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. 


  • November 29th-  LaurelWood Care Center & Amber Springs’ 4th Annual Christmas Gala to benefit VCI. RSVP required                                                                                                     
  • December 5th- End of Prohibition Day VCI Fundraiser, Open to PUBLIC; must have ticket.                                                                                                                              
  • December 7th- Gr. Jtwn Career + Technology Center 4th Annual Holiday Veterans Brunch
    -Must call before Nov 16th                                                                                               


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. 

Veteran Community Initiatives, Inc. (VCI)

727 Goucher St.

Johnstown, PA 15905

(814) 255-0355


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Event Calendar

Our Mission

​VCI Staff & Board

Tom Caulfield-Director and VCI Board President      

Tina Pelesky-Community Relations Director/Program Supervisor OFC   

Amber Wilson-Administrator/Program Support


Nancy Tavalsky-Claims Representative, Vietnam Veterans of America or 814 244-6125       

Mary Heider-Administrative Assistant, Senior Employment Program 

(814) 255-0355

Current VCI Board Listing    

Veteran Community Initiatives. Inc. (VCI)

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

Alleghenies community since 1993”

Upcoming events and programs for 2018- see below and the Calendar section for specific dates, times and locations.