Gateway Community Outreach tops Our City Media Readers' Choice voting for Charity Community Service
For the last several months the readers of Our City Media have been submitting votes for their favorite businesses and services. Gateway won for helping thousands of local families with food, expenses and counselling after a financial challenge.
By: Our City Media
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.
They assist over 30,000 clients each year with a staff of 4 and over 300 volunteers. Through 8 satellite locations Gateway provides food and emergency assistance to prevent homeless through the utilization of private donations, Federal EFSP and Foundation grants. Their successful program utilizes a case management system, consisting of a 90-day plan to connect clients with services and referrals (e.g.) food, bus passes, baby needs, gift cards for clothing, rent/mortgage and water bill assistance.
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Readers' Choice Award for Best Charity
Gateway Community Outreach
291 S.E. 1st Terrace, Deerfield Beach