New Vitae Co-Founder Appointed to Gov.-elect Wolf’s Transition TeamJanuary 13, 2015
Adam Devlin to serve on Human Services Committee
New Vitae Wellness and Recovery is pleased to announce that co-founder Adam Devlin has been selected to serve on the transition team for Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf.
Devlin will bring his passion for and expertise in behavioral health to his work on the Human Services Committee, which is charged with advising Gov.-elect Wolf on ways to approach the challenges the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services faces as the new administration takes office on Jan. 20.
“It’s an honor to be chosen by Gov.-elect Wolf to serve on his transition team,” said Devlin, whose career in behavioral health services spans nearly 30 years. “The Department of Human Services plays such a critical, yet often overlooked, role in the well-being of Pennsylvania’s people. The entire committee is excited about the opportunity to help shape policies that improve the quality of life for people in every community across the Commonwealth.”
The Human Services Committee will identify areas for improvement within the state’s human services programs and policies and help to set goals for the agency’s development over the next four years. It also will make recommendations for appointments to two of the offices in the administration's cabinet.
Wolf has chosen more than 250 professionals from a wide array of industries to serve on his transition committees, which are reviewing policies in sectors such as aging, education, fish and game, banking, health, environment and agriculture. The transition review teams are collaborating with the outgoing administration to better understand the issues and challenges that the executive branch faces.
Devlin co-founded New Vitae while attending Temple University in the 1980s. At the time, the closures of state psychiatric hospitals signaled a need for new options that integrated behavioral health services with supportive residential care. He gradually enhanced TriCounty Respite services, now known as New Vitae Wellness and Recovery. New Vitae focuses primarily on services for underserved populations, including young adults aged 18 to 25, military veterans, and those recovering from traumatic brain injuries and behavioral health challenges.
About New Vitae Wellness and Recovery
New Vitae Wellness and Recovery provides rehabilitation, housing, and treatment services in outpatient and residential settings in Bucks and Lehigh Counties, serving individuals and their families from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Maryland. Recovery supports and services include comprehensive residential treatment, outpatient services, young adult services, and residential housing including personal care homes, 24/7 staffed apartments and supported independent living apartments.
“The purpose of the Quakertown House is to help individuals live as independently as possible.”- Liz L. (resident)