Updated information when you click on "Devereux Slough" and read the May 26, 2006 article.
Devereux, as you may know, is not the name of a famous old Santa Barbara family, but instead is the name of a national nonprofit organization that provides on-campus residential and day programs, and supported living services in the community for people with developmental disabilities and emotional, behavioral disorders. They lease four acres on the North Knoll of the property which is now owned by UCSB as part of their “West Campus.”
Helena Devereux established her programs for people with special needs at this slough-side location in1945. The area used to be called Campbell Ranch, after the original owner, Colin Campbell. Devereux sold portions of the property over the years, including 220 acres to UCSB in the1960s. In 2007, the university purchased the last 33 acres from Devereux, which included the original Spanish Colonial Manor House, where Devereux’s administration had been for 62 years. Devereux now operates its programs from the four buildings and the Greenhouse they lease on the North Knoll.
Janis Johnson ~ Manager of External Affairs ~ Devereux