NHS/AVS

NHS Allegheny Valley School is a private, non-profit agency that provides quality programs and facilities to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since our founding in 1960, we have grown from a single site agency serving 10 children into a multi-faceted organization with programs and facilities serving more than 800 adults. Medicaid is our primary source of revenue. This funding covers our basic operating costs such as housing, food, utilities, medication, program services and the salaries of staff providing care for the consumers. Medicaid funding does not provide the start-up capital for things such as equipment, property, program expansion and renovations. Contributions from individuals, foundations, corporations and community groups help to cover these expenditures and are vital to help us maintain our level of care. Donations to NHS Allegheny Valley School are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

There are numerous ways for you to help NHS Allegheny Valley School including: making a monetary donation, designating your United Way contribution to us, coordinating holiday gift giving programs, volunteering for special projects, attending our special events, sending us your old ink cartridges and cell phones for recycling, and more.

NHS Allegheny Valley School is fortunate to have friends who support us in a number of ways. One method is to make NHS/AVS the beneficiary of a fund raising event, raffle or other activity. If you are interested in fundraising for NHS/AVS, please contact any member of our Development Department at 412-299-7777.

Contributing to NHS/AVS

Donations to NHS Allegheny Valley School (NHS/AVS) are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. There are numerous ways to contribute to NHS/AVS. Read more...

The Terrible Towel®

You may be curious why The Terrible Towel® is included in NHS Allegheny Valley School's website. The answer is: Because Myron Cope was a dedicated friend to NHS/AVS. Read more...


Special Events

Friends of NHS/AVS Golf Open Read more...

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Read more...

Hiring NHS/AVS Consumers

NHS Allegheny Valley School offers a solution to your productivity needs by providing high quality sub-contracting services at competitive prices. Read more...


Donor Spotlight

Contributors to NHS Allegheny Valley School make it possible for us to maintain and improve our programs and facilities in order to better meet the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Read more...

Other Ways to Help

Support NHS/AVS's mission to provide quality programs and facilities to the individuals in our care. Read more...