We Accepted the Challenge - Now We Are Relying on Your Support to Help Us Help Our Neighbors

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You may not be going home for the holidays, but you can help ACTS give a home for the holidays to one of our neighbors! The county's most vulnerable homeless individuals are on the verge of losing their temporary shelter on December 31st.  ACTS is stepping in to find permanent housing for these individuals.  We have funds to help them move in and cover their rent for an extended period of time (six months to a year - because these individuals are more likely to be on disability than to find employment), but we have no funds to furnish their new homes.  How You Can Help   Due to COVID, homeless individuals throughout the county who are elderly, have underlying health conditions, or have been exposed to COVID-19 have been placed in a hotel rather than emergency shelters, such as ours.  Even though they are not residing in our shelters we...
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Awareness in Action

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Members of ACTS Domestic Violence Services Staff were proud to be in attendance as the Prince William Board of County Supervisors issued the Proclamation on National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, October 2020.  Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status. It’s not just punches and black eyes -- it’s yelling, humiliation, stalking, manipulation, coercion, threats and isolation. It’s stealing a paycheck, keeping tabs online, non-stop texting, constant use the silent treatment, or calling someone stupid so often they believe it.  What is the #1 thing you are doing to help end Domestic Violence? 
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ACTS Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Co-Founder the Lutheran Church of the Covenant

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In 1969, thirteen local churches came together to help one family whose home had been destroyed by fire. Recognizing the human suffering of so many Prince William residents, these 13 churches went on to create an organization (ACTS). Fifty years later, ACTS continues to provide assistance to thousands of residents in the county. ACTS celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019. So too did one of its founding members, the Lutheran Church of the Covenant (LCOC) of Dale City. Pastor Darcy Tillman has been the lead pastor at the Lutheran Church of Covenant in Dale City for the past seven years. “From the beginning, LCOC has had a heart of serving the local community,” said Tillman. This can be seen through the continued work with ACTS. “I have served on the ACTS board since 2014 and am currently the President of the Board,” said Tillman. And while Tillman contributes at the executive...
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