Adam Devlin Appointed to Philadelphia Mayor's Commission on People with DisabilitiesMay 10, 2016
Adam Devlin, co-founder and owner of New Vitae Wellness and Recovery, has been appointed to serve on Philadelphia Mayor James F. Kenney’s Commission on People with Disabilities. The commission focuses on the creation of policies that support inclusion of those who identify a cognitive or physical disability. Mr. Devlin will chair the Behavioral Health Committee to emphasize hope, recovery, and equality for the Philadelphia community.
“I am so proud to have been selected by Mayor Kenney for this critical role in Philadelphia,” said Devlin. “As New Vitae Wellness and Recovery continues to expand its services into Philadelphia, I will have an additional opportunity to serve the community and utilize the lens of recovery to support individuals across the city.”
The commission emphasizes accessibility and inclusion for individuals living with disabilities. The mayor’s office estimates that approximately 16 percent of all Philadelphians are affected with a cognitive or physical disability. The Mayor’s Commission on People with Disabilities provides a means for this population to share concerns and work toward positive change. Various life domains are considered, including housing, transportation, employment, and access to services.
Mr. Devlin is looking forward to sharing his experience of more than thirty years in the field of behavioral health supports to be able to advise the mayor with respect to existing and proposed programs that provide services to those in need in the Philadelphia community.
“It is a privilege to work with the other commission members to encourage the development of additional supports for those experiencing cognitive and physical challenges,” said Devlin.
About New Vitae Wellness and Recovery: New Vitae Wellness and Recovery offers a variety of behavioral health outpatient services, substance use disorder treatment, and brain injury supports. Emphasizing integrated and holistic healing options, all services are provided using the lens of the recovery model to ensure trauma-informed, strengths-based support. Our innovative, intensive care models have the option of blending clinical services with residential assistance to promote individualized wellness. Our continuum of housing options in Bucks, Lehigh, and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania includes licensed personal care homes, 24/7 staffed apartments, supported independent living apartments, and a small licensed residential treatment facility for adults to maintain connections with local communities. New Vitae Wellness and Recovery sites include New Vitae Wellness and Recovery Center, New Vitae Philadelphia, New Vitae The Mitchell Clinic, Mount Trexler Manor, Quakertown House, and multiple Young Adult and Pathways apartments. We offer treatment tailored to the unique needs of veterans, young adults ages 18 to 25, and, through our Action Recovery services, those who have sustained brain injuries or have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders or Intellectual DisAbilities. Our specialized services include Intensive Outpatient Program, Certified Peer Support, deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, and Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services. New Vitae Wellness and Recovery is proud to assist individuals and their families from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and other states across the country.
"There is team work and a collective mindset to assist individuals where they are at in their recoveries."- Barry B. (therapist, CAC, Veteran)