Human Services Department

Our Vision is toward a better integration of services among County departments and all Human Service entities accompanied by a strengthened customer service orientation that will best serve all of the citizens of Westmoreland County.  Tab through to learn more about our programs:

Please note: The Greensburg office of the PA State Department of Public Assistance is located at 587 Sells Lane, Greensburg, PA 15601-4493, is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact them at 724-832-5200 or 1-800-905-5413.


  1. BH/DS
  2. Children's Bureau
  3. Juvenile Detention
 
 Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging
Katherine A. Johnson, LSW
Administrator
 Area Agency on Aging staff help seniors access free health insurance counseling, our 13 Senior Centers, visitors to the homebound, legal and consumer protection services, discounted shared rides, and vision benefits. 

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  1. Eyeglass company offering help through Salvation Army

    An online company is partnering with the Salvation Army to provide eyeglasses to Western Pennsylvanians living in poverty for only the cost of postage. Additional Info...
  2. Applications for heating help through LIHEAP open through April

    LIHEAP provides assistance to people who struggle to pay heating bills during the winter. Assistance is available to renters and homeownersl benefits are paid directly to the utility company. Additional Info...
  3. AAA Inside Line is here!

    Read all the news from Westmoreland County's Area Agency on Aging. Additional Info...
  4. Community symposium to focus on human trafficking in Westmoreland, Western Pa.

    Recent stings that led to the arrests of three Western Pennsylvania massage parlor operators garnered widespread publicity, but two local human-service workers don’t see the region’s human trafficking issues ending soon. Additional Info...
  5. Ligonier Salvation Army accepts kids’ wish lists, seeks bell-ringers

    Eligible area families who want to make sure their kids ages 13 or younger have something special in their stockings are encouraged to submit wish lists at the local Salvation Army service center by Wednesday . Additional Info...
  6. State grant expected to bolster Westmoreland County’s drug court program

    Officials said the two-year $50,712 grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency will pay for enhanced drug testing of participants that will improve supervision and monitoring efforts of the four-year-old program. Additional Info...
  7. Westmoreland County Transit will bring bus and paratransit services in-house next year

    The takeover will require the authority to hire about 150 new employees, including drivers, maintenance workers, supervisors and management personnel by Jan. 1. Additional Info...
  8. Westmoreland County cold weather shelter program begins on Friday

    Welcome Home Shelter in Greensburg and Union Mission in Latrobe will be open from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. on nights when the temperature is 25 degrees or colder. Additional Info...
  9. Pennsylvania's Individual Health Plan Premiums To Rise 4%

    Premiums for health insurers' individual policies in Pennsylvania for 2020 will reflect an aggregate statewide increase of 4 percent, with an increase of 10 percent in the small group market. Additional Info...
  10. Dollar Energy Fund applications are open

    If you are experiencing difficulties in paying your monthly utility bill, Dollar Energy Fund may be able to help. They are currently accepting grant applications. Additional Info...
  11. St. Margaret Foundation to move New Kensington Family Health Center

    UPMC St. Margaret plans to move its family health center in New Kensington from city hall to a new building on Fifth Avenue, the hospital’s foundation announced Tuesday. Additional Info...
  12. Food 2 Go 4 Kids provides Hempfield elementary students with weekend meals

    Elementary schools across Hempfield Area School District are working with local churches to ensure qualifying students have hot meals to eat on weekends. Additional Info...
  13. FIGHTING FOR SENIORS FLYER - November 15 in New Kensington with a hand holding dollars and a house
  14. Recommended beverages for children infographic

    Healthy Drinks, Health Kids: What the Research Shows

    Research shows that what children drink can have a big impact on their health. However, with so many choices available in the marketplace, it can be confusing for parents and caregivers to know which drinks are healthy and which ones to avoid. Additional Info...
  15. Westmoreland ECHO 1 pager in color.docx-page-001

    New housing opportunity for 60 and over in Westmoreland

    ECHO cottages are small, separate, manufactured residences that are temporarily placed in the side or rear yard of a host family (related by blood or marriage) for an older person. Read on...
  16. Grandparents with granddaugher in cap and gown graduating from college

    Podcast Series for Grandparents Raising Children due to Parents' SUD

    Listen in to this new series from Saint Vincent College Psychology professor Dr. Jessica Black. Additional Info...
  17. Summer 2019 Inside Line

    The Summer 2019 Inside Line Newsletter is now available online. Read on...
  18. Did You Know? Information for Veterans and Friends of Veterans

    Westmoreland County and Westmoreland County Courts would like to remind those who have served, as well as friends, family and attorneys who represent those who have served, that we have resources available to you. Read on...
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