United Way of the Laurel Highlands

Who We Are

The United Way of the Laurel Highlands advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all.  Our focus is on Education, Income and Health because they are the building blocks for a successful life.  We all benefit when a child succeeds in school, when individuals and families are financially stable, and when people are healthy.



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What We Do

Our Mission......“To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community”

Our Community Priorities:

  • Helping Children & Youth Succeed
  • Strengthening & Supporting Families
  • Promoting Self Sufficiency
  • Promoting Health and Wellness
  • Supporting Vulnerable & Aging Populations 

The United Way  of the Laurel Highlands provided funding to 27 local agencies with a total investment of $789,900  this year!

These dollars are directed to specific programs and work that supports our 5 Community Priorities

Our Strengths:

  • Relationships with diverse stakeholders – business/government/ individuals/nonprofits
  • Reputation as a neutral player
  • Ability to mobilize the community
  • Knowledge of community assets and needs
  • Focus on outcomes and results


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Contact Information

Address Information
422 Main St., St 203
Johnstown, PA 15901
Office Hours: 7am to 4:30pm
Contact: Paula Gojmerac
Contact Title: Community Impact Manager
Phone: 814-535-2563
Fax: 814-535-2690
Email: Paula@uwlaurel.org

Ebensburg Office -    High St., Ebensburg, Pa. 15931 - 814-472-6784

Sue Stevens - Community Relationship Manager 

Somerset Office - 166 E. Union St., Somerset, Pa.  15501 - 814-445-6927 -

Lladel Lichty, Community Relationship Manager

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