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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

COVID-19 Support

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) has partnered with the Center for Community Resources (CCR) to launch a statewide Support ...

Dail 2-1-1 for Help or Resources

Dear Friends,
We wanted to share an important and easy to remember number if you need help or resources. To ...

Important information regarding some changes due to COVID-19

In being socially responsible we are cancelling all our ESCA Inclusive Programs until further notice. This includes our St. Patrick’s ...

Remembering Beloved Advocate, Patricia Loughran

Patricia Loughran has been an advocate for East Suburban Citizen Advocacy since 1997. She delighted in our work and ...

All Inclusive Monthly Dance Social

Get your dancing shoes on and join us for a new monthly inclusive dance social. All are welcome
and ...

Upcoming Events

July 06, 2020

  • Art from the Heart
    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Drumstix @ Redstone Highlands Murrysville
    3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

July 10, 2020

  • Friendship Lunch
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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