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Life Development Classes

A diversified curriculum of life development courses structured to teach critical life management skills that may never have been learned or have been lost during the course of physical or mental illness, domestic violence, substance use, incarceration, and homelessness.  They are essential for program participants to function independently in the community. 

This is very similar to the Department of Social Service’s Temporary Cash Assistance Program—also known as (TCA).  In order to receive TCA, client’s must volunteer up to 30 hours per week for the duration of their enrollment in the program.  The same is true at Valor Ministries.  Instead of volunteering, our client’s must take at least four classes in order to receive financial aid or support services.

Clients are currently free to choose the classes they want to attend.  They cover a range of topics such as how to set healthy boundaries, money management, becoming a better parent, retraining your brain to get rid of toxic thinking, and using art as a method to set goals and think outside the box.  We also have classes that help clients find out about their unique personalities, talents, and abilities and how being in their optimum environments can help them be successful in life.  All subjects are taught with biblical principles as the foundation of the educational content.

Classes are held at the Valor Crisis and Training Center located at 223 N. Prospect Street, Suite 403, Hagerstown, and are open to men and women 16 years old and above.   Most classes are FREE.  Registration is preferred, however walk-ins are welcome.  To register, visit our registration page located on the drop down menu under the “Training” menu tab.

Classes held at The Valor Center may be videotaped.  If so, you will be asked to sign a Photograph & Video Release Form upon checking in at each class.  By signing this form, you give your permission for photographic images or video recordings of you to be electronically displayed via the Internet, in promotional videos, or in public educational and informational settings.

If you‘d like more information about our programs and services, please call (240) 329-9387 or email