May 27, 2014

Today we met with a hard-working single mother of 2 this week who was facing electricity shut off...we were able to keep the lights on for her family…her note of appreciation reads as follows

"ACT in Faith, words cannot express how much your generosity means to my family and I. Thank you so much!"

484-324-8492  212 S. High St. West Chester, PA 19382

 Our Mission

ACT in Faith of Greater West Chester is an interfaith organization that seeks to build a community that empowers the un- and under-employed to stabilize their households and build toward self-sustainability.

Why do we do what we do?

ACT in Faith of Greater West Chesterbelieves that as members of the community we are called to assist those whose needs lie beyond the scope of existing social services. By working together, we build a stronger community.


  • Respect: Realizing that respect and consideration are essential for all who seek our help
  • Generosity: Believing in the willingness of people from all faith communities to contribute time and resources to those in need
  • Advocacy: Being a voice to help insure that the support of existing social services is received by all who are eligible
  • Action: Facilitating the communication and networking necessary to bridge gaps in service
  • Restoration: Committing our efforts to help people change the circumstances that brought them to our doors
  • Reciprocity: Knowing that all who seek our help are able to help others in return
  • Appreciation: Recognizing that the ability to help others is itself a blessing
  • Unity: Working together increases our impact on the lives of those in need and strengthens the bonds of the human family

  Board of Directors*

  • Denise Antonelli (Pres.)- Gawthrop Greenwood, P.C.
  • Anita Bailey - (V.P.) St. Matthew's Lutheran, Chester Springs
  • Janet Curran - Willowdale Chapel
  • Diane Damadio (Sec.) - First Presbyterian of West Chester
  • Amy Hemphill - Church of the Holy Trinity
  • Stuart Hunt - Church of the Holy Trinity
  • Dan Milani - SS Simon & Jude Roman Catholic Church
  • Nancy Needhammer - Church of the Holy Trinity
  • Vince Paul (Treas.) - United Methodist Church of West Chester
  • Ejaz Sabir - Islamic Society of Chester County
  • Julie Smink - Calvary Lutheran/Vanguard Group

* Faith Community affiliations are for the purposes of identification only.


Act in Faith 


Office Hours

For an appointment call 484-324-8492
Support Appointments
Mon: 10AM - Noon
Tues: 10AM - Noon
Wed:    1PM - 3PM
Thur: 10AM - Noon
Food Cupboard
Mon: 10AM - Noon
Tues: 10AM - Noon
Wed:    1PM - 3PM
Thur: 10AM - Noon
Fri:     10AM - Noon
Closed Saturday, Sunday & Holidays