At Devereux Pennsylvania, we believe every person deserves the power to dream.
Parents dreaming of communicating with insight and laughter with their child with autism who does not speak
A teenager with behavioral challenges and a history filled with trauma dreaming of a stable, loving home
An adult with intellectual challenges dreaming of a fulfilling, independent job in the community
Since 1912, thanks to the pioneering vision and determination of our founder, Helena Devereux, Devereux Pennsylvania has been an innovative leader in helping children and adults with intellectual, behavioral and emotional challenges accomplish their dreams by discovering their strengths and realizing personal fulfillment.
Philosophy of Care
All of Devereux's services in Pennsylvania are rooted in our Philosophy of Care, which impels our staff to focus on:
Positive approaches to the care of our individuals;
Individualized services that build upon the strength of each child or adult to achieve broader accomplishment; and
Effective and accountable services that demonstrate the success of our approaches.
"Safe and nurturing. A place to grow with support and love. A special place with a dedicated, caring staff with access to the right resources, programs and services. A place of understanding for parents that have never been understood before. Finally a place where my child can be welcome, where he can grow and learn, where I can find help for the child who has never gotten the help that he needed before."
Terri Spettell, Parent of a Child at Devereux Pennsylvania Children's Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services
Devereux Pennsylvania Hope Gala
The annual Devereux Hope Gala is one of Philadelphia’s most premiere black-tie events, raising hundreds of thousands annually to benefit more than 3,500 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges served by Devereux in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Where Crystal Tea Room at the Wanamaker
When October 31, 2015
Supporting Devereux Pennsylvania
Through your gift to Devereux Pennsylvania, you are an integral part in carrying forth Miss Devereux’s vision of a life of resilience, self-fulfillment and happiness for people of all abilities.