Devin Earlywine, Community Living Program Manager
As Community Living Program Manager, Devin increases our participant’s capacity for independent community living through the establishment of support, rapport, role modeling, teaching and the provision of activities and learning experiences. Devin provides one-on-one direct support related to objectives that appear in the participant’s person-centered plans. He works alongside the Program Director , parents/guardians, family members, case managers and other support staff to ensure the implementation of Person Centered Service Plans (PCSPs), advocating for individuals’ self expression and ensures their hopes and dreams are addressed.
Devin has spent his 12-year career in the Human Services field primarily in the DD Residential setting. He has also spent some time in vocational settings and day camps, though his specialty is working with individuals who exhibit highly dangerous or aggressive behavior and developing programming to help these individuals become successful. Devin has worked closely with individuals with many different diagnoses on the Intellectual Disability spectrum as well as individuals exhibiting behavioral and personality disorders. Devin has researched, organized, and instructed training seminars on Autism and Schizophrenia in Minnesota.
Devin was born in Terre Haute, Indiana but grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana and Memphis, Tennessee before moving to Owatonna, Minnesota in high school. He attended Minnesota State University, Mankato and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy. He began to work in group homes in college and discovered that this was his passion. Beginning with about 4 years of direct care, Devin moved on to supervise several high behavior groups homes over the years before overseeing four group homes as a Program Director. After moving from the Residential setting Devin spent two years as a Case Manager for Hennepin County (the Minneapolis area), thus fulfilling a career goal.
In his free time Devin enjoys hiking, camping, cooking, writing and recording music, and traveling.