New Vitae Wellness and Recovery History
New Vitae Wellness and Recovery has been helping individuals with behavioral health challenges achieve their goals while utilizing a variety of residential and community supports for over 30 years.
Important company milestones can be reviewed using the timeline below:
- Prior to 1980, Anne Mills, MSW, worked for the Veterans Administration and provides respite care to veterans in her home.
- Anne Mills established Southampton Personal Care Home and Warwick House in the early 1980’s to serve the needs of individuals recently discharged from state hospital settings.
- TriCounty Respite, now New Vitae Wellness and Recovery, recognized the need to support individuals, families, and veterans in the context of their communities. Quakertown House, a licensed personal care home, is opened in 1988 to serve the needs of community members.
- In 1989, Tri-County Respite leaders initiated participation in local and state chapters of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI); our participation continues to present day.
- 1990: Residential Services were expanded with the purchase of Mount Trexler Manor, a licensed personal care home in Limeport, Pennsylvania.
- In September of 1990, Tri-County Respite received approval to develop a Partial Hospitalization Program; additionally, the New Vitae Incorporated behavioral health center received its first of many accreditations by the Joint Commission.
- In 1992, Tri-County Respite expanded its residential housing services to develop a supported independent living service (TryCo Services, now Pathways).
- In 1996, our services grew to develop specialized Young Adult Services that included educational and vocational services.
- New Vitae was approved to provide Outpatient Services through our licensed behavioral health center in 1998.
- Services continue to expand throughout the late 1990’s and early 2000’s through contracts with various insurance companies, school districts, and various referral agencies.
- In 2003, TryCo Services (now Pathways) is expanded to add additional residential options including 24 hour/7 day per week supervised apartments.
- In October of 2005, New Vitae relocated its clinical services to a newly renovated building in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.
- In 2008, Tri-County leadership made a commitment to modify organization culture and practices to a trauma-informed model of care.
- Transformation activities were initiated in 2011 to incorporate a holistic recovery model that is person-centered.
- In 2012, we continued to develop our community outreach goals, including the delivery of trainings for individuals in recovery and their families/allies in addition to the provision of Continuing Education Credits for peers working in the behavioral health field.
- As a result of our emphasis on the Recovery Model, New Vitae Wellness and Recovery took the next step to find and utilize Certified Peer Support personnel while developing other opportunities for peer leadership in 2013.
- 2014: Tri-County Respite was re-named New Vitae Wellness and Recovery to better reflect our integrated behavioral health care and supportive residential services. Referrals from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, or other areas (including the Mid-Atlantic States) are always welcome!
- In January of 2015, Adam Devlin was selected to serve on the Human Services Committee of the transition team for then Governor-Elect Tom Wolf.
- New Vitae Wellness and Recovery offered complimentary training, titled, "Trauma Informed Approaches: Creating a Culture of Care," to employees and community members in April of 2015.
- In May of 2015, New Vitae Wellness and Recovery received a legislative appropriation from the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to provide services to Veterans experiencing symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
- New Vitae Wellness and Recovery expanded service options by receiving licensure for the Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Peer Support Services in October of 2015.
- In November of 2015, Richard Hamp, SGM (Ret.), one of the Directors of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, offered a complimentary training entitled, "Understanding Military Culture and Community Reintegration," to better serve and support Veterans in the local community.
- New Vitae Wellness and Recovery purchased Emmaus' The Mitchell Clinic in March of 2016 in an effort to provide service options to those experiencing challenges associated with alcohol and drug addiction.
- At the end of March 2016, New Vitae Wellness and Recovery was selected to open a forensic Residential Treatment Facility for adults in Philadelphia County.
- Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or dTMS services, were initiated through our Quakertown Recovery Center offices in late March, 2016.
- In May of 2016, Adam Devlin was appointed to the Philadelphia Mayor's Commission on People with Disabilities.