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Testimonials

I will be forever grateful to AVS and what everyone has done to help Gemma have a happy life. She has opportunities she would not have otherwise. Knowing that she is loved by so many caregivers is a definite plus in my book.

- Angela Bishop, sister to Gemma, NHS/AVS resident since 1998


"Even though I have a disability doesn't mean I can't have independence in my life. It's hard for me to do a lot of things on my own which means I can't live in an apartment like other people with disabilities can. So I live in a group home which is called NHS Allegheny Valley School to help me be more independent. I have learned to do more things than where I used to live like sorting my own laundry into laundry baskets. And put them in the washer and dryer on my own. I have learned to pack my own lunch put my lunch in the fridge, and put it into my lunch box. I have learned to do household chores where I live now. I have learned how to make my own bed in the morning. I also learned how to do my own hair in the morning. I really enjoy having these goal plans to help me become more independent. I have learned to pick out my own clothes the night before for the next day so that I can get dressed in the morning. I have learned to unload the dishwasher for the next meal and learned how to put everything away where it belongs. And I also learned how to put my stuff in the dishwasher after breakfast. I have been going to the grocery store on Wednesdays near where I live and help get groceries for my house. I have been going swimming some months at Main Campus with my friends to help get my legs stronger. I actually was able to walk at the park with my crutches to help get my legs stronger. I am happy at NHS Allegheny Valley School. I am learning a lot and becoming more independent. "

- Megan, NHS/AVS Consumer


"Words fail to express my appreciation for the exemplary work of your organization and staff. The high quality of care and caring provided by AVS staff has a positive impact on peoples' lives even beyond those it directly serves."

- Anonymous sibling of AVS resident

"The AVS staff and therapists are angels! Competent, diligent, patient, understanding, hard-working, generous with their time and with their emotions. They are given the training and supervision that allows each of them to give his/her best effort, to perform with professionalism and competence, and to provide each resident with the love, comfort and training that helps them grow into their potential. Thank you to the staff of AVS for caring for my son, and for comforting our family during the difficult days following his passing."

- Marian Houston, mother of Andrew, a resident of AVS for 37 years

 

"AVS has managed to recruit and retain the most capable and caring people. There is nothing that could mean more to our family. Dawn truly has another family at AVS."

- William Gabella and Lynne Gross, father and sister to Dawn, AVS resident since 1973



"My family and I are so glad to support NHS Allegheny Valley School. We appreciate the good service you provide to our Aunt Mary and all the others in the care of AVS."

- Tom Scala, Nephew of NHS/AVS consumer

News


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Donate Now

By donating to AVS, you can make a difference in the lives of the individuals AVS serves each day.

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