Human Services Department

Our Vision is toward a better integration of services among County departments and all Human Service entities accompanied by a strengthened customer service orientation that will best serve all of the citizens of Westmoreland County.  Tab through to learn more about our programs:

  1. Area Agency on Aging
  2. BH/DS
  3. Children's Bureau
  4. Juvenile Detention
 
 Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging
Meet the Administrator
 Area Agency on Aging staff help seniors access free health insurance counseling, our 13 Senior Centers, visitors to the homebound, legal and consumer protection services, discounted shared rides, and vision benefits. 

Stay Connected


Subscribe to our website news and get email or text notification when we post important updates to the Human Services News section.
  1. Greensburg nonprofit distributes free clothing

    Visitors to downtown Greensburg probably noticed a few things that seemed out of place Monday: plastic bags filled with hats, scarves and mittens affixed to light poles, parking meters and other conspicuous locations. Additional Info...
  2. Westmoreland groups raise awareness for homeless, hungry

    Westmoreland Community Action officials will recognize National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week with several events, starting with a candlelight vigil Monday night at the Westmoreland County Courthouse. Additional Info...
  3. Community Holiday Meals in Westmoreland Co.

    There's no need to be alone on the holiday. Please see this list of area agencies and churches that will be serving community holiday meals. Additional Info...
  4. Latrobe, Greensburg homeless shelters have beds ready for winter

    When the weather outside is fit for neither man nor beast, a group of Westmoreland County social service agencies is guaranteeing the homeless a place to stay. Additional Info...
  5. Greensburg now home to clinic that helps veterans with PTSD and addiction issues

    The growing problem of substance abuse and the growing numbers of veterans who are experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder means there are plenty of people who are dealing with both issues. Additional Info...
  6. Westmoreland County families grow through annual 'Adoption Day'

    Latisha Igoe was ready to let the world know about the 1-year-old boy she has mothered for months. Additional Info...
  7. United Way needs volunteers to provide free tax prep

    United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania hopes to recruit more than 470 volunteers to provide free tax preparation services to eligible area wage-earners from January through mid-April. Additional Info...
  8. Applications accepted for LIHEAP grants

    The Pennsylvania Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program begins accepting applications Nov. 1 for cash grants sent directly to the utility company or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Additional Info...
  9. Valley Points Family YMCA in New Kensington mentors tomorrow's leaders

    Jerry Jefferson asked a roomful of young men at the Valley Points Family YMCA in New Kensington what they would do if they had $2,000. Additional Info...
  10. Torrance Operation Reindeer 2017
  11. Delmont PD: 'Bail' scam targeting Delmont, Blairsville residents

    Delmont police chief T.J. Klobucar is warning residents to be wary if someone from a “law firm” calls asking about a grandchild who has been arrested. Additional Info...
  12. Report: Pa. among worst states for criminals with serious mental health issues

    In a first-of-its-kind report, an advocacy organization that ranked how well states care for inmates with serious mental illness gave Pennsylvania a “D” grade. Additional Info...
  13. Wolf vetoes bill to impose work requirements for Medicaid

    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf is vetoing legislation to impose work or job search requirements for certain Medicaid recipients. Additional Info...
  14. Habitat for Humanity is having banner year in Westmoreland after decade of struggling

    Central Westmoreland Habitat for Humanity is looking for new ways to expand its mission. Major renovations on two Greensburg homes are nearing completion, and the organization is in the midst of a series of smaller projects to help low-income homeowners. Additional Info...
  15. Community HealthChoices meeting draws questions, concern

    The state Department of Human Services is presenting more than 40 community meetings over several weeks in the 14 counties for which Community HealthChoices takes effect Jan. 1. Additional Info...
  16. Tips on making a home more accessible without major construction

    For those who need a more accessible living space, outfitting your home for walkers, wheelchairs, scooters and other assistive devices requires forethought and planning. But it doesn’t have to involve major renovation projects or big budgets. Additional Info...
  17. Move to close Pennsylvania state-care facilities panned, hailed by advocates of disabled

    A bill pending in the Pennsylvania House has exposed fissures in the disability-rights community over the viability of large state-run institutions that care for the disabled. Additional Info...
  18. Community Health Choices Logo

    HealthChoices meetings announced

    IN JANUARY 2018, Community HealthChoices (CHC) will be the service program for persons enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid (Medical Assistance), Medicaid waivers for physical disabilities; and Medicaid-eligible consumers residing in a nursing home. Details, including meeting dates and registration
  19. University leaders speak out against sexual violence

    Elected officials, law enforcement, victim advocates & university representatives from campuses in Allegheny & Westmoreland counties gathered at the University of Pittsburgh Monday to reaffirm their commitment to ending sexual assault on college campuses. Additional Info...
  20. Changes ahead for seniors selecting Medigap supplement insurance

    A plan to shut the doors on the most popular insurance policies used by retirees on Medicare will soon present difficult decisions for people choosing Medigap supplement insurance. Additional Info...
  21. State names Teresa Miller acting secretary for Human Services

    Teresa Miller, Pennsylvania's insurance commissioner and a native of Oregon, has been named Pennsylvania's acting Human Services secretary, effective Monday, according to a message sent to department staff. Additional Info...
  22. Mental illness and homelessness are connected. But not how you might think

    “Look around. It’s here,” Rep. Timothy F. Murphy (R-Pa.) said during a recent visit, describing why he sees Step Up’s residential programs as a national model. Additional Info...
  23. Date, time, and location of the grief support groups for Mental Health America
  24. Pitt study links exercise, delay in mental decline

    There's no question exercise is beneficial on many fronts, and a new study links calorie-burning in older people to delaying the onset of cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Additional Info...
View All
Helpling-graphic-spotlight.png Issues with substance abuse?  
Call Westmoreland County's Substance Abuse Helpline for direction, answers and hope.