ETC's 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. Youth strengthen and develop basic life and work skills required for a successful transition to adulthood. Services focus on vocational training, job attainment, educational advancement, and money management. The program helps youth to develop permanent connections with others while building skills that allow them to becomeindependent, self-sufficient, and contributing members of society.

transitional living program

Harbour House is diversely funded including the following contracts and grants:

Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and the Office of Juvenile Justice Services; Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services (foster youth); Louisiana State Office of Juvenile Justice; U.S. Administration for Children & Families; and Louisiana Department of Education, Child Nutrition Plan

     Established in 1985, 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.   




Crisis Intervention Services

         Funded by the Calcasieu Parish Office of Juvenile Justice Services

The ACT 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. 


Funded by the Calcasieu Parish Office of Juvenile Justice Services and                  the Louisiana State Office of Juvenile Justice

  Child abuse and neglect prevention program providing assessments, referrals, educational groups, and home-based case management to eligible families in the five-parish area. Intensive intervention services ensure the safety of children, improve family functioning, and preserve the family. The program includes a 16 week group-based Nurturing Parenting course for caregivers and their children.


  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.

 Funded by ETC and private donations

Funded by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, Child Welfare Family Services

Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

                Drug Court Treatment Services

​​​  Home-based assessment and intervention services for youth experiencing a mental health crisis. Families access services through a statewide crisis hotline (800-272-8367). Serves the five parish area.

               Funded by the Imperial Calcasieu Human Services Authority

  An evidenced-based prevention & intervention program that has been applied successfully in various contexts to support at-risk youth and their families. FFT recognizes the importance of family relationships and works to improve family communication and family member's support to one another, while decreasing intense negativity.

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.

Funded by the Calcasieu Parish Office of Juvenile Justice Services

resource program

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.

Funded by the United Way Emergency Food & Shelter Program

Homeless assistance

Camp New Directions

Funded by: Louisiana State Office of Juvenile Justice and the                   U.S. Administration for Children & Families

Educational and Treatment Council, Inc.