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

Resident Care
Specialized Treatment Facility (STF) provides psychiatric residential services for Mississippi adolescents 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 twelve years and seventeen years eleven months who present with a diagnosable disorder and need psychiatric residential services.

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, life insuranc, 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.

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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