Leading National Behavioral Healthcare Provider

Call 1-800-345-1292

  • Hope Gala 2019
  • Amazon Smile Gives to Devereux this Holiday Season
  • SPARC
  • National Adoption Month
  • Foster Care
  • Start an Online Fundraiser Today
  • Autism Success Story

Tweet Share on LinkedIn Send email Print

Devereux Texas is back … and better than ever!

 


Devereux President and CEO Carl E. Clark II (right) toured the Devereux Texas campus, one year after Hurricane Harvey. Carl is with Devereux National Director of Business Development Tom Duehren, who made the “Devereux Texas Strong” artwork in the background.

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
Adult programs / services:

Children's services:

Learn about Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health.

 

Latest News

#GivingTuesday is December 3   ‘Tis the season of giving: Make Devereux your charity of choice on #GivingTuesday

This holiday season, family members and friends of Devereux can show their support for the nonprofit, and the youth and adults it serves, through the gift of giving.

Tee-off for Autism   ‘Tee-off for Autism’ golf tournament generates nearly $7,000 for adults with autism

More than 60 golfers showcased their swinging, driving and putting skills at the Jeffersonville Golf Course in Norristown, Pa., this fall for the third annual “Tee-off for Autism” golf tournament to raise critical funds for Devereux Pennsylvania’s Bridge Fund.

Yolanda Graham, M.D.   Dr. Yolanda Graham discusses the Gender Affirmative Model on iHeartRadio’s Philadelphia Community Podcast

Take a listen as Devereux Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical/Medical Officer Yolanda Graham, M.D. discusses the Gender Affirmative Model - the treatment of choice for transgender and gender expansive youth - with Loraine Ballard Morrill on iHeartRadio’s Philadelphia Community Podcast.

Yvette Jackson   Yvette Jackson named executive director of Devereux Arizona

Devereux President and CEO Carl E. Clark II has named Yvette Jackson, LMSW, DBH, as executive director of Devereux Arizona, with campuses in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.

Gwen Skinner   Devereux’s Gwen Skinner appointed to Georgia Behavioral Health Reform and Innovation Commission

Devereux Vice President of Operations Gwen Skinner was recently selected to serve on the Georgia Behavioral Health Reform and Innovation Commission.

SPARC   Devereux acquires Pennsylvania nonprofit to expand services for families

Devereux has acquired the Southeastern Pennsylvania Autism Resource Center to expand services for youth and families living with autism and behavioral challenges.

Rayni Anderson Brindley   Autism Parenting Magazine article: “An exclusive look at AUTISM with Rayni Anderson Brindley”

Read this Autism Parenting Magazine article featuring Devereux Senior Vice President of Organizational Development Rayni Brindley, M.Ed., BCBA, as she shares her perspective about raising a child with autism.


More Stories