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About Us

ACTS is an independent, private, nonprofit organization
serving the residents of the Greater Prince William Area,
including the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park.

So what does ACTS do?

Some think ACTS is a thrift store, others a food pantry, still others a hotline. We do all those things - and so much more. Check out this slide show to really learn about ACTS and how we impacted our community in Fiscal Year 2018.

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Our Mission

ACTS fosters hope, provides relief and promotes self-sufficiency for our Prince William area neighbors in crisis.

ACTS was formed when 13 churches came together in 1969 to alleviate suffering and hunger in our area.  Today, ACTS is supported by many faith-based organizations; local businesses; civic groups; schools; families in the community; Prince William County Board of Supervisors; and the United Way of the National Capital Area.  We embrace a client-centered approach to helping our neighbors in the Greater Prince William County Area deal with crisis, recover from trauma, and have their most basic human needs of food and shelter met with compassion.

As our logo suggests, we are optimistic about the future and are both here to offer a hand when the community reaches out to us, and we reach out to our local communities whenever we can be of service.  We work in partnership with our neighbors and build relationships with those we serve.

Action in Community Through Service (ACTS) is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 company serving the residents of the Greater Prince William Area, which includes the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park.

By the Numbers

ACTS Fiscal Year 2018 in Review:

Emergency Assistant

  • 1,125 households (+38%)

Financial Assistance

  • $291,000 provided (+22%)

Hunger Prevention

  • 7,587 households (+4%)
  • 679,000 lbs distributed (+5%)


  • 93 received temporary shelter (-10%)
  • 150 received permanent housing (+52%)

Crisis Helpline

  • 20,493 total calls (-29%)
  • 7,999 suicide calls (-2%)

Domestic Violence Services

  • 3,308 calls (-10%)
  • Note: decrease due to national focus on illegal immigration

Sexual Assault Services

  • 612 clients (-21%)
  • Note: this year we only tracked primary victims

Community Education

  • 13,290 individuals (+60%)
  • Note: primarily related to DV and SA


  • 78,880 adults served (+10%)
  • 11,735 children served (+34%)
  • Note: does not including training

Our Partners

  • Action in the Community Through Service
  • American Red Cross
  • The Arc of Greater Prince William
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Dumfries Weems-Botts Museum
  • Free Clinic
  • Good Shepherd Housing Foundation
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Independence Empowerment Center
  • Keep Prince William Beautiful
  • Legal Services of Northern Virginia
  • Literacy Volunteers of America
  • The Metropolitan Washington Ear
  • Northern Virginia Family Service
  • Occoquan Mill House Museum
  • Prince William Humane Society
  • Prince William Soccer, Inc.
  • Project Mend-A-House
  • Rainbow Riding Center
  • Special Olympics
  • StreetLight Community
  • Outreach Ministries
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension
  • Volunteer Prince William

See All Our Partners

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
e-mail: info@actspwc.us

Helpline (703) 368 4141

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