Gateway Children’s Services Receives Kentucky Housing Corporation Grant
December 27, 2019 - Gateway Children’s Services has been awarded a strategic operating grant of $15,000 from the Kentucky Housing Corporation. The Kentucky Housing Corporation invests in affordable housing solutions by offering programs and services designed to develop, preserve, and sustain affordable housing throughout the state. This strategic operating grant will support Gateway Children’s Services in providing emergency shelter services to children ages 10-17 from the entire state of Kentucky that are homeless, at risk of homelessness and are runaways.
Children are referred to Gateway’s program by DCBS (Department of Community Based Services), Family/District Court Judges, Court Designated Workers and law enforcement personnel as a result of neglect, abuse, abandonment, parental drug abuse, status and minor criminal offenses and/or homelessness. Gateway Children’s Services program is one of only two agencies in the state that serve children in need of emergency shelter.
Gateway Children’s Services helps at-risk children and families receive the services they need through our Residential Program, Emergency Shelter, Therapeutic Foster Care, Adoption Services, Outpatient Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse programs.
Gateway Children’s Services is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization in the heart of downtown Mount Sterling, Kentucky and has been providing services to children and families since 1981. For more information, please call 859.498.9892, visit www.gatewaychildrensservices.org or www.facebook.com/gatewaychildrensservices.
From left to right: Joe Gomes, CEO; Lynda Mae Wilson, Director of Development & Community Engagement; Leslie Godby, Financial Manager; Brenda Parsely, Financial Manager in Training; Janessia Townsend, Residential CMA
Gateway Children’s Services is Joining the Global #GivingTuesday Movement to Help Children in Need
GivingTuesday, taking place on December 3, 2019, is a global day of giving that encourages individuals, communities and organizations to give and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Gateway Children’s Services is asking for our community to show up, give back, and help abused, neglected and abandoned children in need by donating on #GivingTuesday.
Gateway Children’s Services helps Kentucky’s most at-risk children and families receive the care they need through a Residential Program, Emergency Shelter, Therapeutic Foster Care, Adoption Services, Outpatient Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse programs. The residential program and emergency shelter, located in the heart of downtown Mount Sterling, provides a safe, structured program with school instruction, therapy and physical well-being, all while being surrounded by caring people. In a recent youth satisfaction survey, 100% of youth in the residential program believe Gateway’s staff care about them and they feel safe.
Founded in 2012, GivingTuesday has inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in. Asha Curran, GivingTuesday’s CEO and co-founder said, “We believed in the idea that people fundamentally want to give and to talk about giving. People and organizations around the world proved us right. As we prepare for December 3, we’re energized and encouraged by the community’s generosity.”
CEO Joe Gomes said, “Our goal is to raise $20,000 for our children to help buy clothing, medical supplies, sponsor outings/activities and we also need to replace a commercial grade dishwasher for our kitchen. All donations, no matter how big or small, will matter in a life of a child in need. We are good stewards of our money and donations never go to pay for staff salaries – all donations go directly to help the children who need it the most. We appreciate our supporters and I hope they will join me in making a meaningful donation on Giving Tuesday.”
Those who are interested in joining Gateway Children’s Services #GivingTuesday initiative can donate online at www.gatewaychildrensservices.org/givingtuesday or mail a tax deductible donation to 37 North Maysville, Mount Sterling, KY 40353.
Gateway Children’s Services is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization and has been providing services to children and families since 1981. For more information, please call 859.498.9892, visit gatewaychildrensservices.org or facebook.com/gatewaychildrensservices.
Fazoli's in Winchester, KY to Host Fundraiser - Nov 4, 2019
Fazoli's at 16 Carol Road in Winchester, KY will host a fundraiser for Gateway Children's Services on Monday, November 4, 2019 from 11am-8pm. When ordering your meal, tell them you are supporting Gateway Children's Services and they'll donate 20% of your order cost to us! Let us know you're planning to attend by committing to eat.
Gateway Children’s Services recently announced they received a grant from Federal Home Loan Bank-Cincinnati (FHLB) in the amount of $420,000 to purchase the Adrian Arnold Building at 37 N. Maysville St, which serves as their primary location. Gateway Children’s Services CEO Joe Gomes said the vision to purchase the building came about as a result of their board of directors and staff strategic planning process two years ago. Gomes stated, “as we started looking towards the future changes in the child welfare system, we wanted to ensure that we had sufficient funding to continue strengthening our current programs such as Residential Treatment Services, Therapeutic Foster Care, Adoption Services and Outpatient Behavioral Health Counseling.” Gomes added, “by purchasing the facility and utilizing the FHLB grant as partial payment on the building, we are able to reduce our overhead expenses and reinvest this savings in expanding programs that provide services to Kentucky’s vulnerable children, youth and families.”
Gomes said they worked with several community partners to realize not only the purchase of the building, but to obtain grant funding as well. “We initially approached Daren Turner, former owner of the building, and communicated our vision for the future of our organization. Mr. Turner completely supported our plan and agreed to sell us the building. We then began looking for funding options and applied for grant funding with FHLB-Cincinnati.” Gomes explained that FHLB grants are very competitive, and the entire process took approximately 18 months. Gomes added,” We are also very appreciative of the support and guidance we received from Traditional Bank, who served as our partner bank in this endeavor.”
Gateway Children's Services "A Lifeline for Change” — values personal relationships and collaboration with others as key elements in helping our most vulnerable population - abused, neglected and dependent children - prepare for life's challenges. Gateway Children's Services is a private non-profit 501(C) 3 organization.
12th Annual Cornhole Tournament 2019
August 10, 2019
Mount Sterling & Owingsville Stores
2019 Cornhole Donations
Life Board Sponsors
Life Preserves Sponsors
Life Saver Sponsors
African Safari Wildlife Park
Ameila & Jackie Ruth
Beech Bend Park
Frisch's Big Boy
John T. Lane, CPA
Keenland Race Track
Kentucky Horse Park
Montgomery Tractor Sales
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Natural Bridge State Park
Perfect North Slopes
Red River Appalachian
Russ & Pat Henry
Save A Lot Distribution Center
Sterling Academy of Dance
Shaw's Heating & Cooling
Flowers on Main
Rusty Skinner, D.V.M
2019 Gateway Children's Services Cornhole Tournament Winners
1st Place Winners
Trellis Cisco- Matewan, WV
Columbus Cisco- Matewan, WV
3rd Place Winners
David Barnes- Clay City, KY
James Lovins- Frankfort, KY
2nd Place Winners
BJ Jump- Georgetown, KY
Dale Polley- Georgetown, KY
4th Place Winners
Brandon Duckett- Lebanon Junction, KY
Dylan Ramsey- Lawrenceburg, KY