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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 an Axis I Diagnosis of a severe emotional disturbance 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 an Axis I DSM-IV-TR psychiatric disorder and have no pending criminal charges, 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
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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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. Stacy Miller, Program Director
Specialized Treatment Facility
14426 James Bond Road
Gulfport, MS 39503
(228) 328-6000 ext. 103


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: November 29, 2017

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