GLS is in the process of reopening our offices. Please help us keep everyone safe by visiting us in-person only when strictly necessary, wearing a mask, and social distancing. We appreciate your support as we reopen in the safest way possible. The best way to get help is still to fill out an online application and wait for a paralegal to contact you.

If you are struggling to pay rent due to the pandemic, or if you are in need of direct rental assistance, check out our Emergency Rental Assistance webpage for links and resources.

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Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc. (GLS) is dedicated to serving vulnerable individuals… those living in poverty, low-wage workers, persons with disabilities, veterans, the homeless, the LGBTQ community, victims of domestic violence or human trafficking, and the elderly. GLS offers high quality, comprehensive civil legal services, which are provided by Florida Bar licensed attorneys.

How We Treat Our Clients

Gulfcoast Legal Services treats all of our clients with respect and dignity. Our staff is sensitive to our clients’ individual circumstances and needs.

GLS is an equal opportunity provider and employer. No applicant for services shall be denied services because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disabling conditions, political party affiliation, or because of any other consideration prohibited by law.


How We Help

Housing Advocacy: Predatory Lending, Housing Discrimination, Eviction, etc...

Family Advocacy: Child Support, Divorce, Injunctions for Protection again Domestic, Dating, or Sexual Abuse and Stalking...

Financial Stability Advocacy: Birth Certificates, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, Living Wills/Power of Attorney, etc...

Immigration Advocacy: Human Trafficking, Citizenship, Unaccompanied Minors, Domestic Violence and VAWA Self-Petitions...




In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Justice policy, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write the Florida Department of Legal Affairs, Federal Discrimination Complaint Coordinator, PL-01 The Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1050, or call 850-414-3300, or write Office for Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC20531 or call 202-307-0690 (Voice) or 202-307-2027 (TDD/TYY) or Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may also contact OCR through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 (TTY), 877-877-8982 (Speech), or 800-845-3136 (Spanish).