Gulf Coast Social Services
About Us
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Our Story

In 1983, Gulf Coast Social Services was formed to serve the most vulnerable people in South and Central Louisiana. For more than 40 years, that’s what we’ve done, improving and changing lives in the communities we call home.

Our family of experienced, compassionate service providers is the heartbeat of our state-licensed, non-profit organization. We’ve never lost sight of our commitment to providing the highest quality in-home care for those who need us most.

Every person we serve gets individualized care. Because our motto, “Personal Care, Quality Outcomes,” isn’t just a slogan. It’s a way of life.

Our Mission

We provide the resources necessary to improve the quality of life and maximize independence for people who need support through behavioral health, home and community-based services.

Our Vision

Highest quality of life attainable and maximum independence for all individuals we serve.

Our Values

A few core values guide our actions every day.

We believe in:

  • Maintaining uncompromising ethical standards and transparency on how we operate
  • Treating individuals with dignity and respect
  • Helping people in the present while equipping them for the future
  • Creating an environment that values employee contributions and promotes their development
  • Teaching individuals to maximize their strengths and minimize their weakness
  • Empowering those we serve to expand their choices by providing new experiences
  • Recognizing and appreciating everyone's ability to be taught and to serve as teachers for others
  • Advocating for the underserved, going above and beyond to ensure they receive the support they need
  • Exercising fiscal responsibility to our consumers, funders, and the community

That simple set of beliefs sets us apart. It helps us constantly strive to be the leading social services agency in your community by providing innovative and individualized care.

We want to make a positive difference in the lives of the people we serve and their families, not just today but for generations to come.

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Meet Our Board of Directors

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Willie Green

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Chad M. Libutti


Sean C. Hamilton

Vice Chair
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Brandon Armant

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Michael Hubbard

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Scott St. Cyr

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Cheryl Leufroy Frilot

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Eugene B. M. Green

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Lynette DuFrene


Meet Our Staff

Dr. Marcus Alexander, LCSW-BACS

Senior Director of Operations

Scott Mire

Director of Human Resources

Pat Landry

Director of Training & Quality Assurance

Hannah Morace

Alexandria Regional Director
Alvanisha Ford

Alvanisha Ford

Baton Rouge Regional Director
Alvanisha Ford

Brandy Lirette

Houma Regional Director

Brenda Melancon

Lafayette Regional Director

Dorde Pajic

Lake Charles Area Supervisor

Jeff Kurtz

New Orleans & Northshore Regional Director
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Amara Mayberry

Executive Assistant