by Olivia Overman Action in Community Through Service (ACTS), a Dumfries-based non-profit, celebrated 50 years of service in Prince William with a 50th Anniversary Gala event held on Feb. 28 at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. Local officials, partners, donors, volunteers, and staff celebrated the past, present and future of an organization that contributes in so many ways to the community. Created in 1969 after 13 churches came together to help a family whose house had burned down, today ACTS provides assistance to thousands of families in crisis in Prince William, Manassas and Manassas Park. In 2018 alone, ACTS assisted nearly 80,000 individuals in crises, providing food to over 700 families a month, nearly $300,000 in utility assistance and taking 40,000 calls through their Helpline. ACTS also helps people with housing assistance, those dealing with domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as offering items through their thrift store. “It was exciting...
ACTS is closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation of COVID-19 as it affects our community. As an important source of services for those in crisis, we have every intention of continuing our mission especially in times of uncertainty. We are doing our best to minimize risk to our staff and clients and have made some decisions that affect how we provide services in order to ensure your safety.
Important Changes to Our Hours
Food Assistance: COVID - 19 operating hours of Monday - Friday, 9 - 11:30am / 12:30 to 3pm