Devereux Announces Expansion of Services into Rhode Island

RUTLAND -- Devereux Massachusetts is pleased to announce the addition of Tannerhill, Inc. to their continuum of services. Tannerhill, a child serving agency in Rhode Island, officially became part of Devereux on October 19, 2014 and will now be known as Devereux Rhode Island.

With Tannerhill’s portfolio of community-based care – including therapeutic foster care, in-home and outpatient services and group homes – Devereux will have an expanded presence in RI.

“The combination of our agencies represents a great opportunity for Devereux to enhance and expand the services we provide in RI, and for Tannerhill to align themselves with a larger, diverse organization that has resources for growth,” said Stephen Yerdon, Executive Director of Devereux Massachusetts. “We have provided services to RI youth for many years, and we are excited to be able to offer an even more encompassing continuum of care,” he added.

Devereux’s Therapeutic Foster Care program will now have offices in Warwick and Lincoln, RI. Adding Tannerhill’s foster homes and experienced foster care staff will make Devereux one of the largest providers of specialized foster care in the state. “Tannerhill has many wonderful families caring for children in their homes and great staff members supporting them. We are very happy to welcome them all to Devereux,” said Timothy Kelley, Devereux Massachusetts’s Director of Therapeutic Foster Care.

The expansion will include acquiring community-based group homes in Pascoag and Woonsocket, RI, expanding the array of established community residences operated by Devereux, which help prepare young people for greater independence and successful reintegration to their homes and communities. 

Entering its 50th year of service in Massachusetts, Devereux is proud of its growth and strong reputation of providing quality treatment and services. The Massachusetts center is part of Devereux, a leading national provider of behavioral healthcare. With centers now in 12 states, Devereux offers a comprehensive network of clinical, therapeutic and educational services that have positively impacted the lives of tens of thousands of individuals and families.


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