• VVA 364 Benefits Program              October 7th-  6PM at Solomon Fire Hall                                                                                                             
  • Laurel View Village Outreach         October 8th- 10AM at Laurel View Village- RSVP Required                                                                                                                                              
  • TEE It Up for a Wounded Veteran October 12th- 14th                                                                                                    
  • Salute to Veterans Dinner               October 14th- 5:15PM at UPJ Living Learning Center                     Ticket Purchase Required  Call VCI Office (814) 255-0355  
  • Senator Langerholc's Veterans Appreciation Breakfast                    October 24th- RSVP Required                                                                           
  • Cambria County Dept. Of Veteran Services Town Hall Sessions for October                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Veteran Community Initiatives, Inc. (VCI)

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

Alleghenies community since 1993”

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. 

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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. 


Our Mission

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


Event Calendar

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

727 Goucher St.

Johnstown, PA 15905

(814) 255-0355


​M-F 8AM-4:30PM


​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