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

VCI Employment Opportunity

​    Recently long-time VCI (5 years) employee Tina Pelesky took advantage of an employment opportunity elsewhere. We thank Tina for her great work for VCI over this period of time. We wish her and her family the very best.

    At this time, we intend to fill the vacant position although it may or may not be the same job/duties /responsibilities Tina preformed.

    We are looking for the best avaliable qualified team player and fit, while staying within our budget. If you or someone you know has a strong intreset in working with Veterans and their families, have them contact our office via the instructions in the job description.


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

ntavalskyvva@hotmail.com or 814 244-6125       

Mary Heider-Administrative Assistant, Senior Employment Program 

(814) 255-0355

Current VCI Board Listing    

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. 

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

727 Goucher St.

Johnstown, PA 15905

(814) 255-0355



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  • February 11th                                     Veterans Court at the Cambria Co. Court House
  • February 26th                                   Veterans Advisory Council (VAC) at the Van Zandt VA    
  • March 11th  & 25th                             Veterans Court at the Cambria Co. Court House
  • March 29th                                         Vietnam Era VETERANS Recognition Day- 1st Summit Arena @ Cambria County War Memorial Lobby                                                            


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.