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About ESCA

Since 1988, East Suburban Citizen Advocacy (ESCA) has been dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with developmental disabilities. ESCA networks to identify and support advocates who give a voice to the most vulnerable people with disabilities.

We focus on serving the unique needs of each individual. After spending time with a person and getting to know his or her needs, we look for individuals or groups in the community with the appropriate skills, interests, and qualities to be advocates. We introduce people to each other and provide ongoing support to the relationships. Our advocates represent the best interests of the person with the disability with as much vigor and concern as he or she would act on their own behalf.

Who we serve:

East Suburban Citizen Advocacy grew out of the cares and concerns of parents who have children with developmental disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities, autism, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, or other challenges that have been present since birth or childhood. Our advocates serve people in every age group. They have needs that are as diverse as the individuals. Our focus area encompasses eastern Allegheny County and all of Westmoreland County.

Recent News

Update from the PA Waiting List Campaign

The PA Waiting List Campaign is excited to announce the governor is proposing a new High School waiting list initiative ...

ESCA Trailblazers - Murrysville March for Parks

Team Up with the EAST SUBURBAN TRAILBLAZERS for the MURRYSVILLE March for Parks, held at the Murrysville Community Center (3091 ...

Amazon Supports East Suburban Citizen Advocacy for Valentines Day

Many of ESCA supporters are shopping for Valentine's Day gifts. This is a great opportunity to increase East Suburban Citizen ...

ESCA Christmas Party December 9th, Noon - 2pm

ESCA will once again conduct their Christmas Party at the First Presbyterian Church in Murrysville. After the Christmas Party ...

Polar Express Dates have been Set

The Polar Express dates have now been set for December 9th and 16th. A small Donation of $5 will ...

Upcoming Events

March 22, 2018

  • Drumstix at Clelian Heights
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Clelian Heights School, Greensburg, Pa 15601
    Drumstix at Clelian Heights

March 24, 2018

  • ESCA Trailblazers - Murrysville March for Parks
    8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Murrysville Community Center (3091 Carson Avenue, Murrysville, PA 15668)
    Murrysville March for Parks - ESCA Trailblazers
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