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3rd Annual Valentine's Day / Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball
Baton Rouge

Friday, February 14, 2020
Free event for our clients with developmental disabilities and their families. We would love to have local businesses and individuals sponsors for this event. To date we are still in need of assistance with the following: Soft Drinks • DJ Services • Food Items (must be purchased from a store or restaurant) • Door Prizes (gift cards, king cakes, movie passes, chocolates, etc.) • Mardi Gras Throws (beads, stuffed animales, bagged treats) • Monetary donations can also help with last minute incidentals.

Gulf Coast Social Services is designated tax-exempt under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Your contributions are tax deductible.

Ross Dress for Less Partners with Gulf Coast's Houma Region

– the nation’s largest off-price retail chain- chose Gulf Coast Social
Services’ LeCirque Youth Mentoring program in Houma as one of the beneficiaries
of their annual fundraiser.  During
February, Houma’s Ross Dress For Less asked their customers to donate to Boy’s
and Girls Club and our LeCirque Youth Mentoring program and Ross would then
match the monies raised. Due to the generosity of Ross and their customers,
Gulf Coast Social Services will receive a donation of $1,525.87. 

The LeCirque
Youth Mentoring program is funded by South Central Louisiana Human Services
Authority and Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government and aims at preventing
or reducing youth involvement in acts of delinquency by providing goal
directed, highly structured one-on-one mentoring, and group activities.

Baton Rouge Giving Tree 2017

Gulf Coast Social Services' Baton Rouge clients in our Waiver, Foster Care and Mentoring programs were adopted once again by the parishoners of St. George Catholic Church to receive  Christmas gifts.

We selected clients with the greatest need and  35 of our clients received gifts. Our thanks and appreciation to the generous folks at St. George.

Baton Rouge Bar Association's Holiday Star Program

In mid December a few of our Baton Rouge clients were recipients of holiday gifts donated by members of the Baton Rouge Bar Association's Holiday Star Gift Distribution program.

Nicole Wesley Joins the GCSS Team as Houma Area Supervisor

Houma, LA – October 17, 2017 – Willie Green, Gulf
Coast Social Services (GCSS) New Orleans and Houma Regional Director, is
pleased to announce that Nicole Wesley has joined Gulf Coast’s management team.

Nicole Wesley has been hired as the
Houma Area Supervisor and will supervise all aspects of Gulf Coast’s social
services programs in Houma and the surrounding area. She brings with her over
seven years of experience in the Human/Social Services field and 15+ years of
management experience. Nicole comes to GCSS from CASA of Terrebonne, Inc.,
where she has worked since 2008. She is a native of Houma and has a Bachelor of
Science in Human Services and Management from the University of Phoenix.

Gulf Coast Social Services is one of
the leading non-profit social service agencies in Louisiana with regional
offices throughout the state.  GCSS
empowers people with mental, physical, behavioral, and other challenges to
improve the quality of their lives and to live as independently as possible in
the community. 

For more information, contact Willie
Green at 504-831-6561.