Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc. (GLS) is a regional 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing free, comprehensive civil legal aid through counsel, advice, representation, advocacy, and education for vulnerable individuals and families in the Greater Tampa Bay area.

VISION - Changing Lives Through Justice

As Gulfcoast Legal Services grows in prominence and scope, it remains committed to the promise of equal access to justice for all by zealously championing the rights of vulnerable persons through advocacy, education and a secure sustainable financial support from both public and private sources.


- Gulfcoast Legal Services responds appropriately and timely to the needs of clients and treats all with respect and dignity and will strive to empower individuals through legal education and advocacy.

- Gulfcoast Legal Services provides legal services for persons who face the deprivation of critical human needs, such as food, shelter, income, health care, family stability or personal safety.

- Gulfcoast Legal Services fosters collaboration and cooperation with regional partners, community, local bar associations, the Judiciary and stakeholders, for the benefit of all.

- Gulfcoast Legal Services provides leadership, public advocacy on behalf of clients and the community.

For more information, check out our 2020-21 Annual Report.