Westmoreland Community Action
724-834-1260
800-816-0022
226 South Maple Avenue Greensburg, PA 15601

 

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.

2014 Marks 50 Years of Community Action

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), Allegheny County's community action agency.

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.

Head Start Given BooksElizabeth's Book Drive

Many thanks are in order for the non-profit group called Elizabeth's Book Drive, who recently delivered many, many boxes of books to our Head Start program.  You can find out more about them at www.elizabethsbookdrive.com.  We will use some of the books in our classrooms and some of them will go directly to the children in our program to take home.

 

GET IN WESTMORELAND

Check out the GET IN WESTMORELAND website at www.getinwestmoreland.org. GET IN is a project of the Westmoreland County Drug Overdose Task Force. We believe that the drug abuse epidemic in our community is a public health issue, and that information is key in combating this epidemic. We urge you to 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.

 

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.

Poker Run - Thank You

Thanks to everyone who came out to WCA's Poker Run on Saturday, July 26. It was a beautiful day to ride and a great way to raise money for a worthy cause.

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
TTY:
724-834-3256

226 South Maple Avenue,
Greensburg PA  15601

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

 

CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT

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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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