Gulf Coast Teaching Family Services, Inc.
Gulf Coast Teaching Family Services, Inc. (GCTFS) is a private, non-profit corporation founded in 1983 in Louisiana to provide comprehensive human service programs for Louisiana citizens, children and adults, with various physical and mental challenges, including those labeled mentally retarded; developmentally disabled; brain injured; delinquent; emotionally disturbed; and mentally ill.
Gulf Coast is dedicated to establishing and operating community-based service programs providing consultation, training, and educational services to individuals and their families that promote deinstitutionalization, integration, and normalization for Louisiana citizens with special needs. Gulf Coast adheres to the philosophy of unconditional care in the least-restrictive treatment/placement alternatives.
Gulf Coast responds to community needs by providing high quality, innovative, effective, "state of the art" treatment programs.