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Human trafficking
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Human trafficking is an issue that affects every country and every state in the U.S. Learn how Devereux Florida is granting hope and healing to individuals in need.
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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

Human Trafficking Awareness Month: Devereux Florida on supporting survivors and advocating for change

Through your gift, you are contributing to our mission to unlock and nurture human potential in people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

Every year, millions of people around the world are victims of human trafficking. In the U.S., Florida ranks third in the number of calls to the National Human Trafficking hotline. Many of these calls are in reference to children who are lured into commercial sexual exploitation or labor through force, fraud or coercion.

In addition to the larger Devereux organization, Devereux Florida is working to combat this form of modern-day slavery by raising awareness and understanding.

“We want to ensure sexually exploited youth are not defined by what happened to them, but instead, given a fresh start at life,” said Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Florida Program Manager Erin Wirsing.

A report by the Human Trafficking Institute found that more than half of all active criminal human trafficking cases in the U.S., in 2018, were sex trafficking cases involving children. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the average age of children who first fall victim to sexual exploitation is 12 to 14 years old.

Devereux in the News

Rhea Fernandes
Read this Chestnut Hill College News Center article featuring Devereux Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Rhea Fernandes, Psy.D., who was recently selected to join The Forum of Executive Women.
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical/Medical Officer Yolanda Graham, M.D., recently discussed the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children during the National Association for Children’s Behavioral Health Emerging Best Practices Conference in St. Pete Beach, Fla.
Camp Cheer
Devereux Florida and Central Florida Lifestyle Publications recently teamed up to help make holiday wishes come true for Devereux Florida foster families at the organizations’ second annual “Camp Holiday Cheer.”

Devereux Events

TX Gala
Devereux TX
Friday, April 24, 2020
Hotel ZaZa

NJ Gala
Devereux NJ
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Adventure Aquarium

20th Annual Hope Gala

Devereux Pennsylvania Hope Gala generates nearly $200,000 for individuals with special needs

More than 350 guests gathered at the National Constitution Center in historic Philadelphia for Devereux Pennsylvania’s 20th annual Hope Gala to raise critical funds for children, adolescents and adults living with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences.

The theme, “Fostering Independence,” celebrated the nonprofit’s commitment to helping the youth and adults in its care develop the skills needed to thrive.

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