Harbour House is a 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
Our Counselor provides individual and family sessions as well as group counseling covering a variety of topics such as anger management, communication skills, family issues, responsibility, and goal setting.
Our Case Manager is the liaison to the guardian and referral source. She schedules and transports youth to appointments and links the child and/or family with community partners for resources and services.
Youth Care Workers are responsible for the care, welfare, safety, and security of the residents. They model appropriate behaviors and coping strategies, build on youth strengths to enhance their life skills, implement service plan activities, and engage the youth in recreational activities.
We are so very excited to announce that our residential building for Harbour House has finally reopened! It has been a very slow process of repairing damages since the hurricanes of 2020 and subsequent winter storm in 2021. Due to those weather events, we have operated at a very limited capacity, using an alternate residential site to offer the services we could provide in the interim.
HUGE THANKS to our friends at Jackson Hewitt Tax Services for their very generous donation of video gaming system components, games, movies, and school supplies in August, 2023!
Harbour House is funded through grants and contracts with the following agencies:
Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, Office of Juvenile Justice Services
Louisiana State Office of Juvenile Justice
U.S. Administration for Children & Families
Supervised apartment housing for males ages 17-21 who are aging out of the state juvenile justice system. Youth develop and strengthen basic independent living skills focusing on goal setting, job attainment, educational advancement, and money management. The program helps youth to learn necessary skills to assist them with becoming self-sufficient, productive, contributing members of society.
Independent living residential program for young adults (males and females) experiencing homelessness or without an adequate network of family or friends to offer housing options. Structured much like our TLP program, residents identify goals focusing on educational advancement, vocational training, and money management. Residents are encouraged to establish permanent connections within the community for continued support and access to available programs and resources.
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) resulted in the development of
industry standards to "eliminate sexual abuse in confinement,"
as it pertains to residential and detention facilities.
ETC has consistently complied with the best practices set forth in PREA regulations, and mandated by state and federal legislation.