People Services

Akaa Van Supported with ACC FundsACC financially supports the following organizations providing people services:

  • Acton Local Aid Fund, managed by the Acton Council on Aging (www.acton-ma.gov), serves as the last resort for needy Acton households facing unexpected medical, transportation, or energy expenses.
  • Akaa Project (www.theakaaproject.org), an organization which works alongside families in the village of Akaa, Ghana, to improve the health, education, and financial well being of village families thereby alleviating poverty and promoting self reliance.
  • The Community School of Maynard (www.communityschoolmaynard.com), a preschool which accepts children of families facing financial and emotional challenges in our local area. ACC’s donation is used to provide tuition support for some of these children.
  • First Connections (www.jri.org), a program of the Justice Resource Institute whose mission is to guide parents through the first years of parenting by equipping them with practical strategies.
  • For His Children (www.forhischildren-ecuador.org), a Christ-centered ministry in Ecuador which provides care to homeless children in a loving and supportive environment; striving to unite them with their biological or adoptive family; and advocating on their behalf to others in Quito and Latacunga, Ecuador.
  • Friday Night Fun Club, provides supervised, structured social opportunities for adults with special needs from Acton and the surrounding areas.
  • Lazarus House Ministries, Lawrence, Mass. (www.lazarushouse.org), an organization which helps heads of households and individuals living in poverty regain their dignity and become self-sufficient members of our community by offering emergency shelter, food and clothing to people in crisis then provides transitional housing, advocacy, health services, education and work preparation to permanently break the cycle of poverty.
  • Minister’s Discretionary Fund: Our church periodically receives requests for funds from individuals or families in the community to tide them over in emergency situations. The Ministers’ Discretionary Fund is a vehicle by which our ministers help these people.
  • Straight Ahead Ministry (www.straightahead.org), an organization which provides youthful offenders with the opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel through Bible study while incarcerated.
  • Tumaini Fund (www.tumainifundusa.org), an organization whose goals are to strengthen orphan families and the Tanzania communities in which they are living. The organization strives to keep children alive by installing deep water wells and improving irrigation for clean water sources and by distributing mosquito nets for protection against malaria, and to educate more children by funding new classrooms, extra teachers, tuition, exam fees, and learning materials/equipment. Currently, the Tumaini Fund provides the means of education to 23,000 deserving children. 
  • Worcester Area Mission Society (www.wamsucc.org), an association of congregations helping to form networks between Worcester area city organizations, churches, neighborhood groups, businesses and social agencies to ensure that the city remains livable.