About Us

Since 1980, Westmoreland Community Action (formerly Westmoreland Human Opportunities, Inc.) has made Westmoreland County a better place to live by helping struggling families improve their standard of living and become more self-sufficient.

Through housing programs, emergency services, mental health programs, workforce development programs, children and family services, community services, financial services, and a social enterprise, we have helped thousands of Westmoreland County’s disadvantaged residents.

We strive to educate the community and local employers to raise awareness of the plight of the lower income families in our area. Westmoreland Community Action’s leadership is essential to community service agencies, churches, businesses, civic groups and local governments in Westmoreland County. We are one of 43 Community Action agencies in Pennsylvania.

Formerly known as WHO

Formerly known as WHO (Westmoreland Human Opportunities, Inc.), Westmoreland Community Action officially changed their name in May of 2008 to better reflect the mission of the organization. The decision to change the agency name was made by the Board of Directors to better align with National and State Community Action Programs.

Westmoreland Community Action's mission statement,  connecting individuals and families to opportunities and resources to improve their quality of life and help to reduce poverty in the community, continues the agency's dedication to assisting those in need, but also focuses on the need for communities to do more to help the less fortunate in Westmoreland County.


Core Values

Dignity & Respect

Team Work


Staff Support

Be Innovative

Work-Life Balance

Our mission is to connect individuals and families to opportunities and resources to improve their quality of life and help to reduce poverty in the community. This is accomplished through housing, counseling, support, education, intervention, collaborations, partnerships, information, referrals, and networking. Families often struggle to make ends meet. Single parents and single-income families can’t stretch their paycheck far enough to cover their children’s needs. Low-income workers can’t always provide for their families.
Helping Westmoreland County

For Over 40 Years

Community Action has been in Westmoreland County since 1980. Westmoreland Community Action still administers social service programs to alleviate and eliminate the conditions of poverty and assist the County's disadvantaged populations. 

With more than 40 years of experience, Westmoreland Community Action has learned to meet the changing needs of children, adults and families by setting outcome-based goals and using solid case management in conjunction with supportive service programs.