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Stories of Hope

Perhaps the best way to demonstrate our commitment to our Philosophy of Care is through the stories of our individuals and their journeys - and the amazing staff who support their growth, happiness and personal fulfillment. Through hard work, patience and passion, our youth, adults and staff work together toward common goals, inspiring hope and empowering lives along the way.

Adult Services

You all contributed to helping us save my son’s life. He has made so much progress, and is on the road to a happy life. We could not have done it without any of you, and I will be appreciative of the support and help that was provided.
- Stacy, Devereux parent

You’re all amazing individuals. What happened with my stepson is an outright, irrefutable miracle for him; for us. Because of you, he has a real shot at a real future. Nothing else is more important than helping a child overcome things.
- Dan, Devereux parent

I can’t say it enough – you all form the MOST amazing team, and we are incredible thankful for all of the ways you have loved my son these past 14 years. He is a fundamentally different person because of you.
- Sharon, Devereux parent

Devereux is the first place my family member has ever been happy. She receives an excellent quality of life. We are in communication with the staff and I cannot praise them enough for the effort they put into implementing plans and following up on each individual.
- Devereux family member

Our son has been at Devereux for over 40 years now. Over all of these years, Devereux’s staff has provided him with a full life, involving participation in a variety of activities, work and wonderful relationships. He has matured and grown into a loving, caring and giving man. Devereux has been his family away from home. Devereux is the absolute best in the world - the staff is professional and caring.
- Devereux parent

Children’s Services

The staff provided my daughter, Molly, and our family specialized programming that we needed. The staff was so kind and communicative. We received regular face-to-face meetings and telephone contact. Molly has been doing well since her discharge.
- Devereux parent

Devereux has made a big impact in my life, and has allowed me to make the changes necessary to be successful. After four years of being in placements, I am about to be discharged home to my mom’s house where I will finish high school and go to college to become a registered nurse. My teachers, principal, therapists, staff, and peers motivated me to want more for myself,  and helped me believe I am capable of achieving my goals.
- Geneva, former student

When I arrived here I was not the happiest person. I was acting like an ignorant teenager. But I want to thank the Devereux staff for all they have taught me during my stay. I am so appreciative for the activities and inspiring group discussions that I will cherish for the rest of my life.
- Katie, former student

We were one of the lucky ones to get elected to go to Devereux. We would recommend it to any parents. They worked with our family specifically for our needs.
- Sue Sautter, Devereux parent

Deshanee has shown so much improvement since going to Devereux. Her progress has not only been within the compounds of the program, but has also carried over to her behavior at home during her visits. Devereux has been such a great help to not only Deshanee, but to the entire family, we are so grateful for all Devereux has done.
- Barbara Wellington, Devereux grandparent

I would highly recommend Devereux for any child or adult that can benefit from their services and staff. These people really know their stuff and have been wonderful throughout the entire process. They have been great for my son and great to me and considerate of my desires and feelings for Dennis.
- Devereux parent

Community Services

Devereux really seemed to be the best place for my daughter, Annie. It was the best in terms of what the curriculum was including, the positive behavior supports they use and the reinforcements. The environment and the staff is what I was most impressed with. The staff got to know our names—they are very caring. The changes in our life have just been so wonderful, optimistic and hopeful.
- Amy Kelly, Devereux parent

I just wanted to thank you for giving us such an excellent behavior specialist, Chris, to work with my son. He is now in sixth grade, in middle school in the learning support class and received Distinguished Honors for the first quarter of 2012. We are so proud of his accomplishments. It would not have been possible without Chris' support and dedication.
- Devereux parent


I was very nervous when my son Benjamin graduated high school. What would he do? Would he be OK? Devereux is my security blanket. I feel wonderful every morning when gets on the van to go to Devereux Pocono’s school-to-work transition program.
- Karen Martin, Devereux parent

My brother currently resides at Devereux Pocono. It is by far the best place for him. My brother and family went through five years of harrowing experiences, from nursing homes and psych wards to group homes. Devereux is definitely the closest thing to a home-like atmosphere. The employees are superb human beings.
- Devereux family member

I have been coming to Devereux for many years and I am grateful. I really like working here and have made many friends. I have grown since I started here.
- Carlos, Pocono day program participant