Gulf Bend Center’s mission is to improve the quality of life of people and their families who are challenged with problems related to mental illness and intellectual & developmental disabilities.  The center offers its services to those living in Victoria, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca and Refugio counties. Its staff seeks to help restore everyone who suffers regardless of ability to pay.

Through Supported Employment, Gulf Bend can help IDD clients find jobs.   Supported employment helpes learn  basic job skills, get to work on time, fill out all the required paperwork, and pay  bills.

IDD services also offer Day Habilitation classes where clients learn about art appreciation,
environmental science, money management skills, among other classes and activities.   This helps them live richer lives and serves as a great way for clients to socialize with each
other.  In addition, service coordinators can help clients access other community resources like public
education and food stamps.

To be eligible for services, an individual must have a previous diagnoses of an IQ of 69 or below
or a diagnoses from some other intellectual or developmental disabilities. Clients are prescreened
when they or their family apply for services.

For more information or to access services, call the IDD program at 361-575-0611.