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Welcome to Specialized Treatment Facility. This web site is intended to inform the public of the agency's purpose and role for which it serves Mississippi's adolescents. On this site, you'll find information pertaining to the agency's mission, employment opportunities, admissions, and other useful resources. For additional information, please contact the agency.

Resident Care
Specialized Treatment Facility (STF) provides psychiatric residential services for up to 48 adolescent Mississippians who have been diagnosed with a mental disorder. Care is centered around evidence-based or best practice models. Adolescents eligible for admission are between the ages of 13 and 18 who present with a diagnosable disorder and need psychiatric residential services. STF also provides an alcohol and drug prevention program that is certified by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health.

For adolescents to be admitted at STF, they must first meet a range of criteria, including being diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder and have no unresolved felony charges pending, as specified in Mississippi statute.

Working for the State of Mississippi has many benefits, including paid personal and sick leave; recognition of holidays with pay or alternative time off; health, dental, and life insurance; and retirement plan.

Notice of Nondiscrimination
Specialized Treatment Facility complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex in its efforts to provide services.

Nondiscriminatory Environment
Specialized Treatment Facility does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission, treatment or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment. For further information about this policy, contact Ms. Shannon Bush, (228) 328-6000, TDD (228) 328-6015.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
Specialized Treatment Facility is a participant in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s child nutrition program.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Volunteers are welcome to participate and donate their time to spend with our residents. Our program offers a variety of activities for which volunteers can participate in, including:

  • Musical performances
  • Host a holiday party
  • Reading
  • Playing games
  • Arts and crafts
  • Christmas gift giving

Quality of Care
Anyone with concerns about the safety or quality of care provided to the residents served by Specialized Treatment Facility may report those concerns to:


Ms. Shannon Bush, Program Director
Specialized Treatment Facility
14426 James Bond Road
Gulfport, MS 39503
(228) 328-6000


Mississippi Department of Mental Health
Office of Constituency Services
(877) 210-8513


Joint Commission Public Notice
Anyone with concerns about the safety or quality of care provided to the residents served by Specialized Treatment Facility, that have not been adequately addressed by Specialized Treatment Facility, may report those concerns to:

  The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Blvd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
(800) 994-6610

Accredited by The Joint Commission


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Website last reviewed: August 10, 2018

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