About Me

devin-reavesDevin is a person living in recovery since 2007.  He is a tireless community organizer and grassroots advocacy leader. As such, Devin has worked on expansion of access to the lifesaving drug Naloxone and implantation of 911 Good Samaritan policies in his community. He wants to build constituencies of consequence that will lead to meaningful public health policy changes around substance use disorders. Devin works as the Clinical Outreach Coordinator for Life of Purpose the only residential treatment center in the nation on a college campus.   Devin established and operates Brotherly Love House, a recovery residence in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Devin received a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice with a focus on community and organizational change and has a BA in Human Services from Lynn University.



Here’s a short list of affiliations and organizations in which I participate.

    • Young People in Recovery – Philadelphia
      The mission of YPR is to promote continued abstinence and improved quality of life for young people in, or seeking, recovery.
    • Black Men At Penn
      The Black Men at Penn are a group of concerned African-American men who launch initiatives in the community consulting mentoring programs and recruiting young men into the field of social work.
    • Life of Purpose
      Life of Purpose fosters success in recovery and direction in the lives of our clients by providing truly specialized, academically focused substance use disorder treatment.
    • Association of Recovery Schools
      ARS prepares and inspires starters and operators of Recovery High Schools to perform at their very best. They believe that while addiction thrives in isolation, recovery is a process of hope and healing that thrives in the positive peer communities of recovery schools.
    • Association of Recovery in Higher Education
      The Association of Recovery in Higher Education provides the education, resources and community connection needed to help change the trajectory of recovering student’s lives.