24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (877)SAFEGBC or (877)723-3422 Mental Health & Substance Abuse Issues

6502 Nursery Drive, Suite 100
Victoria, TX 77904
Fax: (361)578-5500
Regular Hours: M-Fri 8am - 5pm
Every 3rd Thurs of the Month - Extended Hours Until 7 pm

Child & Adolescent Services

Often, it’s hard to know why a child is consistently unhappy, angry, aggressive, or anxious or why a child persistently behaves in ways that are just not acceptable. If your child is having emotional or behavioral difficulties, Child & Adolescent Services at Gulf Bend Center offers a broad range of resources for children with adjustment and behavioral disorders.

Program Overview:

Services are provided to eligible children, adolescents, and families to assist in coping with mental illnesses and serious emotional and/or behavioral disturbances. Services can be provided in the school, home, community, office, or other location preferred by the family.


A case manager and/or treatment team will work with the child and family to meet goals, provide treatment, and help work toward a vision of success. 


Services Include:

•   Targeted Case Management – Link, refer, and assist families  with resources in the
     community and to help meet needs. 

•   Skills Training/Psychiatric Rehabilitative Services – Skills are taught to help meet goals using evidence based curriculums and include working with the youth, as well as the caregivers and family.
•   Medical Services – Includes psychiatrist and nurses  services.

•   Family Partner- Support for parents from a peer with lived experience

•   Counseling- provided by Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs)
•   YES Waiver- Medicaid Services Waiver that allows for more intensive community-based services to assist children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbances to live in the community with their families.

YES Waiver Brochure
YES Waiver Provider Brochure

Program Goals:

•   Assist children and families in managing symptoms and behaviors to improve overall health and wellness
•   Assist children and families in working toward reaching their personal goals for success

Eligible Candidates:

Children and youth ages 3-17 who:

•   Have a mental health diagnosis

•   Exhibit serious emotional, behavioral or mental  disorders; and have a serious functional impairment;

Services offered to residents within Gulf Bend’s seven county service area (Refugio,

Lavaca, Dewitt, Goliad, Victoria, Jackson, and Calhoun). *Individuals will not be denied

access to services based on current address or ability to pay.


Please refer to the Required Documentation sheet for more information on required