Community Group Homes



NHS/AVS provides Community Group Home Living where individuals have the experience of living with peers in the community. The number of people who live together in a home varies by the licensed capacity of the residence. All community group homes have a house manager and are supervised 24-hours/day. Individuals live in homes that allow them to experience a warm atmosphere similar to the one they would have at home. They also have the freedom to personalize their living space. Residents work towards their individualized goal plan by participating in daily household chores and assisting with meal preparation.

In addition to comprehensive residential services, individuals who live in community group homes also receive a wide range of auxiliary support services such as:

  • Behavioral Supports
  • Communication Training
  • Community Activities
  • Day Program Services
  • Health Services
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Leisure Activities
  • Psychological Services
  • Recreational Programs
  • Social Services
  • Therapeutic Activities
  • Transportation
  • Vocational Training

Individuals participate in community outings, attend local sporting events, visit parks and museums, have holiday parties, and become active members of their community. NHS/AVS operates 106 community group homes throughout Pennsylvania. For more information about our Community Group Homes please call:

Western Pennsylvania (Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, and Mercer Counties) 412-299-7777
Central Pennsylvania (Dauphin and Lebanon Counties) 717-566-3267
Eastern Pennsylvania (Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties) 215-947-4189