Educational and Treatment Council (ETC)

ETC’s programs offer hope to families who are struggling with difficult circumstances. Through both prevention and intervention efforts, ETC is “helping people live better lives”. There is no financial obligation to clients.

  • Harbour House is an 18 bed licensed residential facility for children ages 10 – 17 years old. The program offers emergency shelter services to runaway and homeless youth, status offenders, and other youth in need of a safe place. Harbour House also provides brief respite for children of families in crisis to ensure safety and reduce stress. Harbour House provides group and individual counseling, an official homebound school, educational and recreational activities, aftercare, and linkage to community resources.
  • Transitional Living Program is scattered site and supervised apartment housing for youth ages 16 – 22 who are homeless or aging out of the state juvenile justice system.
  • Child abuse and neglect prevention program providing assessments, referrals, educational groups, and home-based case management to eligible families
  • The FACT Program, serving children ages 5–17, teaches new skills, builds on strengths, and promotes healthy coping of mental health symptoms. Case management provides support, addresses daily living skills, and links children and families with community resources. Reintegration services provide monitoring, skills building, and supportive case management to help juveniles transition to home and the community.
  • Hotel lodging and groceries for homeless youth up to age 24 and/or homeless families with children. Must have plan for stable housing and meet other eligibility criteria.
  • Drug court treatment services. Intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment program designed to help youth overcome their addictions and live drug-free lives. A component of the Calcasieu Parish Juvenile Drug Court Program.
  • New camp direction. A week-long camp (five days and four nights) for children ages 9 – 11. The camp focuses on strengthening resiliency and enhancing self-esteem. Trained ETC teen volunteers serve as peer mentors.


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