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. 

  • American Legion County Fair         September 1st-7th                    Click HERE for more information
  • Giestown VFW Post's 100th Anniversary  Celebration                 September 7th from 2PM- 5PM     
  • POW-MIA Day                                   September 20th at the War Memorial Veteran's Park.                                                                                                      
  • 'Veterans Understanding the Risk Factors of Addiction' Symposium                                       September 24th from         8:15AM- 1Pm                                       Registration REQUIRED                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


Event Calendar

Our Mission

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

727 Goucher St.

Johnstown, PA 15905

(814) 255-0355

​M-F 8AM-4:30PM


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

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)

“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-Program Specialist   

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

Mary Heider-Administrative Assistant, Senior Employment Program 

Current VCI Board Listing