Church Partnerships

Working Together to Change Lives

We are committed to serving God by serving our local community.  As part of the Body of Christ, we want to provide you with a means to better help those in need—both inside and outside your congregation. 

 

Our experienced staff would serve as an extension of your benevolence ministry and we would work together to help people overcome crisis. 

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Level 1: Pathway

Consider us a local "mission field." We offer adult and youth service opportunities.

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Level 2: Portal

We can offer you specialized training to develop your staff

and volunteers.

Level 3: Principal

Speak with our experienced staff so you can make informed financial aid decisions.

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Level 4: Pillar

Delegates complex financial requests from unequipped church staff to Christ-centered experts.

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Nonprofit and Agency Partnerships

No one organization can solve the complex problems that our clients face on their own.  The reality is that many social service, community, and governmental agencies are overburdened with clients, low on funds, and battling to receive grant funding. 

 

Valor Ministries has formed partnerships and collaborative efforts with many organizations within Washington County to identify service gaps within the existing service delivery system. The exchange of information related to service availability is essential to the effective delivery of services.  At Valor, our focus is on complementing and not duplicating our combined efforts.

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Current Partners

CASA, Inc.
CASA, Inc.
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PCMS
PCMS
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Bridge of Life
Bridge of Life
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Tru Ops
Tru Ops
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Life House Church
Life House Church
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HAPC
HAPC
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Valley Grace
Valley Grace
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Celebrate Recovery
Celebrate Recovery
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Hilltop
Hilltop
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WC Sheriffs Office
WC Sheriffs Office
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Collaborative Efforts

Community Action Council

117 Summit Aveue 
Hagerstown, MD 21740

As the designated community action agency for Washington County, Maryland, CAC’s goal is to help people achieve self-sufficiency. CAC utilizes a broad spectrum of tools that do more than just meet immediate needs – they equip individuals and families with the information, education, and most importantly, confidence needed to become financially independent, productive members of the community.

Rather than focusing on a single area like food or energy assistance, CAC provides (or connects clients with) a wide variety of services on the continuum, from crisis intervention through the realization of the dream of home ownership.   

REACH of Washington County

140 West Franklin Street, Suite 300
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Reach of Washington County is a nonprofit, faith-based organization serving Washington County since 1990.  They are part of a network of local service providers and local congregations that assist low income impoverished families and individuals during times of financial crisis.  They have a small but mighty staff and over 1600 volunteers helping to run their programs.  They are called to serve the impoverished in the community and treat all of their clients with dignity and respect while being a bridge to independence.  Reach offers a plethora of services, ranging from homelessness prevention to homelessness resolution. 

Horizon Goodwill

14515 Pennsylvania Avenue
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Goodwill believes in the power of work to strengthen individuals and to transform lives. They envision persons with barriers to employment being able to choose rewarding employment, achieving financial security, and building careers and lives for themselves and their families, thus enriching our communities.

Goodwill’s programs and services are designed to help individuals with barriers and disabilities find employment through basic job-related services. At Goodwill, Vocational Case Managers put together a customized plan of service for each individual seeking help and will continue to work with each individual once they are employed.

Gatekeepers 

223 N. Prospect Street, Suite 405

Hagerstown, MD 21740

MEETING PEOPLE AT THE GATE TO HELP THEM BUILD A BRIGHTER FUTURE

Gatekeepers is an organization that focuses on re-entry.  Their mission is to motivate, empower, and encourage both current and ex-offenders through mentoring services by challenging them to make positive decisions and ultimately help facilitate the process of a successful transition back to their communities.  These individuals often do not have positive role models in their life to aid them in their efforts.  The team at Gatekeepers is dedicated to helping people overcome obstacles standing in their way to achieving success and reaching their life goals.

Western Maryland Consortium

33 W. Washington Street, 4th Floor
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Serving the general public in Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties, the Western Maryland Consortium is a regional workforce development agency.  They strive to help workers improve their skills and find employment, leading to self-sufficiency as quickly as possible. Skilled training is limited to those with a demonstrated need and is aligned with the skill shortages that have been reported by local employers.

The Western Maryland Consortium is part of Maryland Jobs Now (MJN), a network of high-performing, results-oriented workforce organizations that invest in employment and training strategies, services, and initiatives to help Marylanders secure good-paying jobs in a thriving economy.

Washington County DSS

122 N. Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740

The Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state’s primary social service provider, serving over one million people annually.  The Department, through its 24 local departments of social services, aggressively pursues opportunities to assist people in economic need, provide preventive services, and protect vulnerable children and adults in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City.

Salvation Army

539 George Street

Hagerstown, MD 21740

The Salvation Army exists to meet human need wherever, whenever, and however they can.

The Salvation Army seeks to respond to as many of those reaching out for assistance as possible, either through the weekday mass feeding program, food pantry, women and children’s shelter, transitional housing, human services, ministry, clothing assistance from its thrift store, Christmas assistance to families in need, youth programs in the Shifler Family Community Center or a summer camp experience for underprivileged youth. The population served by The Salvation Army, Hagerstown Command, is unserved and underserved individuals and families throughout Washington County, those for whom poverty is a way of life.

Hagerstown Housing Authority

35 W. Baltimore Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740

The Housing Authority is a nonprofit organization operating under the laws of the State of Maryland to provide housing for low-income families within the City of Hagerstown.  In 2004, the Housing Authority formed the Hagerstown Revitalization Corporation as a nonprofit corporation to augment, benefit, and enhance the functions of, or carry out the purpose of the Housing Authority of the City of Hagerstown.

 

They are committed to providing quality, affordable housing in a safe environment. Through partnerships with their residents and other groups, they provide opportunities for those they serve to become self-sufficient.

 

Washington County Housing Authority

319 East Antietam Street, 2nd Floor

Hagerstown, MD 21740

Housing costs in Washington County have increased more quickly than incomes, leaving an ever-growing gap between actual housing costs and the amount that county residents can afford to pay. The Housing Authority of Washington County (HAWC) is dedicated to helping seniors, families, and military veterans bridge that gap by providing access to housing that is safe, affordable, and well-maintained. For assistance within the city limits, please contact the Hagerstown Housing Authority.

Their housing solutions include both rental assistance and homeownership programs. Many of their clients qualify for assistance from the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program offered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), but people who do not qualify for a Housing Choice Voucher may be eligible for other types of assistance.