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Causes: Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Human Services

Mission: Gateway longview is committed to working together to protect, to give hope, and to enrich the lives of every child and family we serve. Motivated by our foundation of christian principles and in everything we do, we will demonstrate the following core values:integrity - treating every individual with honesty, dignity, compassion, respect and trustworthinesssafety - creating a physically and emotionally safe environmentempowerment - building on the strengths of every individual and family to create positive opportunitiesdiversity - celebrating the inclusion of all individuals and their beliefs, backgrounds, and life experiencescollaboration - partnering to inspire a community where all children feel loved, safe, valued and capable of great achievements

Programs: Gateway-longview's residential programs are designed to strengthen families, provide guidance and support for teens and young adults, and improve the lives of children we serve that need 24-hour-a-day support, counseling, and care. Gateway-longview's residential services include residential treatment, changing attitudes and behaviors (cab), educational services, recreation department, spiritual life development, casey life skills training, independent living skill building, and non secure detention services to erie and surrounding counties. 100% of the youth participated in life skills training on campus. The median length of stay for clients in the residential program was 10. 3 months.

gateway-longview's educational services programs provide special education services for children, ages 3-21, who require a high degree of structure, individualized academics and intensive support services. Gateway-longview is a new york state approved private school for special education students for whom the child's school district/county and parents feel they require the intensity of services gateway offers. The program seeks to enable students to expand their sense of responsibility, improve their self control and enhance their abilities to form and maintain appropriate relationships with peers and adults while increasing their academic abilities. The services include therapeutic preschool, day school and residential education. In the therapeutic preschool program, 77% of the students exhibited improvement per the cbcl pre/post assessment. 99% of the students of the day school program advanced the next grade level.

gateway-longview's community services programs are designed to strengthen and stabilize families. The programs include: foster care and adoption services; therapeutic foster care; preventive services; respite services; supervised independent living; therapeutic facilitated visitation; youth engagement and independent living; and parent training. The programs focus on the safety of children with 95% of families having no new incidents of abuse or neglect while receiving services through the agency's kinship preventive program. In foster care, the agency has achieved over 467% more contacts with birth families than required by erie county. In the agency's supervised independent living program, 100% of the young adults enrolled were currently active in or had successfully completed an educational or vocational program. In the traditional preventive services program, 90% of families had no new incidents of substantiated abuse or neglect while receiving services. 75% of the youth referred to the youth engagement services/independent living program had a face-to-face contact with a gateway-longview worker within 10 days of the referral. In the parent training program, children in 95% of the cases remained in the home for at least 12 months after completing the program. In the visitation program, the safety of the child was maintained in 100% of the visits. In the intensive preventive program, 91% of cases received the minimum 20 home visits per month.

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