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.
My aunt came from Haiti and we needed help with food for her and her husband, I called Gateway Community Outreach, they send us to a nearby pantry; needless to say they went out of their way to help her with food, and bus pass. When she came out side, she was ecstatic because someone treated her as if she was their mother and not like a burden to society. Impressed with her treatment, I went back inside and thanked the ladies of First Baptist. It’s not every day you see people going out of their way to help the elderly, I hope to see more community services, with the heart of Gateway's volunteers, workers and staff. I sincerely thank you for making my aunty feel the love. God bless! E.L.M
Carlos worked for 21 years as an Aviation professional with the knowledge of most aircraft's from tail to nose.
He was given an incredible opportunity to be a partner in a new startup company, focused on delivering cutting edge aviation products, how exciting this opportunity was for him.
After two years with this company and enjoying his new position, he was presented with news, (that no one wanted to hear) that his managing partners miss - appropriated funds and they were facing a possible shut down by their investors.
During our interview Carlos shared "It's hard sometimes to deal with the emotions that I lost my job at no fault of my own and also hard to grasp that here I stand eight months and 15 interviews later, still left without savings and no income to take care of my family. I thank God, for Gateway Community Outreach, for helping me to pay my rent and feed my family. Because of their ongoing compassion and non - judgmental care in meeting these needs I too wanted to help other understand the gem I have found to help me in such a difficult situation."
"Now, I am not only a client but I am also a volunteer to help others through the same situation I have experienced."