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. 


  • January 19th                            Wreaths Across America Clean-up Day at Grandview Cemetery      Rescheduled: January 26th due to impending weather
  • January 14th & 28th            Veterans Court at the Cambria Co. Court House
  • February 1st                                       Chapel of Four Chaplains Day         -CERNIC Veterans Community Support Recognition Award(s)         at the HGA, Seminar Theater
  • February 11th                                     Veterans Court at the Cambria Co. Court House
  • February 26th                                   Veterans Advisory Council (VAC) at the Van Zandt VA                                                                   


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

Wreaths Across America Ceremony 2018

 Grandview Cemetery

Johnstown PA

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    

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”