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 2021 with the Numbers
Domestic Violence Services
DV staff and volunteers provide services from the moment police arrive on-scene to court advocacy to individual and group support sessions for primary or secondary victims.
DV Clients Served: 5,567
Support Session Participants: 3,082
Court Advocacy Clients: 2,990
Children Served: 2,513
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: 8,846
IWALK for ACTS
Annual Food Drives
ACTS Food Pantry hosts three major food drives throughout the year.
- May: The Mail Carriers Food Drive Stamp out Hunger is the second Saturday in May.
- October and November:: Share the Bounty is ACTS largest food drive, hosted to provide Thanksgiving meals for over 500 families.
- November: Prince William County Schools and the Boy Scouts make donations in November.
For information about participating in these food drives, call the ACTS Food Pantry at 703-221-3186 x 240