About the Mon Valley Providers Council
The Mon Valley Providers Council (MVPC), a program of the Human Services Center Mon Valley, in collaboration with individuals, families, and groups in the Mon Valley communities, will define and address mutual issues and needs. Building upon the providers and communities, the Mon Valley Providers Council will promote agendas and develop resources for collective action.
The MVPC is an alliance that serves as a formal network for information and resource exchange among human service providers in the Mon Valley. It involves its member organizations in Working Groups which address crucial issues in the Mon Valley in the areas of Employment & Training, Health, Housing, and Youth. These four Working Groups involve the participation of dues paying member agencies and over 250 staff members of those organizations.
Through these standing Working Groups, the Providers Council promotes cooperation, coordination, and collaboration among its member and participating organizations in an effort to fill gaps in human services in the Mon Valley communities.
Please click here to visit our Events Calendar.
- Spring into Healthy Housing
- Learn & Earn Youth Employment Info Session
- Life in an Everchanging Landscape: Resiliency and Adaptability
- How to Attend a Virtual Job Fair
- ACEs & Trauma-Informed Care Webinar
- Eviction Webinar
The Working Groups of the Mon Valley Providers Council create a network for resources and information sharing to address critical areas. If your agency is interested in joining MVPC, please contact Dave Coplan at email@example.com.
Click on each of the Areas of Focus to learn more about our work.
Employment & Training
The mission of the Working Group on Employment & Training is to develop a network of agencies to work toward connecting people seeking employment with training programs.
- To connect those people seeking employment with appropriate training programs through ongoing forums.
- To promote the qualities of the employable in the Mon Valley.
- To identify the future jobs available and to attempt to influence the design of for those opportunities.
- To increase the ability of social service providers to connect clients with employment by securing ongoing presenters from the private sector for meetings.
- To establish an ongoing relationship for dialogue with private sector for employers.
- To develop a network of agencies to work toward enhancing the linkage of employers with employees.
- Mary Jo Guercio, CCAC
- Tiffanee Heywood, Goodwill of Southwestern PA
The mission of the Working Group on Health is to establish a group of social service providers and community groups to examine the health needs of the region and promote viable responses.
- To improve communication between agencies and between agencies and residents, regarding health related issues.
- To educate the community about health concerns, risks, and problems in order to improve health and healthful behaviors.
- To identify health concerns of residents in the region.
- To collectively define a continuum of health services to meet identified needs.
- Shari Holland, UPMC McKeesport/Latterman Health Clinic
- Bob Sukolsky, Forbes Family Medicine/Allegheny Health Network
The mission of the Working Group on Housing is to establish a group of social service providers to address the housing needs of the public and private sector in the Mon Valley.
- To improve collaborative efforts among housing service providers to better assist residents with housing concerns/needs.
- To identify and motivate residents to work together with social service providers to improve their housing conditions.
- To increase the ability of social service providers and residents to connect with housing opportunities and related resources by securing ongoing presenters (public and private) for meetings.
- Housing advocacy efforts are also a priority for the Mon Valley.
- Brenda Harris, Just Mediation PGH
- Adrienne Walnoha, Omicelo
The mission of the Working Group on Youth is to ensure positive activities and direction for area youth.
- To provide exposure to career opportunities through job shadowing and career exploration.
- To partner with youth programs to provide direct trainings and support to youth through financial literacy programs.
- To conduct poverty simulations for local school districts.
- Lynn Tatala, AIU Project ELECT
- Jim Phillips, TCV Community Services