Acts Metro began in 2007 as an initiative to impact the community by investing in the children of District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties (D5). Acts Metro launched its effort by providing academic mentors for students at Harbison West Elementary School. The mentors soon realized these student’s needs went beyond simple academic intervention. Many of their families struggled to pay for basic necessities including food, clothing, rent, and utilities. The outreach’s objective changed to be built on the focus of providing holistic care for these crises riddled families identified and referred by D5 social workers. Growth generated by this overwhelming need led Acts Metro to seek and achieve 501 c(3) non-profit status in 2009. We now accept referrals from all 22 schools in D5. Acts Metro’s mission is to empower these families in crisis to move from despair and dependence to hope and self-sufficiency.
Vision - Our mission
Acts Metro exists to empower families in crisis to move from despair and dependence to hope and self-sufficiency.
Services - What we do
Acts Metro focuses on four major needs within each family, including financial, spiritual, emotional, and social needs.
Need - Why we do it
A startling 35% of District Five students live in households struggling to provide basic necessities.
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Through Acts Metro, each client meets with the Family Director and a mentor is provided to each family to walk alongside of them for the year the client is in the program.
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