Action in Community Through Service of Prince William, Inc. (ACTS) is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization serving the residents of the Greater Prince William Area, which includes the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park.
In 1969, 13 local churches came together with the purpose of preventing and alleviating human suffering. Their inspiration came through their collaboration in helping a family whose home was destroyed by fire. They decided that an organization that brought all their resources together to provide assistance to people without regard to their religious affiliation and that would be run by lay people would be an asset to the community.
ACTS staff and volunteers are committed to providing their expertise and ACTS resources to help those in crisis identify the options that are available to them at times when they feel they have none. At times, these crises can be alleviated through one contact and short term assistance. In other cases, a client’s personal crisis may take longer to address, such as in the areas of domestic violence and mental health. We believe that to change lives and create a safe and welcoming community we must together face the issues of hunger, homelessness and interpersonal violence that prevent people from reaching their potential.