Westmoreland County
Commission for Women and Families

Advocates of the Women and Families in Our Area


Westmoreland County Commission for Women & Families

PO Box 675
Greensburg, PA 15601

Julie Cawoski
724-837-5410 Ext: 701

Angela Rose-O'Brien


(Family Services of Western Pennsylvania)

Neurological Therapy Specialists

Mental Health Newsletter (contains numerous phone numbers.)

Community Calendar in Westmoreland County


10 Years 2003 - 2013! How we started, what we did and where we are now. Come and share in this special celebration with us. Bring your memories of the past ten years. 

Commissioner Ted Kopas 10th anniversary celebration

Westmoreland County Commission for Women and Commissioner Ted Kopas Group Picture
From left to right are Treasurer Marilyn Tallant, Vice-Chair Maryanne Eckels,
Secretary Carol Adams, Co-Founder and past Chair Mary Catherine Motchar,
Commissioner Ted Kopas and Chair Julie Cawoski.


The commissioners presented us with a proclamation congratulating us on the
ten years. In keeping with our mission statement Women Supporting Women by providing opportunities for Mentoring, Leadership, and Community Service we made donations to the
YWCA Women’s Leadership Initiative, Mothers Making More at
the Community College and the Welcome Home Shelter.


Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Westmoreland County Commission for Women and Families (WCCWF) to foster leadership; provide awareness of existing services; promote development of resources; and advocate equal access to such resources in order to enhance the lives of women and families.

NAME Company/Organization
Brynn A. Adams, CMTPT, MT Adams Myotherapy & Massage
Carol Adams Greensburg BPW
Dana Bauer United Way of Westmoreland County
Michelle Bononi Bononi & Bononi
Julie Cawoski Family Services of Western PA
Mary Veazey Clark WIU Homeless Children's Initiative 
Meagan Bilik DeFazio Loughran, Mlaker & Bilik
Emmy DePolo Emmy's Creations
Denise L. Diss Child Care Information Services of Westmoreland County
Pastor Elaine Frantz Word of Life Ministries
Dawn Himler League of Women Voters
Jane Hurd Accessabilities, Inc.
Deborah Hunt Workability
Jayne Huston Seton Hill University's e-Magnify
Cindy Ieraci  
Terri Katzman Retired
Donna Kean St. Vincent College Prevention Project
Joy Klohonatz Southern Living at Home
April Kopas Westmoreland County Ind. Development  Corp
Bernadette Koval League of Women Voters
Wanda Layman West. Co. Information & Referral Helpline
Bonnie Lewis YWCA of Westmoreland County
Marilyn Fox Lewis  
Paula Maloney Latrobe BPW, YWCA Board, PANO Peer Reviewer
Angie Marhefka Scottdale BPW / Alt's Tax Service
Joyce McIntire BPW / McIntire Insurance
Mary Catherine Motchar Arbor Industrial Supply, Inc.
Jane Noel InWestmoreland
Angela Rose O'Brien Chick-Fil-A
Christina O'Brien  
Marlene O'Brien  Northwood Realty
Melissa Orlosky West Co. National Children's Study
Margaree Pertle Liberty Tax Service
Tereasa, Rerko Esq. Quatrini Rafferty Galloway
Leah Samuels Align Chiropractic Wellness Center, Inc.
Shara Saveikis Westmoreland County Children's Bureau
Maryanne Stairs Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated
Marjorie Stanislaw Westmoreland County Juvenile Probation
Marilyn Tallant GBPW
Mandy Welty CASA of Westmoreland County
Debbie Williams Westmoreland County Community College

Visit the website for the PA Commission for Women:  www.pcw.state.pa.us.

To register or for more information please contact:

Julie Cawoski                   724-837-5410 Ext: 701
Angela Rose-O’Brien        724-836-6444  InspiringTimes@aol.com

Check out our newsletter

WCCWF April 10th newsletter

Were you there?

Were you part of our history from the beginning?   Mary Catherine Motchar, one of our founders along with Angela Rose-O'Brien, provided the following:  "We had our first official meeting as the WCCWF on October 3, 2003 at the ParentWise Office on Coulter Ave. in Greensburg.  We then met for a while at Westmoreland County Community College.  We changed to lunch meetings and started those at St. Joseph's Center (Now Bishop Connare Center) and we are now at Lakeview. So October 3, 2013 is 10 years."

A great day for a good cause

The 15th Annual accessAbilities Foundation Golf Invitational is on Monday, June 24, 2013 at the beautiful Nemacolin Woodlands Resort.  Golfers will enjoy the day on Mystic Rock with friends, food and fun.  

At accessAbilities Foundation Inc., our vision is to empower people with unique abilities. Independence means different things to different people.  As a result, accessAbilities Foundation, Inc. supports programs and services to strengthen independent lives for children and adults with disabilities in Southwestern Pennsylvania.   

Originally, the accessAbilities Foundation was part of an entity founded by local families who had children diagnosed with cerebral palsy, the program was known as United Cerebral Palsy of Western Pennsylvania.   

Today, accessAbilities Foundation, Inc. continues to build upon that legacy with two subsidiaries, accessAbilities, Inc. and All Abilities, Inc. These programs and services focus on building educational foundations to foster life-long learning and independence.  

Participation in this fun-filled day helps nearly 2,000 adults and children with unique abilities across Southwestern Pennsylvania. By making an investment in the accessAbilities Foundation you are unlocking human potential. Some of the programs and services supported by the accessAbilities Foundation include:

  • Early Intervention for infants and toddlers to reach critical developmental benchmarks
  •  Homemaker services for area seniors
  • Personal care assistance for individuals to remain in their homes
  • Respite care and companion services
  • Specialized therapies 
  • Home modifications Assistive technology

WCCWF Chairperson's Message 

Dear WCCWF Friends,

Happy Spring to all of you - it has finally arrived.  I invite you to join us on Friday April 26 at Lakeview for the first meeting of our tenth year!  At this meeting we will discuss our Anniversary Plans and our future plans for the Westmoreland County Commission for Women and Families.  Our guests at our meeting will be Debra Woods and Pam Mowrer from the WCCC Education Foundation to talk about what the foundation does and how it helps women attain success.  Please join us!

                                              Julie Cawoski - WCCWF Chairperson

Everyone is Welcome.  Call for information. 

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