NHS/AVS Services

Since 1960, NHS/AVS has been providing homes and a full range of services to individuals with all levels of IDD. NHS/AVS is known for outstanding community residential environments and innovative programs. Individuals live in environments that nurture life. They learn productive skills, develop greater independence, and build lasting friendships.

NHS/AVS is one of the largest providers of care for people with IDD in Pennsylvania. The agency is headquartered in Coraopolis, PA and operates more than 125 facilities and programs in the following counties: Allegheny, Beaver, Bucks, Butler, Dauphin, Lebanon, Mercer, Montgomery and Philadelphia. Residents live in safe and caring environments including campus environments, community group homes, family living/life sharing and supported living arrangements. Most clients receive their day program services at our campuses or program centers. Each person is cared for with individualized services ranging from physical, occupational and communication therapies to special education and vocational training.

Campus Living

NHS/AVS provides Campus Living where individuals have the opportunity to live with peers while receiving 24-hour nursing care and respiratory services. Read more...

Community Group Homes

NHS/AVS provides Community Group Home Living where individuals have the experience of living with peers in the community. Read more...

Adult Training

The Adult Training Program offers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities an opportunity to enhance their capacity to achieve. Read more...

Lifesharing

NHS/AVS provides Lifesharing where individuals have the opportunity to live in the home of an unrelated adult. Read more...

Sensory Program

NHS/AVS's innovative Sensory Program was designed specifically for the clients we serve. Read more...

Assistive Technology

Assistive technology helps adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities learn independence and to stay connected with family and friends. Read more...

Memory Care Program

Supporting “aging in place” is one of NHS/AVS’s goals; this can be a challenge when Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or another form of dementia (D) strikes. Read more...