ACCA is a church-related voluntary organization providing day care, food, rental assistance, furniture, and other services to low-income families in the Annandale/Bailey’s Crossroads area. What counts most in ACCA is serving those in need.
The Annandale Christian Community for Action, incorporated as ACCA, Inc., is an alliance of 26 churches in the Annandale community and adjacent areas. The purpose is to unite all Christians of the community to promote and sponsor Christian social action. The guiding principle is “doing what Jesus would do.”
To learn about ACCA’s work, please see our 2019 Annual Report.
How ACCA Started
To learn how ACCA got started in 1967, read a short history.
Governance and Funding
ACCA is governed by a Board of Directors made up of Official Representatives (OR’s) from member churches. The Board and its elected officers (list of former & current presidents) meet monthly to review and guide assistance programs. Church and private contributions, foundation and government grants basically fund ACCA. Apart from its Child Development Center, there is no paid staff and no charge for ACCA program services. As a 501 (c) (3) organization, all contributions and donations of goods to ACCA are tax deductible.
ACCA provides services in the Annandale – Bailey’s Crossroads region. The approximate boundaries of ACCA’s service region are shown below.
ACCA operates assistance programs and helps to support allied programs that serve community needs by meeting the emergency and critical needs of clients. All ACCA services, except the Child Development Center, are provided by volunteers at no cost to those who need them. For more information about ACCA’s service programs, click here.
ACCA needs volunteers! Over 700 volunteers provide the caring labor, expertise, and administrative support for ACCA programs. Volunteers describe their ACCA work as grace-filled and a most rewarding experience. For more information about volunteering to help ACCA, visit our Volunteer page.
ACCA partners with many others in delivering its services. Our partnerships include other service organizations, schools, and businesses in the area; County and State service staffs; as well as private initiatives who partner with ACCA in identifying and serving those in need.
ACCA accepts donations of food and furniture in addition to monetary donations. Learn more about the various ways you can support ACCA.
ACCA, Inc., (Annandale Christian Community for Action) recruits and utilizes volunteers and employees and provides services to persons in need regardless of race, color, gender, sexual identity, religion, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, or other criteria protected by federal or state law.
ACCA, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. ACCA, Inc., will not discriminate against any person in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment or volunteers, compensation, termination, promotions, or other conditions of employment or otherwise against any employee, job applicant, or volunteer on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual identity, religion, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, or other criteria protected by law.
Harassment or intimidation of a client, employee, volunteer or guest because of that person’s race, color, gender, sexual identity, religion, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, or other criteria protected by federal or state law is specifically prohibited and may be grounds for termination. Harassment and intimidation include abusive, foul or threatening language or behavior.
Issues of discrimination, harassment, or intimidation on any of these bases should immediately be reported to a supervisor or to a member of the board of ACCA. Inc., or the ACCA Child Development Center. The person who receives the report must immediately advise the President or Vice President of ACCA, Inc., as appropriate. The President or designee will investigate and bring resolution to the discrimination charge.