226 South Maple Avenue Greensburg, PA 15601
Westmoreland Community Action provides mental health support for people and families through telephone hotlines, face-to-face meetings and housing assistance. We provide both short-term immediate help and longer term reintegration services.
The Crisis Hotline operates 365 days a year and is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Trained counselors assist persons in crisis, responding to a variety of calls ranging from depression, suicide, and other mental health issues to financial issues. The hotline crisis counselors also assist mental health consumers, their family, and concerned citizens with community resources and support.
Those experiencing a crisis, or know someone who is, can call 1-800-836-6010 for help.
The Crisis Intervention Mobile Program provides face-to-face intervention during crisis situations. The Mobile Team assists those in crisis in a variety of situations, addressing such issues as suicidal and homicidal ideation, uncontrollable family members, and poor medication management. This service is an expansion of the Mental Health Crisis Hotline and assists persons needing immediate assistance. Those experiencing a crisis, or know someone who is, are encouraged to call the crisis hotline at 1-800-836-6010 for immediate assistance. The Mental Health Crisis Intervention Mobile Program serves Westmoreland County.
The Diversion and Stabilization Unit Program is an 8-bed residential facility that provides short-term, 24-hour supervised respite accommodations, crisis stabilization services, and counseling for persons with mental health issues ages 18 years and up. Services include assessments, treatment planning, individual and group counseling, therapeutic recreational activities, and medication monitoring. Referrals to D&SU are made by community mental health agencies, social service organizations and the Mobile Crisis Unit. For additional information, please contact D&SU at (724) 552-0305 ext. 230.
The Permanent Supportive Housing Program is designed to assist chronically homeless, mental health consumers in securing housing. The Permanent Supportive Housing apartment building is located on Humphrey Road in Greensburg and has nine furnished apartments. Persons interested in the Program must apply for and be eligible for a HUD voucher. The Permanent Supportive Housing-Transitional Age program assists chroncially homeless, mentally ill consumers between the ages of 18 and 28. Permanent Supportive Housing aims to provide low-cost housing to mental health consumers in Westmoreland County, as well as assistance through Housing Supports. For additional information, please contact Permanent Supportive Housing at (724) 834-1260, ext. 136.
Permanent Supportive Housing -- Transitional Age
The Permanent Supportive Housing -- Transitional Age Program is designed to assist chronically homeless, transitional age (18 years - 28 years) adults with mental health issues in securing housing. The Permanent Supportive Housing -- Transitional Age Program is located in Greensburg, PA and is comprised of three furnished apartments. Persons interested in the Program must apply for and be eligible for a HUD voucher. The Permanent Supportive Housing -- Transitional Age Program aims to provide low-cost housing to mental health consumers in Westmoreland County, as well as, assistance through Housing Supports. For additional information, please contact Permanent Supportive Housing -- Transitional Age at (724) 834-1260, ext. 136.
The Shared Housing Program is designed to assist mental health consumers in securing housing. Unlike the Permanent Supportive Housing criteria, mental health consumers interested in the Shared Housing Program do not have to be chronically homeless. Also, the Shared Housing Program consists of 2-3 tenants living in the same home, rather than living in their own apartment. Each tenant has their own bedroom, treating the other rooms in the home as common areas. Currently, there are 2 Shared Housing homes, both located in Mt. Pleasant. One home is for males and the other home is for females. Referrals can be made by self-referral or through local mental health and/or community agencies. For additional information, please contact Shared Housing at (724) 834-1260, ext. 136.
Pathways Mental Health Programs are funded through Westmoreland County Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the PA Department of Welfare, and Value Behavioral Health and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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