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Posted on: November 8, 2019

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.

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

AAA Inside Line is here!

Read all the news from Westmoreland County's Area Agency on Aging.

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

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.

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Posted on: November 2, 2019

Catch up with CASA

Read the newest CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) newsletter and see how CASA volunteers are helping change children's life stories. Maybe you'd like to be a CASA, too?\

Human Services
Posted on: November 3, 2019

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 .

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

New resource for Coaches

Coaches of youth and young adult athletes can play a vital role in preventing and helping individuals with the disease of addiction. IUP professors Keri Kulik, PhD, and Gabrielle Morreale, MS, collaborated with the Westmoreland County Drug Overdose Task F...

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Human Services
Posted on: November 1, 2019

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.

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

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.

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

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.

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Posted on: October 24, 2019

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.

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

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.

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

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.

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

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.

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Concerned about fraud or abuse and Seniors?

FIGHTING FOR SENIORS FLYER - November 15 in New Kensington with a hand holding dollars and a house

Fighting for Seniors presents "Responding to Financial Fraud and Exploitation"

Friday, Nov. 15

10:30am to noon

New Ken Center for Active Adults, 1039 3rd Ave, New Kensington  PA  

Please see flyer for more information.

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Human Services
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Healthy Drinks, Health Kids: What the Research Shows

Recommended beverages for children infographic

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.

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Register now: "Making the Connection" Ray of Hope Conference Nov. 22

Making the Connection: Trauma, Addiction, Suicide  See the flyer

Sponsored by Westmoreland Co. Suicide Awareness and Prevention Task Force

Friday, Nov. 22

9am to 3 pm

WCCC Science Hall, Youngwood

Who should attend?

• Educators

•Mental Health Professiona...

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Human Services
Posted on: September 10, 2019

New housing opportunity for 60 and over in Westmoreland

Westmoreland ECHO 1 pager in color.docx-page-001

Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity (ECHO) is not a new concept ---its roots were as a “Grossdawdy Haus” in the 1880’s when Amish families used them as a way to keep loved ones near home. Today it has enormous potential for ser...

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Human Services
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Podcast Series for Grandparents Raising Children due to Parents' SUD

Grandparents with granddaugher in cap and gown graduating from college

Listen in to this new series from Saint Vincent College Psychology professor Dr. Jessica Black.

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Summer 2019 Inside Line

The Summer 2019 Inside Line Newsletter is now available online. The Inside Line is a Newsletter is Published every other month by the Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging, Westmoreland County Commissioners and Pennsylvania Department of Aging

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Human Services
Posted on: November 23, 2018

Did You Know? Information for Veterans and Friends of Veterans

Westmoreland County has a veteran population of approximately 28,000, according to VA estimates.  Westmoreland County and Westmoreland County Courts would like to remind those who have served, as well as friends, family and attorneys who represen...

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Human Services