Friendly Visitor Programs

Volunteers assist Westmoreland County seniors by providing much needed services. These services include but are not limited to: Friendly Visits, Appointment Escort, Handy Person/Minor Repairs, Telephone Reassurance, Caregiver Relief, Errands/Shopping, Referral Assistance, and Yard Work/Gardening. Friendly visitors may share a hobby or a cup of coffee, but most importantly, they listen to and talk with those who need companionship.

Services are in many local communities and days and times of availability may differ depending on the location. The Laurel Area Program is independent from five others that are operated by the United Way of Westmoreland County.

Laurel Area Faith In Action


Jane Kerr, Executive Director
Ph: (724) 539-4357
Sandy Sherba, Program Director
  • Bradenville
  • Derry / New Derry
  • Hostetter
  • Latrobe
  • Ligonier
  • Ligonier Twp.
  • Loyalhanna
  • Lycippus
  • Norvelt
  • Rector
  • Unity Twp.


The following are a part of the United Way Open Your Heart to a Senior

Jacobs Creek Area


Melaney Hegyes, Program Director
Ph: (724) 542-4117
  • Alverton
  • Madison
  • Norvelt
  • Smithton
  • Dawson
  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Ruffsdale
  • Tarrs
  • Everson
  • New Stanton
  • Scottdale

Alle-Kiski


Maureen Zang, Program Director
Ph: (724) 224-3199

Western Westmoreland - Murrysville


Karen Horchak, Program Director
Ph: (724) 327-3353
  • Arnold
  • Lower Burrell
  • New Kensington
  • Upper Burrell
  • Delmont
  • Export
  • Murrysville

Western Westmoreland - Penn Twp


Karen Horchak, Program Director
Ph: (724) 392-4161

Greater Greensburg


Maureen Zang, Program Director
Ph: (724) 205-6282
  • Irwin
  • Larimer
  • North Irwin
  • Manor
  • N. Huntington
  • Westmoreland City
  • Jeannette
  • Trafford
  • Penn Twp
  • Greensburg
  • Salem Township