Devereux Texas is back … and better than ever!
In August 2017, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health’s campuses in League City and Victoria, Texas, were put to the test when Hurricane Harvey made landfall. The Category 4 storm brought more than 50 inches of rain to the Houston area, causing devastating and widespread flooding – and significant damage to both Devereux Texas centers.
In the midst of the hurricane, Devereux Texas relocated entire functions and facilities that serve the needs of more than 200 children, adolescents and adults with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences – along with the more than 125 staff who care for them every day. Click here to learn how Hurricane Harvey impacted Devereux Texas.
Assessing the damage; returning home
While Devereux’s Victoria campus was evacuated for several weeks, the damage to the League City campus was extensive and caused a prolonged evacuation. The majority of League City’s 11 buildings – including five residential buildings, dining hall, gym, outpatient clinic and the Devereux School – had up to 2 feet of floodwater that required a more complex recovery to address structural, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and fire safety issues, plus the rebuilding of built-in dorm furniture.
It took a village, but thanks to staff from several Devereux centers, supportive community partners and generous local building contractors and donors, our Victoria and League City individuals and staff returned “home” in September and late December, respectively.
Putting on the final touches
When our teams – and the individuals in our care – moved back to their Devereux Texas campuses, the most significant repairs had been completed, but there was still much work to be done.
Today, Devereux Texas reported that all repairs are expected to be complete by Thanksgiving 2019.
“I am happy to report that almost all repairs at both campuses have been completed. Devereux Texas is back up and running … and we are better and stronger than ever,” said Devereux Texas Executive Director Pam Reed. “When tragedy strikes, it’s always amazing to see how people come together to help each other, and this time was no different. I cannot begin to express how proud I am of our amazing and resilient staff, and how grateful I am to our community, local businesses and supporters for their help to get our feet back on the ground.”
Programs and services
Click on the links below to learn more about Devereux Texas’ programs and services for children, adolescents and adults.
Devereux Texas – League City
Devereux Texas – Victoria
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