About Devereux Georgia
Devereux changes lives and nurtures human potential. We inspire hope, ensure well-being, and promote meaningful life choices. Our mission is achieved through a wide range of services and supports for individuals and their families.
The Devereux Georgia Treatment Network was established in Cobb County Georgia in 1973, at the invitation of then Governor Jimmy Carter. Devereux Georgia is a part of the Devereux Foundation, the nation’s largest not-for-profit behavioral health organization.
The youth that we serve at Devereux Georgia are those considered at the highest risk and require the most intensive level of treatment services. We combine therapeutic and educational programs to support the individual needs of each client based on their diagnosis, strengths and interests. Through the care and services provided at Devereux Georgia, children with intellectual, emotional, developmental, and behavioral challenges, obtain the competencies and confidence to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives.
In addition to the services provided within our psychiatric residential treatment facility, we also have community-based programs including specialty foster homes and an independent living program for young men ages 17-21.
The Devereux Foundation will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2012. Since its founding by Helena Devereux in 1912, we have subscribed to her philosophy that every child is a program. Devereux’s Promise is 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.