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The Art of Recovery 


The month of September is recognized throughout the nation as National Recovery Month and is observed by a variety of organizations providing substance abuse and mental health services. As part of the observance, people from all over the nation submit drawings and essays into a competition known as the “Art of Recovery.” Read More»

Representative Steve Crisafulli Tours the Viera Campus

representative_steveDevereux had the pleasure of hosting Representative Steve Crisafulli (R-district 32) while he visited the Devereux Florida Viera Campus. The Representative wanted to learn more about Devereux, and the impact of the organization in our communities. Representative Crisafulli is a fourth generation native of Brevard County (home of the Viera Campus). Devereux employs over 300 constituents in Brevard and is responsible for contributing over $30 million in economic impact to this area.
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Viera Realty and PNC Bank Supporting
Devereux Children for the Holidays

Viera Realty
Featured in the photo is Patty
Hurst, Devereux, and Wendy
Lockwood, Viera Realtor.

Recently, Viera Realty held an Open House event to encourage the people of Viera to find out more about their hometown. The open house was sponsored by PNC Bank. They asked everyone in attendance to share in the holiday spirit this season by bring a gift donation for a Devereux child. Viera Realty mentioned that a “kind gift will bring untold joy and a Merry Christmas to the gentle heart of a Devereux child.” Viera Realty is continuously finding ways to give to the children of Devereux and their help is truly appreciated.

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Devereux School Adopts a Devereux Delegates Program

Devereux Delegates Program

Inspired by the success of another Devereux center in the nation, the Devereux Florida Viera School has adopted a Devereux Delegates program, to promote leadership and...
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Children with Disabilities Now Have More of a Chance to Find Permanent Homes

A new agreement between state agencies seeks to make it more likely for children with disabilities, many of whom had been seen as unadoptable, to join a family for good. The Department of Children and Families, and the Agency for Persons with Disabilities are linking foster children with developmental disabilities such as Autism or cognitive impairment to a Medicaid waiver. Many had been waiting for the program for years. The waiver pays to help a person live at home and can include services such as in-home support, behavioral analysis and respite for caregivers. Read More»


Lola Gonzalez Laid Herself off to Save Her Employees' Jobs

Lola Gonzalez LaidA recent article of the USA Today website talks about a Devereux Kids employee who placed herself last to help save the jobs of her own employees.

The article states,: Like countless small-business owners, Lola Gonzalez agonizingly resolved to trim her firm's nine-person staff when the economic recovery began to sputter last spring. Unlike other entrepreneurs, she picked an unlikely employee to lay off: herself.
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BJ’s Wholesale Club in Merritt Island Donates a Generous Gift to the Children of Devereux

BJ'sThe holidays are all about sharing in the spirit of giving and BJ’s Wholesale Club in Brevard has definitely done their share of giving this season! The Merritt Island location of BJ’s Wholesale Club donated a $500.00 gift card to purchase presents for the children of Devereux. In addition to the gift card, BJ’s also donated approximately $200.00 in food, drinks and paper products for Devereux’s holiday activities. This holiday season certainly turned out to be a memorable time for the children who enjoyed themselves because of this generous gift.

Thank You BJ’s!




The Devereux Florida 6th Annual
Golf for the Kids Tournament!

florida_golf_tournamentA cool and beautiful sunny day was the perfect setting for our 6th Annual Golf for the Kids Tournament. On Friday, December 10th, 73 golfers from throughout the nation came together at Rosen’s Shingle Creek to support our children in care. Thanks to all of our sponsors, golfers and community supporters, we were able to raise over $23,000 for our children in care. Read More »

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Devereux Florida
Congratulates Our Foster
Youth on their Achievements

The high school years are never easy for a teenager.

Remember what it was like trying to fit in while still being true to yourself? Not to mention how difficult it was to "find yourself." At that time of life, the smallest bumps in the road seemed like astronomical situations you would never get through. Add to the mix a child in foster care and the experience is even more intimidating. Children in foster care struggle with meeting academic challenges while they experience changes in their home environment, often time resulting in living in a variety of different homes during their school years. All youth graduating from high school deserve kudos, but at Devereux, we are especially proud of foster care children who are graduating. Much recognition should be provided to these youth, as well as recognition to their foster families for the care and support they have provided during these times. We are proud of our 2010 graduates and wish them the best in their futures!


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Devereux is proud to announce our start at providing Mental Health Overlay Services in the Department of Juvenile Justice Duval Halfway House. This is a moderate risk commitment facility serving adolescent males.

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Heather Bishop, Family care Case Manager for Devereux Florida's North

Florida Case Management Agency in Lake City, had the honor of participating in a 'ride along' with Pete Digre, Assistant Secretary of Operations for the
Department of Children and Families.


Viera Campus Secures $100,000

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Lena CombsEvery year, the Orlando Business Journal selects 40 business individuals whose significant business accomplishments are supplemented by high-profile leadership positions in community projects. Devereux congratulates Lena Combs, Devereux Florida's Advisory Board Chairperson, for her nomination as one of this years Orlando Business Journal's 40 under 40.  Read More>>


Showing Appreciation For Our Foster Parents

Ed and Alice DeCosta are a phenomenal couple who have dedicated their lives to helping children in great need. After becoming witnesses to abuse in the 1980’s, they were inspired to help by making the decision to get licensed in 1990.  Read More>>


Devereux Florida Celebrates Mardi Gras

mardi gras 2010The Brevard Development Leadership Council and the Staff at Devereux Florida would like to give a heartfelt thanks to all of the businesses and individuals that contributed to the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball Benefit that was held in March at Wesche Jewelers. Read More>>



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