About NHS-Northstar

We are company of over 250 employees, operating 20 residential facilities, 30 in-home family support programs, and serving over 115 ARMHS clients

NHS-Northstar Specialized Services was founded in 1988 by John Briski, Tim Larson, Tom Ruper, and Sheldon Schneider with the purpose of helping the developmentally disabled population live in a community-based setting while still having the supports necessary to thrive.

Over the past 25 years, our agency has continued to grow and expand. Today, we are company of over 250 employees, operating 20 residential facilities, 30 in-home family support programs, and serving over 115 ARMHS clients. We have become a leader in the use of advanced technology to complement the compassionate care for which we are known.

While our business has grown and changed over the years, our personal care and commitment to our consumers hasn’t – we are the stewards of our consumer’s trust and we take that trust seriously.