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.
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.
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.
14515 Pennsylvania Avenue
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.
223 N. Prospect Street, Suite 405
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
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
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.