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2021 Annual Report

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Year in Review by the CEO - Steven G. Liga

2021 was not the year most of us hoped for at the end of 2020. Rather than come out of the pandemic, we had new waves. We experienced a new phenomenon, “The Great Resignation,” which is now part of our lexicon. Then prices for everything from housing to used cars went through the roof.

Fortunately, the news was not all bad. Children went back to school in September, unemployment levels turned around, and salaries increased across the board as companies competed to hire staff. ACTS saw our own ups and downs throughout 2021. The worst was the Great Resignation. After weathering 2020 with a solid team, dozens of staff came to me in 2021 saying, “I love ACTS and what I do, but I just can’t do it anymore.” At one point, we were down two program directors and were forced to close our second safe house, which we had only opened a year ago, due to not having enough Resident Assistants to staff the facility 24/7. This forced us to move domestic violence victims into motels once again, which cost well over $20,000 per month for food and lodging. At the same time, we were forced to also close our emergency shelter due to maintenance issues we could no longer put off.

On the positive side, the community continued to support us; we received additional grants to assist clients impacted by COVID; most of our services saw decreasing numbers of clients; our shelter received a complete remodel; and our Prince William Food Rescue program expanded to the point that we split it off as ACTS first subsidiary company – Northern Virginia Food Rescue, which has already expanded into Fairfax County and is poised to launch in Fauquier County.

Thankfully, as ACTS heads into our 53rd year of service, 2022 looks much better for us and our neighbors!

Steve Liga
MSW, LSW, LSATP, CPS, CCS

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2020 Annual Report

Year in Review by the CEO - Steven G. Liga

2020 was a year that brought significant challenges to ACTS. However, the resiliency of staff members who went above and beyond their charged call to bring relief to our community is clearly shown through the results of this past year. In a year that brought record numbers of families calling on ACTS for support, our team met those demands with grace, perseverance, and a commitment to fulfilling our mission.

COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on our community. We have seen record numbers of clients seeking utility and rent assistance. Our Hunger Prevention Center went from serving 100 clients a week to over 80 clients a day at the peak of the crisis! Our crisis hotline saw call times lengthen, and our Crisis Listeners were suddenly responding to more and more calls where COVID-19 was the primary or secondary issue. Our volunteer force was dramatically reduced due to our adherence to CDC guidelines and protocols; yet, no one who sought help was turned away.

Looking back on 2020, it is easy to focus on the negatives. However, ACTS has been able to form new partnerships, expand services, innovate, and even grow over the past 12 months. In all, the ACTS family has persevered through obstacles that have forced other non-profits to shutter their doors. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our donors and the effusive support of those who have recognized the importance of the work of ACTS, we have been able to achieve a level of success previously unimagined. It is only through the grace of our supporters that we have set new benchmarks within our levels of service, making us poised to come out the other side of COVID-19 even stronger than before. Hats off to all of us for pushing through 2020!

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2020 Audit and 990

Each year, ACTS publishes a audit on its work. We are grateful to our supporters for their help in achieving our mission of fostering hope, providing relief and promoting self-sufficiency of our Prince William area neighbors in crisis.

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pdfDownload the Current Form-990 and schedules