226 South Maple Avenue Greensburg, PA 15601
Action Association of PA (CAAP) Annual Conference
Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop Come join the conversation about poverty in our community. April 29 - 9 am to Noon First United Methodist Church, Greensburg To register, call 724.217.0354.
Now enrolling participants for the upcoming Mothers Making More (M3) 8-week Economic Stability Class. Call 724-837-6339 ext. 32
WCA is currently recruiting for a Strength-Based Family Workers course, formerly known as the Family Development Course. Please call toll-free 1-866-769-1860 for information.
Summer Kick-off Concert
Elliott Company is hosting a summer kick-off event featuring the
band Switch on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at the Westmoreland County
Fairgrounds. Proceeds benefit Westmoreland Community Action and
United Way of Westmoreland County.
for more information.
Bridges Out of Poverty
For those struggling with poverty or community members who want to make a difference, Bridges Out of Poverty is offering new classes. A 12-week class, sponsored by T.H.R.I.V.E, begins in Latrobe on April 15 at the United Methodist Church. At free meal is served at 6:00 pm before each session. A Bridges Workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 29 from 9 am to Noon at the First United Methodist Church in Greensburg. To register, please call or email Pam Fisher at 724.217.0354 or email@example.com.
Click here to "GET IN" with Westmoreland. and learn about how you can GET INformed about how the drug overdose epidemic affects you and your community; GET INvolved in stopping deaths from drug abuse; and GET INvested in making a change in your community -- because it's not just someone else's problem.
WCA's Community Prevention Services Teams Up with Seton Hill
Seton Hill University Rx Prevention Awareness Program has been selected as a grant recipient by the Cardinal Health Foundation. Westmoreland Community Actions (WCA) Community Prevention Services is collaborating with the University to help raise awareness on the campus and in the community about the growing public health issue of prescription drug abuse and misuse. Alyssa Iannamorelli-Eddy, M.A., N.C.C., Professional Counselor/Coordinator of ATOD Services and WCAs Tim Phillips will train a team of students to produce skits from the GenerationRx toolkit for presentations at Residence Life programs and university classes, and to lead discussions as peer-to-peer educators.
Kids Love Rainbows!
All kids love rainbows and our Head Start children are no exception! These kids from our Norwin center made rainbow T-shirts during the Reading is Fundamental (RIF) activity.
First National Bank Presents Check
Thank you, Jim Frey, for stopping by our office to present us with a check for $5,000 from First National Bank for the Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credit program to enhance our social enterprise, Shop Demo Depot. We value our partners who share our vision of improving Westmoreland County communities!
Pictured from L to R: Jeff Diehl, WCA; Jim Frey, First National Bank; Tay Waltenbaugh, WCA.
Become a VITA Volunteer with Us!
Did you know...there is something very good you can do about
taxes? You can help people in your community who need assistance
with their tax returns. You'll get free IRS training, and
there's on the spot satisfaction you'll receive again and again
as a VITA volunteer using your knowledge to help other people.
Tay Waltenbaugh Comcast Newsmakers Interview
Watch as Tay talks about the Neighborhood Partnership Program in the City of Jeannette
Guests Enjoy Tour of Westmoreland County
Tay Waltenbaugh, Nermine Nabil Hafez Habib, Shaima Hassan Meligy, and Sara Khalil
A warm welcome to two fellows who are in Pittsburgh from
Egypt as part of an educational opportunity through the State
Department. Nermine Nabil Hafez Habib is an Operations Manager
and Field Researcher at Beit al Karma Consulting, one of the
largest and most well-known consulting firms in Egypt. She
has a strong interest in social entrepreneurship and is
currently at Pittsburgh Community Services, Inc. (PCSI),
the community action agency for the City of Pittsburgh.
Standards for Excellence Recertification
Westmoreland Community Action is proud to be able to continue
to display this Seal of Excellence awarded by the Pennsylvania
Association of Nonprofit Organizations. WCA was again
awarded accreditation under the Standards for Excellence®
program, which is bestowed only to the most well-managed and
responsibly governed nonprofit organizations that have
demonstrated continued compliance with 56 specific Standards
for Excellence® based on honesty, integrity, fairness,
respect, trust, responsibility, and accountability. WCA
has met, complied with, and integrated the Standards for
Excellence® into all its activities to successfully
complete this voluntary accreditation program. WCA was
first awarded this Seal of Excellence in May 2006 and was
re-accredited under the program in 2011 and now in 2014.
PA 2-1-1 Southwest Annual Report
PA 2-1-1 Southwest is a FREE resource and information hub that connects people with community, health and disaster services in 11 counties through a free, 24/7 confidential phone service and website. In 2013, PA 2-1-1 addressed 86,123 needs for housing assistance, utilities, tax services, material goods, food, individual/family support, financial assistance, health supportive services, legal services and employment. This was over an 83% increase from 2012 and a 120% increase since 2011. Click here for the full annual report for 2013. To access PA 2-1-1 Southwest, simply check out the website at pa211sw.org or dial 2-1-1. If you are unable to connect by dialing 2-1-1, call 1-888-553-5778.
Congressman Murphy Presents Check
To the delight of everyone involved with
Shop Demo Depot, Congressman Tim Murphy recently presented
Westmoreland Community Action with a check for $540,000 from the
Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Community
Tay Waltenbaugh Comcast Newsmakers Interview
Westmoreland Community Action strengthens communities and families to eliminate poverty.
WCAs Board of Directors represents the interests of Community Action in Westmoreland County. The volunteer board is comprised of representatives from the public, private, and low-income sectors of our county. Under their guidance, WCA provides the many programs to help individuals and communities achieve self-sufficiency.
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
226 South Maple Avenue,
We Provide Services to Residents of Westmoreland County
At Westmoreland Community Action, we provide services to residents in towns and townships throughout Westmoreland County, PA including: Adamsburg, Alverton, Arnold, Bolivar, Claridge, Crabtree, Delmont, Derry, Donegal, East Vandergrift, Export, Greensburg, Harrison City, Herminie, Irwin, Jeannette, Kecksburg, Latrobe, Ligonier, Lower Burrell, Mammoth, Manor, Monessen, Mount Pleasant, Murrysville, New Alexandria, New Florence, New Kensington, New Stanton, North Belle Vernon, Norvelt, Scottdale, Smithton, South Greensburg, Southwest Greensburg, Stahlstown, Trafford, Vandergrift, West Newton, Youngstown, and Youngwood.
Townships in Westmoreland County include:
Allegheny Township, Bell Township, Cook Township, Derry Township, Donegal Township, East Huntingdon Township, Fairfield Township, Hempfield Township, Ligonier Township, Lower Burrell Township, Loyalhanna Township, Mount Pleasant Township, Murrysville Township, North Huntingdon Township, Penn Township, Rostraver Township, Saint Clair Township, Salem Township, Sewickley Township, South Huntingdon Township, Upper Burrell Township, Unity Township, and Washington Township