​​Tom Caulfield-Director and VCI Board President


Josh Hauser-Community Operations Director


Amber Wilson-Program Specialist 


Nancy Tavalsky-Claims Representative, Vietnam Veterans of America

ntavalskyvva@hotmail.com or 814 244-6125       

Mary Heider-Administrative Assistant, Senior Employment Program 

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March 20, 2020

Due to the ongoing efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, our office will be closed through March 31. We will have further guidance at that time. If you need immediate assistance, we can still be reached via e-mail at caulfieldt@atlanticbbn.net.

                                                                                      --Tom Caulfield, VCI President/Director

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VCI's purpose is to enhance the lives and well-being of community residents-focusing on veterans and the veteran families. VCI emphasizes assisting with social and economic needs of those who are disabled, disadvantaged, physically and mentally challenged, unemployed and underemployed, substance abusers, and current and previously incarcerated.  VCI administers this support by assisting, caring, and advocating for our nation's most precious resource-our veterans and military. 

VCI offers programs to meet the needs of our veterans.  Assisting with job search, professional resumes, educating veterans about services & benefits available to them.  VCI also is involved in the Cambria County Veteran Court Program and Operation Family Caregiver. 

Message from VCI's Staff & Board

​Our Mission


  • March 10- VCI Job Fair- Job seekers seated by 9AM in the Seminar Theater at Hiram G. Andrews Center                                                                                   
  • March 17- VCI Rural Veteran Outreach- Huntingdon- 10AM at the Rockhill American Legion: 573 Valley St. Rockhill PA, 17249                
  • March 26- Sen. Langerholc's Senior Expo​- 10AM-12Pm at East Hill Recreation Ctr.: 101 Community College Way, Johnstown, PA                                 
  • March 27- Vietnam Era Veterans Recognition Day- 9AM at the 1st Summit Arena @ Cambria County War Memorial Lobby                                                                                                                       
  • ​April 5- Warriors Rock Concert    Ticket Purchase Required                                                                                          ​                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


March 29, 2020

​National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Veteran Community Initiatives 

-2020 Rural Veteran Outreach Schedule

VCI Staff and Board

Veteran Community Initiatives, Inc. (VCI)

“Serving Veterans and their families in the Laurel Highlands/Southern

Alleghenies community since 1993”

VCI-Veteran Event Calendar

​​​​Veteran Community Initiatives, Inc. (VCI)

727 Goucher St.

Johnstown, PA 15905

(814) 255-0355


​M-F 8AM-4:30PM


​​​Upcoming events and programs for 2020- see below and the Calendar  section for specific dates, times, and locations.