Human Services

Action in Community Through Service of Prince William

  • Dumfries, VA
  • www.actspwc.org

Mission Statement

ACTS provides relief, fosters hope and promotes self-sufficiency for our Prince William area neighbors in crises due to hunger, homelessness and personal violence.

All of our programs are designed to provide immediate relief for those in crisis and foster hope by demonstrating that their situations can improve when provided with the proper tools and support. This is done with the overall goal of helping those we serve achieve self-sufficiency. We want to help our clients overcome their immediate crisis situation and then move on to fulfilling lives on their own.

We do this through the following programs (stats through 3rd Qtr FY 2016):

• Emergency Assistance: 3,087 households (HH) received financial assistance to prevent their utilities (electric, gas, and water) from being disconnected due to delinquent payments.

• Food Pantry: 6,052 HH (duplicated) received 504,604 lbs of supplemental food assistance. Families receive fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, staples, and bread to feed their family for up to one week.

• Housing: ACTS provided 13,715 bed nights of shelter to individuals and families who are homeless. It is important to note that most of our clients are working. The shelter is designed to last no more than 30 days, while we assist them with finding and paying for affordable permanent housing.

• Helpline: We answered 8,154 suicide and 14,618 crisis calls (43,127 total calls) through our 24/7/365 Helpline. Ongoing services were provided to 4,653 individuals (duplicated) through support groups and follow-up phone support. 1,407 hours of training was provided to local community organizations regarding suicide.

• Domestic Violence Program: Through our Safe House and Court Advocacy programs, we provided therapeutic support and court accompaniment to 3,073 clients (including 252 children).

• Sexual Assault Program: We served 553 victims of sexual assault through hospital and court accompaniment, as well as individual and group therapeutic support.

We were able to do this with the aid of 353 individual volunteers providing 19,797 hours of service.

Main Programs

  1. Emergency Assistance & Food Pantry
  2. Domestic Violence Services (Turning Points)
  3. Emergency Shelter
  4. Crisis Helpline
  5. Sexual Assault Services (SAVAS)
  6. Suicide Services
  7. Women's Empowerment Center
  8. Sustainable Housing
  9. Thrift Store
Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

Serves residents of the Greater Prince William, VA area to include the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, VA.

ruling year

1972

CEO since 2015

Self-reported

Mr. Steven Liga

Keywords

Self-reported

homeless services,domestic violence,emergency food/financial,transitional living,crisis hotline

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Also Known As

ACTS

EIN

54-0897679

 Number

5092356164

Physical Address

3900 ACTS Lane

Dumfries, VA 22026

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Victims' Services (P62)

Hot Line, Crisis Intervention (F40)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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ACTS provided services to over 77,000 persons in 2010 - 2011

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Emergency Assistance & Food Pantry

Utility bill, prescription, and propane assistance, as
well as supplemental food program

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 2

Domestic Violence Services (Turning Points)

Provides a Domestic Violence Shelter, Individual
Counseling, Support Groups for men, women, and
children; a Behavior Intervention Program (BIP);
Court Advocacy and Accompaniment; Hispanic
Services; and Community Education

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Crime/Abuse Victims

Budget

Program 3

Emergency Shelter

Includes the Emergency Homeless Shelter and the
Domestic Violence Safe House

Category

Housing

Population(s) Served

Homeless

Budget

Program 4

Crisis Helpline

Helpline, a 24-hour nationally accredited crisis Hot Line that provides support, information and referral, particularly related to suicide and other crises. . In addition, Helpline includes a Senior Link program providing check-in services for seniors living alone.

Category

Mental Health, Substance Abuse

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 5

Sexual Assault Services (SAVAS)

Provides Crisis Intervention Counseling
(ages 12+); Support Groups; 24-hour Hotline;
Hospital/Court Accompaniment & Advocacy;
Hispanic Services, Community Education; and
RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Classes

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Crime/Abuse Victims

Budget

Program 6

Suicide Services

Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Team;
Surviving After Suicide Group for family members;
Renewed Hope Group for those who have
attempted suicide.

Category

Mental Health, Substance Abuse

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 7

Women's Empowerment Center

A multi-service center designed to provide women
with the tools necessary to achieve economic
independence and self-sufficiency

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Female Adults

Budget

Program 8

Sustainable Housing

Includes the Empowering Women in Transition
Program; Affordable Housing Program; and the
Rapid Re-Housing Program

Category

Housing

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Program 9

Thrift Store

All proceeds support client service programs

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

Serves residents of the Greater Prince William, VA area to include the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, VA.

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Financials

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ACTION IN COMMUNITY THROUGH SERVICE OF PRINCE WILLIAM
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Action in Community Through Service of Prince William

Leadership

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CEO

Mr. Steven Liga

BIO

Steven Liga is the CEO of ACTS (Action in Community Through Service) in Prince William County, Virginia. Previously, he served as the CEO of the Middlesex County, New Jersey chapter of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence for 17 years. His extensive experience has made him a respected resource for print, radio, and television news media, including ABC's Nightline and CNN's Anderson Cooper program. His advocacy work has led him to testify before legislative and regulatory committees on both the state and federal level.

As adjunct faculty at Rutgers University, Mr. Liga has created and teaches three upper level courses for an Addiction Prevention Certificate Program at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. He has also presented at the annual conferences of numerous national and state organizations. Due to his experience as President of several Boards of Trustees, he is regularly hired as a consultant to facilitate retreats and strategic planning sessions for other nonprofit boards. Mr. Liga has provided professional training to organizations as far away as Alaska.

Mr. Liga is the creator of Footprints for Life, a prevention program proven to change individual and classroom behavior of young students by teaching them social competency skills, which was the first program from New Jersey to be listed on SAMHSA's National Registry of Prevention Programs and Practices (NREPP). He is also a co-creator of WISE, a NREPP curriculum proven to change health behaviors in older adults. Finally, Mr. Liga is the creator of We're Not Buying It! 2.0, a program teaching media literacy skills related to music, film, television, and social media to middle school students.

STATEMENT FROM THE CEO

"ACTS began when 13 churches came together in 1969 to alleviate suffering and hunger. Today, ACTS is a non-religious 501(c)3 nonprofit supported by many faith-based organizations; local businesses; civic groups; local schools; families in the community; and the United Way of the National Capital Area. We focus on 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 met with compassion."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Craig Gerhart

Gerhart Enterprises, Inc. (former County Executive)

Term: July 2014 - June 2017

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