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All it took was one person to make a difference.


In 1906, Helena Trafford Devereux became a first grade teacher in South Philadelphia. She quickly noticed how children with learning challenges were often left behind by the school system. Miss Devereux achieved great success in helping these students progress, which led to her eventually having her own specialized classroom. The specialized nature of her class quickly gained recognition, even attracting the attention of a national magazine. By 1918, Miss Devereux had left her teaching position and begun her own school in Devon, Pennsylvania.

"Our aim must be to build programs so forward-looking that they will never reach completion, but will perpetually pioneer in developing improved insights and solutions to problems.

- Helena Devereux

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health has grown to become one of the largest nonprofit providers of behavioral healthcare in the United States, operating 15 centers in 13 states. Throughout 90 locations, Devereux Pennsylvania works with more than 3,500 children and adults in educational and residential programs, case management and customized employment programs, and a variety of community-based behavioral health offerings. Our individualized, positive approaches to care enable the children and adults we support to lead meaningful and socially connected lives.

To achieve our mission - now and in the future - Devereux remains connected and open to an ever-changing world. Devereux also embraces change and continues to evolve its knowledge, breadth of services, and empathy for those who need our help. Devereux's commitment to the success of our mission demands that we evaluate long established orthodoxies, traditional assumptions and practices, and our own strategies and aspirations.

Guiding us through our wine tasting...

Paul Grieco is the owner of the Terroir wine bar in New York City, which he opened in 2010 in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood. He also co-founded New York's original Terroir wine bar, which opened in 2008 and closed in 2015, and the restaurant Hearth, which opened in 2004, both in the East Village. 

Grieco was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. His career in hospitality began in his family's Italian restaurant, La Scala, where he was mentored by his father and grandfather. He moved to New York City in 1991, and went on to work at a number of the city's top restaurants, including Bouley, Gotham Bar & Grill, and Gramercy Tavern, the latter of which won James Beard Awards- for Outstanding Service in 2001 and for Outstanding Wine Service in 2002-during Grieco's tenure as the assistant general manager. 

 

 

 

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Questions? Please contact Shamra Spencer