Devereux Pennsylvania Adult Services (formerly known as the "Whitlock Center") serves nearly 400 adults living in homes and apartments located throughout southeast Pennsylvania as well as our Berwyn community, which was the site of one of Miss Devereux's first schools. Our dedicated team of 600 staff, ranging from highly-specialized clinicians and nurses through to recreational and direct staff professionals, all work to one common goal the happiness, self-fulfillment and social integration of each adult in our community.
Our Culture of Caring
One will often hear Devereux staff and others talk about our "Culture of Caring". Devereux Pennsylvania Adult Services achieves a Culture of Caring by supporting and caring for our employees and the individuals we serve. We view ourselves as an extended family that care and help each other. We encourage families and others who care about the individuals we serve to partner with us and become members of our multidisciplinary teams, so that we can use all of our resources, talents, experience, skills and knowledge to inspire hope and empower the lives of those we serve.
All of our programs are licensed by the PA Department of Public Welfare.
Community Living Homes and Apartments
Our homes located
in neighborhoods across three counties provide a wide range of supports and
services depending on an individual's needs, their preferences and choices,
interests and level of independence. Supports
are customized and may vary throughout a person's life.
More information on Community Living Homes and Apartments
Supported Living Homes
Adult Services offers Independent Living Programs located in Chester County,
usually in an apartment setting. All supports are provided as needed and are
individualized Staff may help with
budgeting money, guidance, interpersonal skills, assistance in scheduling
social activities, and serve as communicators with employers.
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In-Home Supports and Services
Available to residents of
Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties
Services is a program in which trained staff provides care for adults with
intellectual disabilities within the home and community and is designed to help
individuals gain independence.
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Through Lifesharing, individuals live with
"host" families interested in providing homes for people with
disabilities. The program offers:
- The opportunity to choose where and with whom you live
- Supportive relationships in the community
- Exploration of creative possibilities for the future
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individuals who require a more sophisticated level of care than can be provided
in community living, Devereux provides a range of campus-based residential and
supported living environments. Community
integration and personal fulfillment through varied activities are paramount to
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Respite care enhances personal and family health by providing necessary
physical care and recreational activities while offering parents and caregivers
a well-deserved break.
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offers a wide array of employment options for its ladies and gentlemen in order
to provide each individual a personally-fulfilling work experience. Options range from pre-employment settings which stress task and life skill development through to community-based
employment supported by a job coach. The Shops at Devereux are well-regarded
in the community as a source of distinctive products and services produced by
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Adult Autism Partnership Program (CAAPP)
residents of Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties
CAAPP effort provides community-based state-of-the-art support services to
adults with autism spectrum disorders and their families. The primary goal will be to provide instruction and support across work, community, college, and home environments that will
facilitate consumers in becoming productive, socially connected, and personally
fulfilled members of his or her local community.
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