​​​Upcoming events and programs for 2019- see below and the Calendar  section for specific dates, times, and locations.

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

727 Goucher St.

Johnstown, PA 15905

(814) 255-0355


​M-F 8AM-4:30PM


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Veteran Community Initiatives, Inc. (VCI)

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

Alleghenies community since 1993”

VCI offers program 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. 

VCI's purpose is to enhance the lives and well-being of community residents-focusing on veterans 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. 


  • TRAC Community Resource/Job Fair                                                       November 15th from 9-11AM at Penn Highlands Community College                                                                                                            
  • VCI Job Fair                                         November 19th 9AM in the Seminar Theater at the Hiram G. Andrews Center                                    
  • VCI Basket PartyFundraiser          December 8th at the Windber Community Bldg.                     Doors open at 11AM               Tickets Required!                       Call VCI 255-0355 to purchase         If you would like to donate a basket- fill out and return donation form                                                                                                                                        
  • Salvation Army Veterans Dinner   December 17th from 12:30-2PM RSVP Required by Dec. 13th. Call VCI 255-0355 to RSVP                                                                                                        ​                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Our Mission


Event Calendar


​VCI Staff & Board

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 

Current VCI Board Listing