Gulf Winds RTC is designed as a sixteen (16) bed program for boys ranging in age from 10-17 years. Gulf Winds RTC serves children demonstrating clinical emotional behavioral problems that precludes them being served in a less restrictive setting.

    These boys are children of hope and promise. Our mission is to actively foster their return to a more productive lifestyle that leads to maturity, individual, social, spiritual and community wellness. At Gulf Winds RTC we acknowledge that every individual is different and will respond to treatment differently. We will use a combination of models including Positive Peer Culture for systematically promoting social interest as the agent of change for young people experiencing academic, family, emotional and behavioral problems. Our goal is to help our children resolve the emotional traumas of youth and develop the skills and character for a healthy and productive life.

    Gulf Winds RTC offers a highly structured program of treatment which includes education, individual, family and group counseling, structured recreation, behavior management, life skills, family involvement and treatment for residents who have experimented with drugs and alcohol. Programming is goal-directed incorporating a sophisticated level system, which allows clients to function safely at optimal performance levels. Through an intensive treatment program, all clients are ensured a safe, therapeutic environment, which facilitates development progress.

    Psychiatric treatment through our psychiatrist consultant and his colleagues is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our physical plant is designed to permit staff to observe the clients directly and continuously; staff is trained on how to effectively supervise clients who are on precautions, either for suicide or elopement of for aggressive or threatening behavior. Through a creative, innovative approach to programming and treatment we can provide youth with the opportunities and skills to successfully enter the community.

    The staff at Gulf Winds RTC includes professionals with over 80 years of combined experience in the mental health field.  We invite you to call for an appointment to visit our facility and discuss how we can serve you. For your convenience we have a contract for you to review via email. We look forward to meeting with you in the near future.