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Hurricane Harvey Relief

Lexus of Clear Lake made a generous $5,000 donation to Devereux's Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. We are extremely grateful and value our 17 year partnership.

 

Hurricane Harvey has been devastating to the residents of Texas both in Houston / League City and Victoria, where Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health has programs.

Following a safe and successful evacuation of more than 200 children and adults served by Devereux Texas - and more than 125 staff who care for them every day - our Victoria clients and staff returned to campus on September 8, while our League City clients and staff have relocated to our Victoria campus. All programs and services are continuing as normal, but damages to our buildings and property are significant.

We are now in the recovery and rebuilding phase, working as quickly as possible to repair damages to both campuses, and returning our clients and staff to League City. One thing is certain - no matter the circumstances, Devereux will continue to provide safe, effective and compassionate care to those we serve, even under the most difficult circumstances.

We need your support now more than ever. Please help our individuals, the amazing staff who support them, and Devereux Texas rebuild their lives and their communities by making a gift today to Devereux. You can choose to support the relief efforts as a whole, or designate your support to our Employee Assistance Fund.

Thank you for your kindness and compassion!

Devereux Texas Relief 

Contributions will help the individuals we serve as well as our Devereux Texas programs and services.

Devereux Employee Assistance Fund

Donations will support our amazing staff members rebuild their lives so they can continue to support the individuals we serve.

 

Devereux Texas Events

  Enjoy a Boatload of Fun at Yawl Ketch the Spirit… of Devereux

Mark your calendar for August 9 so you don’t miss the 2018 Yawl Ketch the Spirit… of Devereux. This fun-filled nautical-themed evening features food, live music, auctions and more, all for a meaningful cause. Proceeds help make a difference in the lives of adolescents struggling with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences. It’s the perfect way to end summer!

  A Game of Golf for a Worthy Cause

Take a swing for kids in need at the 16th Annual Divots for Devereux Golf Classic. This scramble-style tournament takes place October 8 at beautiful Bay Oaks Country Club, and proceeds benefit the Devereux School and scholarship program.

  8th Annual Savor The Hope Gala Recap

Post-Edwardian England found its place in Houston on April 7 during Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health’s 8th Annual Savor the Hope Gala. The Downton Abbey-inspired event invited lords and ladies into Hotel ZaZa for a meaningful cause. The event raised much-needed funds for the children, adolescents and adults in Devereux Texas’ care.

Devereux Texas in the News

  Recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, we believe all individuals should be given the opportunity to be included and make a positive impact in their communities.

  Helping individuals in crisis: September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

The American Association of Suicidology reports that, in the U.S., nearly 45,000 individuals died by suicide in 2016. In addition, the organization said suicide is the 10th leading cause of death, with an average of one person taking his or her own life every 11.7 minutes.

  Focusing on trauma: Take Devereux’s pledge to promote social/emotional health in children

This month, the Devereux Center of Resilient Children invites everyone to embrace our shared role in promoting healthy early childhood development by taking its online pledge to promote the resilience of all children, and to learn more about the negative impacts of childhood trauma, as well as the need for trauma-informed practices.

  Devereux Texas Awarded $50,000 Rebuild Texas Fund Grant

Improved resources will soon be available for those suffering and recovering from trauma, thanks to a financial contribution to Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Texas. In late April, the Texas Center for Child and Family Studies (“the Center”), in partnership with the Rebuild Texas Fund, named the nonprofit a $50,000 recipient of its Rebuild Texas Fund Grant.


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National News

  Inaugural ‘Double Down for Devereux’ event raises more than $7,000 for New Jersey

It was a sure bet that the more than 100 guests who turned out for Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health New Jersey’s first-ever “Double Down for Devereux” event experienced an unforgettable night of casino-style games, food and fun.

  From receiving care to starting a career: Devereux’s CAAPP program provides hope

Ten years ago, Erin Clemens was struggling with day-to-day activities, relying heavily on family and friends to help guide her through life’s challenges. Going to college or finding employment seemed like unobtainable goals. Then, in 2008, her parents turned to Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health.

  Johnson Matthey sees benefit in employing individuals with special needs

What does Johnson Matthey, a global leader in sustainable technologies based in England, have in common with Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health? They both want to make the world a better place for future generations. Johnson Matthey is taking that notion to heart by providing employment opportunities for individuals with special needs.

  Article featuring Dr. Yolanda Graham: Suicide rates up among youth, LGBTQs

Mental-health professionals are advocating for suicide-prevention education to begin as early as elementary schools. The rate of suicide for LGBTQ youth has risen by more than 70 percent over the past decade, and is on the rise in all children aged 10 and under. Read this Philadelphia Gay News article, which features Devereux Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical/Medical Officer Dr. Yolanda Graham.

  Devereux Pennsylvania to host 19th Annual Hope Gala

On Saturday, November 10, Devereux Pennsylvania will host its annual Hope Gala at Moulin in Sherman Mills (Philadelphia). More than 500 supporters are expected to attend this year’s event, which raises critical funds for individuals living with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences.

  American Heart Association recognizes Devereux for workplace health achievement

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health has been recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) for achieving silver level recognition in the AHA’s 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index. The honor recognizes Devereux’s actions to build a culture of health and wellness in the workplace.


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