Northwestern Human Services, operating as NHS Human Services, is a community-based, nonprofit organization that offers a variety of behavioral health care services. The organization has been serving the special needs of children and adults through its subsidiaries for more than 40 years. It also provides services in the areas of intellectual and developmental disabilities, addictive diseases, therapeutic foster care, juvenile justice and elder care. The organization offers outpatient drug and alcohol treatment, prevention and family counseling programs for persons diagnosed with substance abuse and mental illness. NHS Human Services serves over 50,000 individuals throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and Louisiana.