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:

  1. Area Agency on Aging
  2. BH/DS
  3. Children's Bureau
  4. Juvenile Detention
 
 Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging
Meet the 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. #MeToo movement, murder of Pitt student influence Greensburg 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' event

    Over 1,000 people gathered Saturday at Offutt Field to raise awareness about gender-based violence by participating in the annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event hosted by the Blackburn Center of Greensburg. Additional Info...
  2. Hundreds attend 'Very Special Prom' in Latrobe

    Hundreds of people with special needs attended "A Very Special Prom" on Saturday at St. Mary's Dome near Latrobe. Additional Info...
  3. Teens lead forum on school safety at Westmoreland college

    Two months after a Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that touched off a national discussion about school safety and gun control, students from across Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties are confident ... Additional Info...
  4. Southwest Greensburg woman finds passion through healing with music

    BY MARYANN GOGNIAT EIDEMILLER For The Bulletin--Laurie Fox always loved music and wanted to do something with it as a career. When she was in high school, her clarinet teacher asked her if she wanted to teach. No, she did not. Did she want to perform? Additional Info...
  5. Words matter in Legislature's Medicaid work-requirement debate

    At a state budget hearing last month, the then-acting Human Services secretary, Teresa Miller, was asked a question by a legislator: “Is Medicaid health care or is Medicaid welfare?” Additional Info...
  6. Blind association's open house to coincide with 'National Day of Choice'

    It's difficult to walk 15 feet at the Westmoreland County Blind Association without seeing a smile. Additional Info...
  7. Hempfield, New Ken, Pittsburgh housing projects get tax credits

    Low-income housing tax credits were conditionally awarded to projects in New Kensington, Hempfield and the Pittsburgh area, the state said Thursday. Additional Info...
  8. Child Abuse Prevention Month at Public Meeting
  9. Area Agency on Aging News May/June 2018

    Farmer's Market voucher info, Tools for Caregivers, Events, Elder Abuse tips, and more! Additional Info...
  10. Sesame Place 1st theme park designated as Certified Autism Center

    Pennsylvania's Sesame Place is the first theme park in the world to receive a very important distinction. Additional Info...
  11. Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    We invite you to join us for a six week course for family caregivers. Deadline to register is April 23, 2018. Additional Info...
  12. Online fundraiser in May to benefit food pantries

    The Pittsburgh Foundation has scheduled a daylong, online giving event on May 1 to benefit regional food pantries and nonprofit organizations that supply them. Additional Info...
  13. Westmoreland overdose deaths taper off, trend could be regional

    Westmoreland County Coroner Ken Bacha released the 2017 year-end statistical report Wednesday that shows the county reached the predicted overdose death tally of 193, a new record. Additional Info...
  14. Westmoreland food bank bulks up frozen section with new cooler, van

    The Westmoreland County Food Bank last year provided more than 9 million pounds of food to about 31,000 local residents in need, with fresh produce comprising 25 percent of the total. Additional Info...
  15. Dads Matter program helps fathers with life, skills

    New Dads Matters classes are forming now! Thomas Abare has less time to spend with his three young children since he's started a new job in shipping and receiving. But the time he does have with his daughters & son is more meaningful. Additional Info...
  16. Elliott Group donation funds nights at Greensburg shelter

    A donation by a Jeannette company will pay for 352 nights at the Welcome Home Shelter in Greensburg. Additional Info...
  17. Westmoreland juvenile detention center ups capacity as school threats increase

    Westmoreland County's juvenile detention center has increased its capacity by a third to accommodate an influx of teens charged with making threats against schools. The expansion comes after more than two years of planning. Additional Info...
  18. Westmoreland County departments seeks feedback in survey

    Feedback is being sought through an online survey by the Westmoreland County Office of Behavioral Health/Developmental Services/Early Intervention. Additional Info...
  19. Grant helps Westmoreland Food Bank add refrigerated van

    The Westmoreland County Food Bank is adding a van equipped with a refrigeration unit to its fleet, thanks to a grant from the Walmart Foundation. Additional Info...
  20. Reactions to ABC’s popular ‘The Good Doctor’ vary in local autism community

    Already renewed for a second season, ABC’s “The Good Doctor” (10 p.m. Monday, WTAE) became a rare broadcast hit when it debuted last fall. It joined a growing number of TV series to feature characters with autism. Additional Info...
  21. Home buyer workshops planned in South Greensburg, Jeannette, Herminie

    Workshops for prospective home buyers are planned for this month in South Greensburg and in Jeannette and Herminie next month. Additional Info...
  22. 412 Food Rescue group pushes into 724 area code

    With a $20,000 donation from Uber and thousands of pounds of food from Farm Aid 2017, Pittsburgh-based 412 Food Rescue has been able to push to the 724 area code on multiple fronts. Additional Info...
  23. College grants will fund sexual assault prevention programs

    Several Western Pennsylvania colleges have received state grants for programs designed to reduce sexual assaults on campus. Seton Hill University & Saint Vincent College are among the awardees. Additional Info...
  24. Blind Assoc Open House 2018
  25. New Medicare cards come with new possible scams, Federal Trade Commission warns

    Medicare will send new cards to enrollees starting in April, and the Federal Trade Commission has a few tips for how to avoid getting scammed during the process. Additional Info...
  26. Twilight Wish gives Westmoreland Manor resident gambling experience with slots, table games

    Della Lewis wanted one more trip to the casino. But the 89-year-old South Greensburg resident stays at Westmoreland Manor, and isn't physically able to make the journey these days — so a national nonprofit brought the casino to her. Additional Info...
  27. Levin Furniture, others donate 125 beds to needy kids in Westmoreland County

    With one donation, the waiting list for beds for abused and neglected children in Westmoreland County has been eliminated. Additional Info...
  28. Murrysville consumer advocate to testify before Senate committee

    Mary Bach, a nationally recognized consumer advocate from Murrysville, is fond of saying, “If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam.” Additional Info...
  29. Westmoreland, Indiana County newborns reap college savings bonus

    Parents in Westmoreland and Indiana counties might be excused if they happen to refer to their offspring born this year as bonus babies. Additional Info...
  30. Empty Bowl luncheon to help Westmoreland County Food Bank

    Steaming bowls of soup will help nourish Westmoreland County residents struggling with hunger at the 10th annual Empty Bowl luncheon. Additional Info...
  31. Applications open for two Greensburg Habitat for Humanity homes

    Central Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity has nearly finished repairing two houses on Jefferson Avenue in Greensburg, but the homes are still missing an important detail — residents. Additional Info...
  32. Summer food program looking for hosting sites

    A program that serves breakfast and lunch to children during the summer months is looking for sites where the program can be hosted. Additional Info...
  33. Westmoreland County Community College will hold driving courses for seniors

    Westmoreland County Community College's Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will host several AARP Smart Driver Course starting this spring. Additional Info...
  34. Medicare 101 Flyer 2018
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