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November 11 – 19, 2017 is dedicated to Hunger and Homelessness Awareness. This week is designated to educate the public, draw attention to the problem of poverty, and build up the base of volunteers and supporters for local anti-povert...
Visitors to downtown Greensburg probably noticed a few things that seemed out of place Monday: plastic bags filled with hats, scarves and mittens affixed to light poles, parking meters and other conspicuous locations.
Westmoreland Community Action officials will recognize National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week with several events, starting with a candlelight vigil Monday night at the Westmoreland County Courthouse.
There's no need to be alone on the holiday. Please see this list of area agencies and churches that will be serving community holiday meals.
When the weather outside is fit for neither man nor beast, a group of Westmoreland County social service agencies is guaranteeing the homeless a place to stay.
The growing problem of substance abuse and the growing numbers of veterans who are experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder means there are plenty of people who are dealing with both issues.
Latisha Igoe was ready to let the world know about the 1-year-old boy she has mothered for months.
United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania hopes to recruit more than 470 volunteers to provide free tax preparation services to eligible area wage-earners from January through mid-April.
The Pennsylvania Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program begins accepting applications Nov. 1 for cash grants sent directly to the utility company or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat.
Jerry Jefferson asked a roomful of young men at the Valley Points Family YMCA in New Kensington what they would do if they had $2,000.
Donations Needed for Operation Reindeer!
Operation Reindeer is Mental Health America’s annual drive to provide Christmas gifts for Westmoreland County residents at Torrance State Hospital (TSH), a long term facility for psychiatric patients.
Delmont police chief T.J. Klobucar is warning residents to be wary if someone from a “law firm” calls asking about a grandchild who has been arrested.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region will recognize more than a dozen individuals and organizations Thursday at its third annual Celebration of Mentoring awards event.
In a first-of-its-kind report, an advocacy organization that ranked how well states care for inmates with serious mental illness gave Pennsylvania a “D” grade.
Here are a few suggestions on how to choose a nursing home
JULIAN GRAY AND FRANK PETRICH
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
OCT 23, 2017
Finding a nursing home can be a daunting task whether it is for you or your spouse, parent or friend.
As many as two-thirds of us, at ...
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf is vetoing legislation to impose work or job search requirements for certain Medicaid recipients.
Central Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity is looking for new ways to expand its mission.
Major renovations on two Greensburg homes are nearing completion, and the organization is in the midst of a series of smaller projects to help low-income homeowners.
The state Department of Human Services is presenting more than 40 community meetings over several weeks in the 14 counties for which Community HealthChoices takes effect Jan. 1.
For those who need a more accessible living space, outfitting your home for walkers, wheelchairs, scooters and other assistive devices requires forethought and planning. But it doesn’t have to involve major renovation projects or big budgets.
From the Latrobe Bulletin:
Laurel Faith in Action staff member Sibby McLaughlin, rider Minnie Bishop, new rider Beverly Kreuzberger, guide Sandy Romano and staff member Dee Kane participate in first guided trip of the new program.Laurel Faith in Action lau...
APPRISE, The State Health Insurance Assistance Program, provides free, confidential information and counseling to all Medicare beneficiaries. APPRISE will hold free information and comparison events throughout the enrollment period. Schedule an appointmen...
A bill pending in the Pennsylvania House has exposed fissures in the disability-rights community over the viability of large state-run institutions that care for the disabled.
Community HealthChoices (CHC) will be the service program for persons enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid (Medical Assistance); individuals enrolled in Medicaid waivers for physical disabilities; and Medicaid-eligible consumers wh...
Elected officials, law enforcement, victim advocates & university representatives from campuses in Allegheny & Westmoreland counties gathered at the University of Pittsburgh Monday to reaffirm their commitment to ending sexual assault on college campuses.
A plan to shut the doors on the most popular insurance policies used by retirees on Medicare will soon present difficult decisions for people choosing Medigap supplement insurance.
Teresa Miller, Pennsylvania's insurance commissioner and a native of Oregon, has been named Pennsylvania's acting Human Services secretary, effective Monday, according to a message sent to department staff.
“Look around. It’s here,” Rep. Timothy F. Murphy (R-Pa.) said during a recent visit, describing why he sees Step Up’s residential programs as a national model.
Mental Health America is opening their doors to anyone who has lost a loved one who suffers from addiction. The "Loving and Losing - The War on Addiction" grief support group begins May 31st at 7 p.m. and will meet the last Wednesday of every mo...
(S.A.F.E.) Substance Abuse Forum and Education WHERE: PENN TRAFFORD HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM WHEN: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 TIME: 7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. In an effort to deal with the ongoing drug crisis and its effect on our youth in Westmoreland County, ...
There's no question exercise is beneficial on many fronts, and a new study links calorie-burning in older people to delaying the onset of cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer's disease and dementia.