Channel 12 Shines the Spotlight on Devereux's Olympic Hopeful Kaylon Eppinger
Scottsdale, AZ (June 15, 2016) — Kaylon Eppinger’s Olympic journey was recently spotlighted by Phoenix NBC station, Channel 12 News. The piece highlighted Kaylon’s dedication and determination to be the gold medal winner in the Heptathlon.
Titled the “Road to Rio,” Sports Journalist, Cameron Cox, interviews Kaylon at her training site as well as on the Devereux Residential Treatment (RTC) Campus in Scottsdale. Devereux’s RTC is a 48-bed facility that helps youth ages 5-17 with emotional, behavioral and/or substance abuse challenges learn skills to transition back to their families and communities.
Kaylon, better known as Ms. KayKay to the youth at the RTC, is a Lead Direct Care Professional for Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Arizona. Because of her own health challenges, Kaylon demonstrates to the RTC youth what hard work and persistence can do for you in overcoming obstacles.
Devereux staff and especially the youth at the RTC are cheering on KayKay in hopes she will make the team and win a gold medal in Rio.
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.
For the third consecutive year, employees at the Devereux Pennsylvania Community Services center secured donations - and conducted a back-to-school drive - that benefited more than 300 youth served by the organization’s local outpatient programs.
There are plenty of obstacles to treatment for children, teens and other members of lower-income families struggling with mental-health issues. That's why Devereux Colorado is trying something new every Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an open-access clinic, for potential patients in need of psychological care.
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.
At Devereux, direct support professionals are the backbone of our organization. During Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Week - September 9-15 - Devereux celebrates its 3,400 DSPs, as they bring hope, healing and joy to the individuals we serve every day.