226 South Maple Avenue Greensburg, PA 15601
Shop Demo Depot Paint Night
Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop Wednesday, Dec. 10 from 1 pm-5 pm Latrobe United Methodist Church Call 724.217.0354 to register.
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
A Conversation on Poverty
The Latrobe United Methodist Church, the T.H.R.I.V.E. Initiative and the Union Mission Men's Shelter is sponsoring a series of workshops based on Bridges Out of Poverty. The first workshop entitled "A Conversation on Poverty" will be at the Latrobe United Methodist Church on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The second workshop will be held sometime in mid-January and is entitled "Understanding Poverty Through the Triple Lens". Please join us in coming together as a community. If we are to address the ever increasing hardships and economic issues of poverty for our communities and individuals, we first must start the conversation. To register, please contact Pam Fisher at 724.217.0354 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rx Pain Meds - Time for Change
Join CANDLE, Inc., the St. Vincent Prevention Project and WCA's Community Prevention Services as they welcome Dr. Stephen Thomas for a discussion on Rx Pain Meds and the need for change. The event will take place on Monday, December 8th at the Murrysville Alliance Church from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Dr. Thomas serves on the US Attorney's Working Group on Drug Overdose and Addiction and is a Board Certified Pain Medicine Specialist. The event is free and open to the public. Please register via the link on the Reality Tour webiste at www.RealityTour.org.
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
Head Start and Fire Safety
Head Start recently focused on fire-related activities for Fire Safety Week. Here are some pictures from our Greensburg and Ruffsdale sites. The kids loved driving the cardboard fire truck!
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),
Allegheny County's community action agency.
Head Start Given Books
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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