Westmoreland Community Action
226 South Maple Avenue Greensburg, PA 15601


2015 Community Action Association of PA (CAAP) Annual Conference
April 22-23
Holiday Inn Harrisburg-East
Stay tuned for 2015 Staff Member of the Year Award winner and 18th Annual CAAP Self-Sufficiency Award winner!

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. Click here for more information.

Online tickets are $30.90 (which includes a 3% processing fee.) Tickets the day of the event are $35. Admission includes BBQ, beer, and the Switch concert. Click below to purchase tickets online or contact Jeff Coyne at 724-600-8792 or jcoyne@elliott-turbo.com.


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 lumcthrive@gmail.com.

GET INGetIn Westmoreland

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 Rx Pills & book bagAction’s (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 WCA’s 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

Check presentation

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.

Check out this video today to get started!


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 and guests

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.

Shaima Hassan Meligy is the Acting Director of ETP Woodworking and Furniture, a technical and vocational educational training partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Education focused on workforce development and raising the skill levels of blue collar workers, including women.  Shaima is looking for new and innovative ideas on opening doors for women economically.  She is currently at PA Women Work.

Sara Khalil is an undergraduate in the University of Pittsburgh's Urban Studies program and has been interning at PCSI since August.

Our CEO, Tay Waltenbaugh, took all three women on a tour of Westmoreland County to show them the Neighborhood Revitalization projects we have in progress, as well as our social enterprise Shop Demo Depot.

Standards for Excellence RecertificationPano

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.

For more information about the Standards for Excellence® Program, please visit http://www.pano.org/Standards-For-Excellence/


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

Congressman Murphy and WCA staff

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 Services (OCS).

With this three-year grant, Shop Demo Depot will create 27 full-time positions for low-income individuals, thus expanding their retail operation as well as the deconstruction side of their business.

Expanding SDD contributes to the revitalization of our service area by removing residential and commercial properties through eco-responsible deconstruction services as opposed to the more traditional demolition approach. It improves employment rates by hiring community members including single mothers, noncustodial parents, ex-offenders, and other low-income persons as defined by federal poverty guidelines. It also diverts nearly 100 tons of salvageable construction materials and building supplies from local landfills.


Tay Waltenbaugh Comcast Newsmakers Interview

Our Mission

Westmoreland Community Action strengthens communities and families to eliminate poverty.

Company Profile

WCA’s 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.

Contact Information

Telephone: 724-834-1260
Toll Free Phone: 800-816-0022

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

FAX: 724-838-9563

226 South Maple Avenue,
Greensburg PA  15601

General Information: info@WestmorelandCA.org
Webmaster: webmaster@WestmorelandCA.org




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

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