Assistance Center of Towson Churches



Monthly Wine Enthusiasts at Café Troia

Join us at local favorite restaurant Café Troia to sample wines and hors d'oeuvres with ACTC friends and supporters. Cost is only $10, and Troia donates all proceeds to ACTC. Free valet parking is available, and street parking is free starting at 6 p.m. Please RSVP by calling Troia at 410-337-0133.

Dates in 2020 (all events are on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m.): 

January 8, February 12, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14, November 10, December 9

Café Troia is located at 31 Allegheny Avenue in Towson.

Lenten Hymn Festival

Come be uplifted with hymns for the Lenten season. ACTC partner church Towson Presbyterian will host this special event on Sunday, March 22, beginning at 3 p.m. Light refreshments will be served following the musical program, and all offerings from a voluntary collection will benefit ACTC programs. 

Towson Presbyterian Church is located at 400 W. Chesapeake Avenue in Towson.

2020 Holiday Closings

ACTC is closed on these holidays in 2020. Also please note that in case of inclement weather, ACTC closes when Baltimore County Public Schools announces full-day school closures ("snow days"). 


Thanksgiving Baskets 2019

ACTC geared up to collect and distribute Thanksgiving baskets to low-income families, mostly within its service area, but also to other agencies that help those in need. The tradition began in 1988, when 30 member churches were asked to donate two baskets each to help 60 families. In the end, the good response enabled ACTC to make Thanksgiving brighter for 126 families. The project has grown every year since then. In 2019, through the combined efforts of churches, clubs, schools, organizations, and individuals, 2,444 baskets were distributed to families in Baltimore County and city.

ACTC's partner churches received their list of food items to include, along with hints about packing and alternative options for purchasing bags prepacked by local food markets. In addition to the items listed below, ACTC clients received $10 grocery store gift cards for the purchase of a turkey or ham.

  • 1 can sweet potatoes/yams (23-29 oz.)
  • 2 cans meat/main dish (e.g., beef stew or chili, 15-24 oz.)
  • 1 can fruit (20-30 oz.)
  • 4 cans vegetables (e.g., green beans, peas, or corn, 15 oz.)
  • 1 cranberry sauce
  • 2 pkg. macaroni and cheese
  • 1 box instant mashed potatoes
  • 1 box cake or brownie mix
  • 1 bag or box of rice (1 lb.)
  • 1 bag or box of stuffing mix

Churches also had the option to purchase prepacked Thanksgiving bags at a reasonable price from Giant Supermarket Timonium (across from the fairgrounds), Giant Supermarket Baltimore (across from the Drumcastle Center), Giant Supermarket Towson (near Loch Raven & Taylor Avenues), and Shoprite Timonium.

Back-to-School 2019

ACTC collected school supplies for students to receive on the morning of August 17. Supplies included spiral notebooks (wide and college ruled), notebook paper, binders (2" or 3"), pencil cases or boxes, pencils, colored pencils, highlighters, black and blue pens, protractors, rulers with both inches and centimeters, markers, art pads, erasers, and the like. Collection and distribution happened at ACTC partner Valley Baptist Church.

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