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Human Trafficking Symposium

In a standing room only meeting at the McCourt building, volunteers, educators and elected officials attended a human trafficking symposium to learn about what is happening in Prince William County to help prevent and address Human Trafficking. Mary Ellen Smith is the Human Trafficking Prevention Specialist for PWCS. Previously a social worker, Smith coordinates the Human Trafficking Program for the schools. This program is in the middle and high schools, case management for identified victims and public awareness and education...

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Everyone deserves to have a roof over their heads.  ACTS is here to help those who don't. Whether you need a safe place to stay for the night or even a few weeks, ACTS Beverly Warren Family Shelter is open.


Emergency Assistance

We all can fall on hard times.  ACTS Emergency Assistance is here to help with utility bills, and other basic needs where we can. Book Online to make a financial assistance appointment,


Food Assistance

Clients are eligible to obtain food assistance through the ACTS Hunger Prevention Center once per month. Food is distributed on a walk-in basis. No appointment needed.


Sexual Assault

We can be with you from the hospital to the court room and beyond, providing you with the support you need to heal. ACTS upholds the principle that sexual assault is a social rather than a personal problem.


Domestic Violence

Whether you are in need of immediate safety, assistance with a protective order, accompaniment to court, or need help moving forward, ACTS Domestic Violence Specialists can help.


Suicide Related Support

Have you been struggling with thoughts of suicide, or have you lost a loved one to suicide? Our Suicide Related support services are available.


ACTS - Caring for our neighbors' most basic needs

actspwc donationsHunger, homelessness, domestic violence, and sexual assault are not pretty. They make people uncomfortable and often exist in silence. Your donation demonstrates your understanding that these conditions are real and affect our neighbors - whether we see it or not.

As these needs are ever present, we hope you will consider joining ACTS with a recurring donation, but please know that every donation helps. Thank you for your gift.

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We could not do it without our volunteers

Volunteers are very special people who offer their time and talents to be of service to others. ACTS volunteers play a key role in helping us follow our mission:

ACTS offers many varied volunteer positions to individuals and groups for each of our programs. Your interests and experience may determine the area in which you wish to serve. Training is provided to all new volunteers.

Over 2,450 volunteers gave ACTS 31,845 hours of time and talent at a value of $780,000! As a result, we were able to help over 90,000 of our neighbors in need.

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The ACTS Thrift Store

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Open Monday through Saturday! 

3661 Canal Road Dumfries, VA 22026
Tel 703-221-3298 To Schedule Pick Up

Retail Hours:

Monday – Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Donations accepted until 5:00pm)
Thursday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Donations accepted until 5:00pm)
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Donations accepted until 4:00pm)


At a Glance

Only regional thrift store where all proceeds support local services

One of only two non-profit thrift stores in the region

Vouchers available in the event of natural disasters

Accepts clothes, household items, and furniture

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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 74 Dumfries
VA 22026, US

Main Location
3900 ACTS Lane, Dumfries
VA 22026, US


tel. 703-441-8606
fax: 703-221-0662

Helpline (703) 368 4141

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