Troubled Teen Industry Timeline

1912
1912

Devereux Foundation

Devereux Foundation

In 1912, Helen T. Devereux, a special education teacher, founded the first Devereux school in Philadelphia. She began to acquire properties and expand her operation until she officially established the Devereux Foundation as a nonprofit organization in 1938. It expanded through the years to 13 U.S. States and is one of the oldest nonprofit providers..Read More

1915
1915

Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School

Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School

Founded in 1915, The Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School, also known simply as the Orthogenic School or informally as the O’School, is a residential treatment center a day school, and a therapeutic school for children and adolescents typically classified as emotionally challenged. The Orthogenic School specialized in the treatment of youth with behavioral and emotional problems...Read More

1917
1917