In Crisis, Call 1-800-836-6010

Suicide Prevention in Westmoreland County PA


Call or Text 988

National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

If you are in crisis or know someone in crisis - GET HELP


Veteran Cornhole Tournament

Saturday June 8th, 2024

Ray of Hope’s Veteran Committee presents the Veteran Cornhole Tournament – Veterans Connecting with Veterans Saturday June 8th at the Jeannette American Legion.  Veterans, Service Members, and their Family & Friends are all welcome.  Cash Prizes, Giveaways, Free BBQ Lunch, Resource Tables, and more!  One member of your team MUST be a Veteran.  PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY Registration check-in opens at 12:00 PM and the tournament will begin at 1:00 PM.  For more information, please contact Lisa at Eventbrite Pre-registration link:

Spring Spectacular

We are SOLD OUT!


Ray of Hope in partnership with Westmoreland County DHS and BH/DS present the 3rd Annual Spring Spectacular Westmoreland County Community Festival!  April 6th, 2024 from 11 AM – 2 PM at the Westmorland County Fairgrounds.  Pre-registration is required.  10 Thousand Egg Hunt for ages 2-12, Golden Ticket Prizes, Bunny Photo Opportunity, Andy the Ambulance, Food Trucks, Face Painting, Balloon Twisting, Resource Tables, and LOTS MORE!  We have a waiting list so please be courteous.  If you are unable to attend, please contact Lisa at  If you need to change or cancel your reservation, please contact Lisa at

2nd Annual

$1000 Ray of Hope


It’s that time of year again!  Ray of Hope, Westmoreland County’s Suicide Awareness and Prevention Task Force, is proud to announce the Second Annual $1,000 Ray of Hope Scholarship to be awarded to one Westmoreland County graduating high school senior in May of 2024.  The applicants applying for this scholarship must reside in Westmoreland County and have a passion for and be seeking a degree in the Human Services field.  Examples: social work, psychology, behavioral health.  Please note: the application will not be considered/processed if the course of study does not meet the Human Service criteria.  For more information and/or an application, please contact Lisa Goldberg at

If You are in Crisis or Know Someone who is…

Need Help?  Call the Crisis Intervention Hotline at 1-800-836-6010.  Help is available 24 hours/day, 365 days/year.  You’ll be connected with a trained counselor ready to assist you with issues of suicide, depression, and personal crisis.  Call 1-800-836-6010 now!

Ray of Hope Suicide Awareness and Prevention Task Force

Ray of Hope is Westmoreland County’s Suicide Awareness and Prevention Task Force.  We believe suicide is preventable and that suicide prevention works.

Ray of Hope offers:

 Learn about our mission and more on the About Ray of Hope page.

Suicide Survivors Support

If you have lost someone to suicide, the support of your community and of other survivors is available for you. Anger, guilt, confusion, and forgetfulness are common responses to the loss of a loved one, and suicide can add its own unfortunate stigma.  Don’t mourn alone; get the help you need to cope.

Visit our Survivors Support page to learn more.

Donate Today

Checks should be made payable to "MHA-RoH" and mailed to:

Ray of Hope
c/o Mental Health America of Southwestern PA
409 Coulter Avenue
Greensburg, PA 15601