
ACTS is an integral part of our COMMUNITY, delivering SERVICE with COMPASSION and RESPECT; EMPOWERING our neighbors in crisis.
Services in 2019 with the Numbers
We educate the community about various forms of crisis and provide trainings for kids and adults, equipping them with crisis prevention tools and resources to help themselves and others.
Education/Training Attendees: 18,259
IWALK for ACTS
Annual Food Drives
ACTS Food Pantry hosts three major food drives throughout the year.
- April: Prince William County Schools on the eastern side of the county make donations throughout the month of April.
- May: The Mail Carriers Food Drive Stamp out Hunger is the second Saturday in May.
- October and November: Operation Turkey is ACTS’ largest food drive, hosted specifically for providing the items necessary to prepare a Thanksgiving meal.
For information about participating in these food drives, call the ACTS Food Pantry at 703-221-3186 x 240
Operation Give Thanks
November is that special time of the year where ACTS partners with our community to help food insecure families to enjoy a meal during the Thanksgiving holiday. Operation Give Thanks runs from November 1st . For those families that we serve, ACTS will be distributing a Thanksgiving Bag along with their regular allocation of food.