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Gateway Community Outreach
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- Serving 57,965 clients – 16,000 heads of household clients with 29,627 additional adults, 12,338 children within their household
- 7 Satellite locations in churches around Broward County and one in Palm Beach County
- Over 350 volunteers
- Reach and impact of their onsite treatment program
- Connected to over 80 programs throughout the county
Many families are one paycheck away from experiencing homelessness. It only takes the loss of a job, an injury, prolonged illness, unexpected expenses or a fire, to create an economic downturn for a family barely “getting by.” Most families experiencing these circumstances, within a few months, will go through hunger, experience an eviction or foreclosure and are at risk of being homeless.
Gateway Community Outreach steps in to provide the assistance needed, to prevent homelessness and restore self-sufficiency.
To safeguard and protect our most vulnerable community members from home, by providing intensive case management, food, housing assistance and referrals to those in need of emergency aid.
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Gateway Community Outreach has been providing services in Broward County for over twenty-four years. We have helped over 760,000 individuals.
GCO provides solutions to prevent homelessness, especially to those families with children who are trying to recover from an economic downturn, a job loss, an unexpected emergency, or illness and loss in the family.
Our success utilizes a case management system, consisting of a 90-day plan to connect clients with services and referrals (e.g.) food, baby needs, gift cards for clothing, rent/mortgage and water bill assistance.
In addition to food distribution and direct services, GCO collaborates with 80 other agencies that provide a full spectrum of community services to meet additional and long-term needs.
Other partners are local churches in Broward County and one in Palm Beach County which donate space. All of our sites are located in low-income neighborhoods to allow clients easy access to our services.
Gateway saved my life when I was kicked out of a home in December 2017 that I lived in for 20 years. Thank God for angels like Gateway Community Outreach because without them I would be living in a car with my family. They helped me to get a 3 bedroom apartment in a nice neighborhood that I would never have been able to get on my own. I didn’t have money for first month’s rent and was scared my family would be on the streets . Not only did they help me pay my rent they also provided me with food to feed my family. I’m so grateful for all that gateway has done to help me get on...
Covenant House Florida (CHF) is pleased to support your funding application to help people reclaim their independence and financial freedom. For over 23 years, Gateway’s mission has been to actively address the issue of hunger and seeks to safeguard and protect our community’s most vulnerable members. As Executive Director of CHF, Broward County’s largest provider of shelter and support services to runaway and homeless youth under age 21, I am painfully aware of the vital need for emergency assistance to prevent homelessness. Each year, CHF shelters over 500 different runaway/homeless Broward youths under age 21. Thus, CHF can attest to the need for, and effectiveness of, Gateway services in improving lives and preventing homelessness. Gateway Community Outreach is a well-established,...
The Soref Jewish Community Center is very proud to be a longstanding partner with Gateway Community Outreach. Gateway serves as a critical part of the social services agency network that serves the needy throughout South Florida. Particularly, Carol Ray’s leadership to procure and administer Emergency Food and Shelter Program funding has made a huge difference in the lives of many needy individuals. The WECARE food pantry located on our JCC’s Plantation campus assists over 10, clients annually thanks in large par to the superb efforts of Gateway. Gateway’s staff is always very professional and eager to support our JCC. They are highly trained in carrying out their mission to assist those in need and their enthusiasm to help others always...
The purpose of this letter is to express my personal appreciation I have received from the entire staff at your program, Gateway Community Outreach. I will like to truly thank you for the rental assistance and all the extra effort of support and ensuring me that it we will be ok. After being turned away from other agencies, due to no funding or not meeting certain requirements, I felt I was going in circles, and I didn’t know what I was going to do next. I am deeply grateful for your kindness, your trust and most importantly your prayer. With all of the assistance Gateway has provided to me, again, I truly thank you, it was a tremendous help. Gateway...
Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) is pleased to support your funding application to continue your mission of helping families and individuals get back on their feet to the state of self-sufficiency. For 21 years, Gateway Community Outreach has protected the most vulnerable of communities by providing food, housing assistance, referrals and intensive case management to those in need of emergency aid. As Executive Director of Children’s diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC), which serves over 10,000 children and families with special healthcare needs, regardless of the ability to pay in Broward County, I am very aware of the need for emergency assistance to support families. You and your staff have played a significant role in this community and we are...
The Gateway Gala - A Festival of Giving
April 24th, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
You’re invited to celebrate Gateway Community Outreach’s 24 years in helping individuals and local families in crisis with food and financial assistance in our local South Florida Community.
- Wine Tasting, Craft Beers & Exotic Spirits
- Great Cuisine from Top Local Restaurants
- Silent Auction & Raffles
- Music, Dancing & Entertainment