ACTS has initiated a major effort to connect with local churches and faith congregations to help prevent homelessness. The key component of this effort involves developing dedicated relationships or partnerships with faith congregation throughout central Virginia.

The focus of this mission is to engender a feeling that we are united in helping people in need. Together we can bring more wholeness to families in crisis and keep more families stably housed.

Under this partnership, ACTS serves two constituencies:

Faith congregations

Every day in our community people knock on church, synagogue and temple doors and canvass the phone book in search of financial help. These congregations often receive many calls for help. They often do not have the resources, expertise or time to affectively address these needs. ACTS becomes a vital resource for these congregations where they can refer families and know that they will be cared for in a compassionate way.

Clients in need

Once a referral is made, ACTS staff will contact the client, set up an appointment and complete an intake assessment. ACTS will verify all documents and records and ensure the legitimacy of the need. The client’s situation will be fully discussed and assistance provided should the client meet qualifications.