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
In the Shadows, Sunday’s Silent Victims. While many of us spent Sunday enjoying the Big Game with our family and friends, a terribly vulnerable group of Americans had a very different day. Robert Kreider, Devereux's CEO, speaks out about organized sexual trafficking of children, and the need for strong laws that protect children, punish traffickers and provide funding to help those who have been victims of this insidious trade.
Devereux PA Adult Services’ Rick Weaver Earns Boy Scouts’ Top Honor. One of Devereux Pennsylvania’s own, Rick Weaver, achieves the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout. Through his hard work and determination, Rick becomes the 100th Boy Scout in Downingtown Troop 2 to earn the distinction, earning the impressive 21 merit badges. Read the story in the Daily Local News.
Raising Resilient Kids: SMART New Year's Resolutions. Paul LeBuffe, Director of the Devereux Center for Resilient Children, is now a guest blogger on MetroKids. Read his advice for parents on raising resilient children on the MetroKids website.
Devereux Arizona Proud Families Receives National Recognition
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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.