NHS Human Services Acquires The Association for Independent Growth



NHS Human Services Acquires The Association for Independent Growth




Richard Scott, Senior Corporate Director of Communications

Phone: 610.260.4613

Leah Pason, Executive Vice President, Administrative Services

Phone:  610.260.4620

Lafayette Hill, PA:  NHS Human Services, Pennsylvania’s largest not-for-profit provider of human services, headquartered in Lafayette Hill, PA, has completed activities to acquire The Association for Independent Growth, Inc.  (TAIG) located in Philadelphia.  The final agreements were signed on June 12, 2009.  Under this agreement, NHS will provide administrative and management supports while TAIG will expand their community-based services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  

NHS, which was one of the original base service units in Philadelphia and celebrates its fortieth year of service to the community this year, now provides care to over 50,000 individuals a year in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Louisiana, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.  NHS offers a full range of integrated services in the areas of mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), addictive diseases, autism, juvenile justice, elder care and foster care.  

The Association for Independent Growth, Inc. (TAIG) has been in operation since 1984 and is currently one of the largest providers of community living supports for adults with I/DD in Philadelphia. TAIG President and CEO, Joseph Bucci stated, “This unique opportunity to combine our mission with that of NHS Human Services will ensure TAIG’s future success by increasing operating efficiencies and market share, thereby enhancing TAIG’s leadership in the community inclusion movement as well as TAIG’s ability to support additional individuals.” 

NHS, as the new parent company, will have combined revenue of over $440 million and more than 13,000 employees working in 600 facilities. With this acquisition, NHS programs in Philadelphia will provide services to over 1500 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In addition to a COA accreditation for their opioid services, NHS boasts two national awards for their compliance and ethics program and processes. Senator M. Joseph Rocks, Chairman and CEO of NHS Human Services observed, “This historic event will improve our collective ability to provide individuals in Philadelphia and throughout the Commonwealth with more choices and the resources to pursue their aspirations, develop and maintain meaningful relationships with family and friends and participate in community life.  It will also allow us to advocate more strongly for legislation and funding to support these goals.”