The Art of Recovery
The month of September is recognized throughout the nation as National Recovery Month and is
observed by a variety of organizations providing substance abuse and mental health services. As part of
the observance, people from all over the nation submit drawings and essays into a competition known as
the “Art of Recovery.” Read More»
Representative Steve Crisafulli
Tours the Viera Campus
Devereux had the pleasure of hosting Representative Steve Crisafulli
(R-district 32) while he visited the Devereux Florida Viera Campus.
The Representative wanted to learn more about Devereux, and the
impact of the organization in our communities. Representative
Crisafulli is a fourth generation native of Brevard County (home of the
Viera Campus). Devereux employs over 300 constituents in Brevard
and is responsible for contributing over $30 million in economic impact
to this area.
Viera Realty and PNC
for the Holidays
|Featured in the photo is Patty
Hurst, Devereux, and Wendy
Lockwood, Viera Realtor.
Recently, Viera Realty held an Open House event to
encourage the people of Viera to find out more about
their hometown. The open house was sponsored by PNC
Bank. They asked everyone in attendance to share in
the holiday spirit this season by bring a gift donation for
a Devereux child. Viera Realty mentioned that a “kind
gift will bring untold joy and a Merry Christmas to the
gentle heart of a Devereux child.” Viera Realty is
continuously finding ways to give to the children of
Devereux and their help is truly appreciated.
To learn more about Viera Realty, visit Viera.com.
To learn more about Devereux,
Adopts a Devereux
Inspired by the success of another Devereux
center in the nation, the Devereux Florida
Viera School has adopted a Devereux
Delegates program, to promote leadership
Children with Disabilities Now Have More of a
Chance to Find Permanent Homes
A new agreement between state agencies seeks to make it more likely for children with disabilities, many of
whom had been seen as unadoptable, to join a family for good. The Department of Children and Families, and
the Agency for Persons with Disabilities are linking foster children with developmental disabilities such as
Autism or cognitive impairment to a Medicaid waiver. Many had been waiting for the program for years. The
waiver pays to help a person live at home and can include services such as in-home support, behavioral
analysis and respite for caregivers. Read More»
Lola Gonzalez Laid Herself off
to Save Her Employees' Jobs
A recent article of the USA Today website talks about a
Devereux Kids employee who placed herself last to help
save the jobs of her own employees.
The article states,: Like countless small-business owners,
Lola Gonzalez agonizingly resolved to trim her firm's
nine-person staff when the economic recovery began to
sputter last spring. Unlike other entrepreneurs, she
picked an unlikely employee to lay off: herself.
BJ’s Wholesale Club in Merritt Island Donates a
Generous Gift to the Children of Devereux
The holidays are all about sharing in the
spirit of giving and BJ’s Wholesale Club in
Brevard has definitely done their share of
giving this season! The Merritt Island
location of BJ’s Wholesale Club donated a
$500.00 gift card to purchase presents for
the children of Devereux. In addition to the
gift card, BJ’s also donated approximately
$200.00 in food, drinks and paper products
for Devereux’s holiday activities. This
holiday season certainly turned out to be a
memorable time for the children who
enjoyed themselves because of this generous
Thank You BJ’s!
The Devereux Florida 6th Annual
Golf for the Kids Tournament!
A cool and beautiful sunny day was the perfect setting for our 6th Annual Golf for the Kids Tournament. On Friday, December 10th, 73 golfers from throughout the nation came together at Rosen’s Shingle Creek to support our children in care. Thanks to all of our sponsors, golfers and community supporters, we were able to raise over $23,000 for our children in care. Read More »