ACTION IN COMMUNITY THROUGH SERVICE OF PRINCE WILLIAM

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

aka ACTS   |   Dumfries, VA   |  www.actspwc.org

Mission

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

Ruling year info

1972

CEO

Mr. Steven Liga

President of the Board of Directors

Mr. Dave Strand

Main address

PO Box 74

Dumfries, VA 22026 USA

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EIN

54-0897679

NTEE code info

Victims' Services (P62)

Hot Line, Crisis Intervention (F40)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Maintaining the amazing staff we have supporting 8 major programs that impact over 80,000 individuals each year requires better compensation that is competitive with other organizations. Securing additional general operating funds is needed, and harder to find compared to program-specific funding. Additionally, our Emergency Assistance program is a completely unfunded program through which we spend about $290,000 annually helping clients in crisis. Additional funding would allow us to do even more to help.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Emergency Assistance & Food Pantry

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

Population(s) Served

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

Population(s) Served

Includes the Emergency Homeless Shelter and the
Domestic Violence Safe House

Population(s) Served

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.

Population(s) Served

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

Population(s) Served

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

Population(s) Served

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

Population(s) Served

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

Population(s) Served

All proceeds support client service programs

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of low-income families housed in affordable, well-maintained units as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Sustainable Housing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Based on number of families who have been located to permanent housing through ACTS Rapid Re-Housing program.

Number of people using homeless shelters per week

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Emergency Shelter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Based on average number of new individuals staying at ACTS' Beverly Warren Emergency Shelter each week.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Emergency Assistance & Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric is based on individuals receiving monthly food assistance through our Food Pantry program.

Number of low-income households who have received utilities assistance to keep the lights, heat and/or water on in their homes

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Emergency Assistance & Food Pantry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Based on individuals receiving financial assistance for utilities through ACTS' Emergency Assistance Program.

Number of crisis hotline calls answered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Crisis Helpline

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

24/7 Crisis Helpline responding to calls, of which nearly 1/3 are suicide-related

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Domestic Violence Services (Turning Points)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Community Education programs are provided by both our DV and SA services.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

ACTS fosters hope, provides relief, and promotes self-sufficiency for our Prince William area neighbors in crisis. Its vision is to engage the community in innovative ways through active involvement with our strong volunteer base, faith community, dedicated and competent staff, and public-private partners.

Currently, ACTS has twenty board members acting on seven different committees to address financial, human resources, strategic planning, and other organizational concerns. In 2016, six goal teams were created in order for employees, volunteers, and board members to work together to make the organization a more effective and better place to work. This cooperative strategy has allowed everyone who is part of the ACTS family to have their voices heard, enabling active and positive development.

Our organization has the benefit of having the support of local business, faith-based organizations and individuals that keep ACTS' mission alive through contributions and volunteerism. We also have a diverse and knowledgeable group of staff and board members that bring fresh ideas and problem-solving techniques to expand the agency's mission inside Prince William County.

FY '19 was a special year for us as the year ended in the black, services numbers increased in several of our programs, and the launch of another major program: Prince William Food Rescue. Staff satisfaction and engagement are at an all-time high, and only a few positions remain unfilled. Over the course of the year we have been celebrating our 50th Anniversary, which included a 50th Anniversary Gala, Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, Donor Appreciation Luncheon, and a Staff Appreciation Luncheon. The Gala raised over $250,000 and our annual IWALK for ACTS event raised over $115,000.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board of directors
as of 3/27/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. David Strand

Retired

Term: 2016 - 2018

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes