Leading National Behavioral Healthcare Provider

Call 1-800-345-1292

  • ASCEND Program
  • February awareness
  • Devereux News
  • Who we help
  • Careers at Devereux
  • Inspirational messages of Hope banner

Tweet Share on LinkedIn Send email Print

Devereux MA/RI celebrates opening of new residence hall for youth with special needs

 

Devereux Massachusetts and Rhode Island recently celebrated the opening of a new 5,800 square foot residence hall for youth with special needs.

The residence hall is designed for boys, ages 6 to 21, with complex mental and behavioral health challenges and high functioning autism spectrum disorders.

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Massachusetts and Rhode Island recently celebrated the opening of a new residence hall for children, adolescents and young adults living with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences.

The 5,800 square foot residence hall, which features two separate wings with common areas for meal preparation, dining and recreation, is designed for boys, ages 6 to 21, with complex mental and behavioral health challenges and high functioning autism spectrum disorders.

“Our new residence hall is bright, spacious and modern, and we absolutely love it,” said Devereux Massachusetts and Rhode Island Executive Director Kerry Ann Goldsmith, M.A. “The residence hall serves as a beautiful and comfortable setting for boys while they reside with us. Construction began in March 2020. We worked closely with Nault Architects and Bowdoin Construction to bring the building to life. The individuals in our care, as well as our staff, are excited about the new space.”

Providing individualized care

The youth living in Devereux Massachusetts and Rhode Island’s new residence hall previously resided in two nearly century-old intensive group homes on campus. The new facility will best meet the needs of those who require a higher level of individualized care in a safe, supportive and structured setting.

“Initially, we considered renovating the two group homes, but the cost of renovations was prohibitive and it was not a perfect solution,” explained Goldsmith. “We determined our best option would be to build a brand new building. Providing a high quality living environment is a critical component of our individuals’ clinical and therapeutic treatment.”

Learn more about Devereux Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and learn more about Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health.

 

Latest News

New York Marketing Video   Video: Welcome to Devereux New York

Devereux New York provides a wide range of educational, clinical, residential and community-based programs and services for children and adults. Learn how we are helping those in our care become positive, productive and socially-connected members of their communities.

New podcast episode   Season 2 premiere episode: ‘Not Your Average School Psychologist’ podcast

Listen to the Season 2 premiere episode of the Devereux Center for Effective Schools’ podcast, “Not Your Average School Psychologist,” to hear Dr. David Lillenstein, NCSP, share how he uses his role as a school psychologist to advocate for his profession. Dr. Lillenstein is a school psychologist for the Derry Township School District in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music/Audible.

Mary Jacque   Celebrating Devereux’s Healthcare Heroes: Spotlight on Devereux Georgia Learning Manager Mary Jacque

At Devereux, our employees are at the heart of everything we do – and are key to our success. Learn how Devereux Georgia Learning Manager Mary Jacque is serving and inspiring others every day.

Jillian Blumberg   Servant Leadership Snapshot: Devereux Pennsylvania Children’s Services Admissions Specialist Jillian Blumberg

Devereux Pennsylvania Children’s Services Admissions Specialist Jillian Blumberg believes that every day is a new start, a new moment for growth and new opportunity to help someone else. Learn how she leads to serve.


More Stories