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Southwestern Veterans' Center

Pittsburgh and Patriotism Go Hand-in-Hand

Situated less than 10 miles from downtown Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, the Southwestern Veterans’ Center (SWVC) is far enough from the city that residents can enjoy a quiet, tranquil living, but is only a short drive away from all the history, culture and entertainment a large city has to offer.

Before ever setting foot into the home visitors are greeted by an island of American flags prominently flying high at the main entrance as if they are waving and welcoming veterans and their families. The patriotic feel continues throughout the inside of the home, highlighted by a hallway lined by military photos and a Purple Heart mural in the activities room that reminds everyone that heroes live here.

Patriotic symbols are not the only way our residents are honored. SWVC provides exceptional care for its residents thanks to a professional staff -- many of whom are veterans -- who proudly come to work each day excited and are honored to take care of true American heroes. Visits to the home by current service members and from representatives of local veteran service organizations are very common and provide a constant reminder that our residents are thought about often throughout the Pittsburgh community.


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Living Here

 An Active Lifestyle With All The Comforts

Residents at SWVC enjoy an active lifestyle with a full schedule of organized programs from ceramics and bingo, to gardening and a walking program. For residents looking for personal time, the home offers a chapel, canteen snack shop, barber and beautician services, and a library. The SWVC provides plenty of comfortable outdoor space on the large paved patio shaded by trees, at any number of picnic tables surrounded by the lush green grounds, or under the large pavilion -- perfect for anyone looking to relax and enjoy fresh air.


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est. 1997
Serving PA Veterans for
Over 23 Years

Total Number of Beds at SWVC

Dedicated Clinical and
Professional Staff
Hours Donated in 2018 by 676 Volunteers

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Levels of Care at SWVC
Southwestern Veterans' Center provide residents with the care and support they need in order to live an active and healthy life with as much independence as possible. The Veterans Homes offer levels of care tailored to the specific health needs of our residents and are supplemented with an array of clinical services that include: medical, clinical, and nursing services; drug and nutritional therapy; rehabilitative service such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and recreational therapy; dental services; and social services. Below are the specific levels of care available at the SWVC.

Nursing Care


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Honoring Our Heroes

A Community That Offers Fun and Excitement

Living a fun, active lifestyle goes beyond the SWVC grounds for our residents, who can find plenty of fun and exploration thanks to being part of the Steel City community. Popular attractions for residents include the Senator John Heinz History Center, National Aviary, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Scally’s Golf and Training Center, and the Pittsburgh Penguins, Steelers and Pirates professional sports teams.

Our residents love to stay connected to their military roots, often visiting the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum and the USS Requin Submarine at the Carnegie Science Center, while taking time to honor fellow veterans by visiting the WWII Veterans Memorial. Each year, our residents stand tall while showing their military pride when participating in the Lawrenceville and Sharpsburg Memorial Day parades, and they always look forward to the annual veterans Caring Boat Cruise on the Gateway Clipper.

The housekeeping staff works very hard to ensure the entire place is clean. 
-John, SWVC Resident

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Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.”

Abraham Lincoln
American statesman and lawyer
served as the 16th president of the United States