129 Columbia Avenue
PO Box 305
Vandergrift, PA 15690
724-567-7799 Main Office
Toll Free 1-888-882-1088
West-In-Arms Mission Statement:
West-In-Arms, Inc. is a provider of specialized housing to handicapped adults through two barrier-free residential facilities. This service will enable the handicapped to more fully enjoy their personal rights and assume the responsibilities shared by the non-handicapped sector of the population.
In November 1979, the first residents moved into the North Apollo and Apollo facilites after many years of planning and acquiring funds to construct a facility that would enable physically and developmentally challenged individuals to enjoy the freedom of living on their own in a safe, home like environment. Residents enjoy single occupancy bedrooms with congregate living and dining areas. Amenities include such things as cable in the common living areas, internet and speciall equipped vans for social recreational activities. Our staff prepares three meals daily and are always available in case of an emergency.
Who Qualifies to Live at West-In-Arms
Persons applying for residence must meet the federal definition of handicapped. This includes physical disabilities as well as developmental disabilities. Applicants must be over 18 years of age and be capable of managing their personal care independently or with the assistance of a formal care program.
West-in Arms contracts with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide housing assistance for those persons whose income meets HUD's guidelines for supplementatation. The amount of subsidy differs depending on the income and will be determined following a review of personal income.
All applicants are placed on a waiting list in the order in which they are received. Applicants are contacted as openings occur for financial verification and a personal interview.
To request an application, you may contact our office at 724-567-7799, ext. 206. West-In-Arms does business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law and does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, or Limitied English Proficiency (LEP). If you have a family member or friend who may be in need of specialized housing please contact us.