Mission: Our mission is to reach families and individuals in the community that are at risk and quickly offer the assistance needed to stabilize their household. Our goal is to provide solutions especially to those families trying to recover from the economic downturn.
Results: For the past 21 years, Gateway Community Outreach has helped over 760,000 clients who are experiencing an economic crisis.
Our case management system, utilize an individual 90-day plan to connect clients with services and referrals (i.e.) food, bus passes, baby needs, gift cards for clothing, rent/mortgage and water bill assistance, to prevent homelessness.
Target demographics: Gateway Community Outreach exists to help feed hungry families, assist with rent/mortgage and water bill payment to help stabilize and restore self sufficiency in our community.
Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2015-2016, Gateway Community Outreach served 30,854 clients.
Geographic areas served: South Florida- Miami Dade Broward and Palm Beach Counties
Programs: Food and benevolence program - our programs are oriented towards the purpose of our mission. Hungry people in crisis receive food, groceries, supportive assistance and follow up in a curriculum that responds to immediate needs but discourages long term dependency. The crucial areas addressed by this organization are homelessness, hunger, homeless prevention and filling in the gaps in services and resources wherever necessary. Hungry people receive immediate assistance and guidance while overcoming their crisis, reducing long-term dependency on the program. Babies and children are fed; pregnant women maintain healthy diets; problems are reviewed; solutions are planned.
Thirteen years ago my husband's work truck was broken into and of all of his tools was stolen. At the time he was a self contractor and he was the sole provider for my two girls and I. He could not work without his tools so we fell behind in the rent. Gateway Community Outreach assisted our family with rent assistance and prevented us from becoming homeless. Gateway also assisted our family with food. I liked Gateway so much I started to work part time for them and now I have been working with Gateway for twelve years. I am very thankful that through Foundations and individuals donations Gateway is able to help more families like mine.