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Mission, Values and Commitment to Service

Our Mission

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

Our Core Values

  • Compassion: We have a deep and abiding understanding of, and respect for, our individuals and their families.
  • Knowledge: We rely on data and evidence to inform our care. Our work requires a marriage of science and art.
  • Collaboration: We require an integrated team approach based on respect, shared goals and altruism.
  • Dedication: We maintain relentless optimism and perseverance to support the lifelong journey of those we serve.
  • Learning: We pursue continuous personal improvement, professional development and expanding impact.
  • Progress: We are Always en Route, continually incorporating new innovations to advance our services, our industry and the lives of those we serve.

Our commitment to serving others

In 2018, Devereux launched a transformative, organization-wide culture movement called “Servant Leadership.” Coined by Robert K. Greenleaf in the 1960s, Servant Leadership is a philosophy – and a set of values and practices – that enrich the lives of individuals, builds better organizations and creates a more just and caring world.  

Devereux has embraced this philosophy to create an enhanced work environment where employees feel empowered to voice ideas that will benefit the individuals and families we serve, along with staff, external partners and our overall organization. As we explore ways to spark innovation and collaboration, we will continually work together to strengthen various behaviors within our organizational framework. Just a few of these behaviors include:

  • Being an active communicator
  • Following-up on commitments
  • Collaborating with others to find the best solutions
  • Anticipating others’ needs
  • Showing patience and a can-do attitude
  • Being respectful, caring and willing to help

Our goal is to better support our employees and, as a result, improve organizational excellence and outcomes for the individuals and families we serve every day. Devereux’s valued partners – families, agencies and funders – play a critical role in our efforts to instill Servant Leadership best practices across our organization. Over time, and on a more frequent basis, we will ask our partners for feedback about their Devereux experience – as part of our efforts to measure success and find opportunities to improve our service to others.