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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

Virtual 5K fundraiser

Registration is OPEN!! Remember this is our Virtual 5K Fundraiser to take place April 3rd through April 10th to raise ...

Free Virtual Art: Happy Hour and a Doodle!

Our wonderful Miss Gabi is starting a Doodle series with ESCA! Every Tuesday night at 6:30pm for 15-30 min Miss ...

FREE Virtual Art Class!!

Get Ready for some FREE creative fun!!
We have Miss Gabi back for a 3 month series on Saturday ...

Friendship group!

Hello ESCA Friends! We have been running a social get together at ESCA for quite a while on Fridays, and ...

My Ground Strokes Program!

One of the programs we sponsor, My Ground Strokes, (A youth-led organization that offers free tennis training to children with ...

Upcoming Events

March 01, 2021

  • Art from the Heart (On hold due to Covid-19)
    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Drumstix @ Redstone Highlands Murrysville (On hold due to Covid-19)
    3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

March 02, 2021

  • Happy Hour with a Doodle
    6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    VIRTUAL
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