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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Operation Give Thanks

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The Hunger Prevention Center is accepting food donations for Operation Give Thanks now through November 20th. Donations may be dropped off Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm at the Hunger Prevention Center, 17958 Dr. David Cline Lane, Dumfries, VA.  The Hunger Prevention Center provides gift cards to clients, to purchase their own turkeys, but we rely upon donations to provide for all the fixin’s.  Pie crust Corn bread or biscuit mix Green beans / canned vegetables Instant mashed potatoes Can or jar of gravy, or gravy mix packet Stuffing Cranberry sauce Yams or sweet potatoes Pumpkin or fruit pie filling Evaporated milk  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Phil Edney at 703-441-8606 Ext. 288 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
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Answering Crisis Calls This Holiday Season

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The holidays can be extremely tough for those who have lost loved ones, are struggling to pay bills, or dealing with other stressors in their lives.  Our Helpline Program allows us to come alongside our neighbors as they work through deep mental and emotional pain.  It is run by a dedicated staff of seven and volunteer team of fourteen.  Our trained Crisis Listeners are available 24/7 and receive nearly 2,000 calls per month - 39% of which are suicide related.   Encompassing four different resources, the Helpline program, with the help of donations received, provides: Crisis Listeners: Thirty-nine percent of calls received per month by the Helpline are suicide related. All ACTS crisis listeners are trained to help people deal with their feelings and to talk through their issues.Resources Listeners: Providing a wealth of information on the availability of resources available to people who are in crisis, such as hospital locations etc.Senior Link: A completely...
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