About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health California
Celebrating the past...
What began in 1945 as "the Devereux Ranch School" is now a premier provider of services to individuals with disabilities and their families. Helena T. Devereux, a pioneer in the fields of special educational and residential treatment, came from Pennsylvania to expand her programs to the West Coast. She found an ideal setting in Santa Barbara, the bluff top "Campbell Ranch," overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Campbell Manor was surrounded by acres of wooded groves, sand dunes, estuaries and meadows. The Manor, now an historic landmark, served as the main administrative headquarters for Devereux California for over 60 years.
....embracing the present...
Now, the administrative headquarters for Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health California is at Jacobs House on the North Knoll of the Santa Barbara campus. Presently, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Santa Barbara is a thriving treatment facility offering residential and adult vocational or day activity programs to individuals ages 18-85 with multiple diagnoses such as, autistic spectrum disorders, emotional and/or behavioral disorders, mental disorders, dementia and other cognitive disorders, mental retardation, developmental disabilities, and medical conditions.
...reaching for the future.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Santa Barbara is honored to be part of an organization that enjoys a national reputation as the premier provider of quality behavioral health treatment and special education services since 1912.
About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. We have a unique model that connects the latest scientific and medical advancements to practical, effective interventions in the treatment of behavioral health.
We were founded in 1912 by one of the first pioneers in the field, Helena Devereux. Today, we are a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.
Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. Our programs are offered in hospital and residential, community, and school-based settings.
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.