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What is Community Action

Serving local communities since 1980

Community Action in Westmoreland County

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.

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, community services, children and family 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. 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, information, referral, support, collaboration, networking, intervention, counseling, education and partnerships. Westmoreland Community Action’s leadership is essential to community service agencies, churches, businesses, civic groups and local governments in Westmoreland County.

Core Values

  • Dignity & Respect
  • Team Work
  • Communication
  • Staff Support
  • Be Innovative
  • Work-Life Balance

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.