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

727 Goucher St.

Johnstown, PA 15905

(814) 255-0355


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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. 

Wreaths Across America Ceremony 2018

 Grandview Cemetery

Johnstown PA

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. 



  • March 11th  & 25th                             Veterans Court at the Cambria Co. Court House
  • March 13th                                         VCI Job Fair at the Hiram G. Andrews Center in the Seminar Theater from 9am- 12pm.                                                                                  
  • March 29th                                         Vietnam Era VETERANS Recognition Day- 1st Summit Arena @ Cambria County War Memorial Lobby                                                            


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

​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

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