Assistance Center of Towson Churches



Services Given in 2016:

29,780... people assisted
312,686 ... pounds of food
$564,646 ... value of food distributed
13,700 ... volunteer hours
$126,839 ... financial help
3,085 ... bus tokens, passes and gasoline help
7,759 ... totaled assistance for homeless
1,475... sheltered bed nights
1,839 ... Thanksgiving Baskets for families


ACTC provides assistance to those in 21 zip code areas bounded by zones 21210, 21212 and 21239 on the south, west to Falls Road, east to include all of 21234 and north to the state line.

The zip codes are: 21013, 21030, 21053, 21057, 21082, 21093, 21105, 21109, 21111, 21120, 21131, 21152, 21181, 21204, 21210, 21212, 21234, 21239, 21284, 21285 and 21286.


Since the Assistance Center of Towson Churches opened in 1985, it has grown from a consortium of 14 churches to an organization of 50 congregations and 60 volunteers. Together they carry on the founders' ecumenical mission of providing emergency services to needy families and individuals in the community.

Their support enables ACTC to offer:
  • Bagged lunches
  • Care Bags for the homeless
  • Nonperishable food supplies for 3-5 days
  • Help with fuel, utilities and prescriptions
  • Fresh produce
  • Free ID, birth certificate and license replacement
  • Mail pickup for the homeless
  • Showers and toiletries
  • Clothing and shelter referrals
  • Transportation to job interviews and medical appointments
  • Services of a visiting nurse practitioner from GBMC (Greater Baltimore Medical Center)
  • Online application for benefits by an onsite counselor from  Catholic Charities

Told by Rev. Fred Weimert, a founder and current Executive Board president.

While ACTC began its ministry here in Towson 31 years ago, that wasn't really its beginning. ACTC actually began earlier as a ministry of the churches in Lutherville. It was located in what was then called the Chapel of the Holy Comforter
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