Devereux is a leading nonprofit behavioral health organization that supports many of the most underserved and vulnerable members of our communities. Founded in 1912 by Helena Devereux, we operate a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of individuals and families every year. We also focus on research-based prevention initiatives that help children and adolescents develop resilience and strong emotional and social health. We help empower children and adults with intellectual, emotional, developmental, and behavioral challenges to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives.
Devereux changes lives and nurtures human potential. We inspire hope, ensure well-being, and promote meaningful life choices.
- We support a respectful and integrated team approach.
- We foster personal and professional growth of our staff.
- We develop innovative and effective solutions.
- We partner with families and communities.
To provide consistently high quality programs, services and resources in safe and supportive environments that enrich and empower individuals and communities, and provide support to help them be the best they can be.
Devereux is a non-profit organization providing services around the nation for persons with emotional, developmental & educational disabilities.
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Special Updates & Events
Devereux Florida Awarded $125 Million Contract
to Provide Child Welfare Services in Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and
Okeechobee Counties. As the community-based care agency serving DCF's
Southeast Region, Devereux will be responsible for managing child abuse
prevention and family preservation programs to help keep children safe in their
homes, while also providing quality services to children in foster care and
finding adoptive homes for those children in need of forever families. Click here for the press release.
Arizona Proud Families Receives National Recognition
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Devereux Parent Amy Kelly Advocates for Parents and Families at Autism Speaks National Conference
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Devereux Center for Effective Schools Partners with Philadelphia School District and International Institute for Restorative Practices to Improve School Climate.
A $730,676, multi-year grant from The Philadelphia Foundation's Fund for Children will support the development of a comprehensive, long-term strategy aimed at changing the culture of Philadelphia schools in which the threat of violence prevents learning and achievement. Devereux will provide training and technical support to implement and sustain a school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS) approach within 10 K-8 schools. Devereux Center for Effective Schools is a national expert in implementing SWPBIS in urban schools. Click here for the news release.
Devereux Leads Resilience Initiatives as a National Model for Building Strong Social and Emotional Health in Children, says U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary of HHS, Administration for Children and Families. Devereux Hosts Assistant Secretary George Sheldon, Educators, Early Childhood Professionals at Mental
Health/Education-Focused Resilience Conference
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PBIS Earns Greater Recognition Nationally in Federal Legislation, Devereux leading the way in implementing PBIS approach within behavioral health services.
School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) is a prevention model that incorporates a tiered system of progressively intensive interventions. Devereux is one of the first to apply the approach... »