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

727 Goucher St.

Johnstown, PA 15905

(814) 255-0355



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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. 


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. 


  • June 25th                                            Hero Cookout- Reservations required by June 18th                       Call: 814-535-5347                                                                                                                                    
  • June 27th                                           WWII Veteran Thank You Luncheon                                          -WWII Veteran +1 Guest                   -Reservation Required                     Call VCI Office: 814-255-0355                                                                                                                                 
  • July 4th                                             Veterans Breakfast Club Breakfast Registration required by July 1st    Call VCI: 814-255-0355                                                                                                                                                                                             

Our Mission


Event Calendar

Wreaths Across America Ceremony 2018

 Grandview Cemetery

Johnstown PA

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

Veteran Community Initiatives. Inc. (VCI)

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

Alleghenies community since 1993”

​VCI Staff & Board

Tom Caulfield-Director and VCI Board President


Josh Hauser-Community Operations Director


Amber Wilson-Administrator/Program Support 


Nancy Tavalsky-Claims Representative, Vietnam Veterans of America

ntavalskyvva@hotmail.com or 814 244-6125       

Mary Heider-Administrative Assistant, Senior Employment Program 

(814) 255-0355

Current VCI Board Listing