Gateway – The Gateway Houses are part of a residential program to help 18-25 year olds make the transition to healthy adulthood by assisting with housing, utilities, food, and transportation while also providing counseling, job preparation, and guidance in continued education. The goal is to assist young adults on the path to becoming independent healthy adults who are not only able to support themselves through gainful employment, but are also able to support their community through volunteering, church membership, and active community involvement. We believe that the combination of young men and women from the Third Ward area alongside inspired Christians moving in from the outside can be powerful as they are equipped to deal morally, spiritually, and effectively with the issues facing the community in these times. The Gateway houses are also available for those young adults who may be in college or are recent graduates who have an interest or desire in urban ministry and would like to gain some experience while living in community. Several steps are in place to monitor the progress of Gateway residents. Each participant is assigned an accountability meeting every two weeks where goals and progress are discussed and managed. Twice a year evaluations are held for each participant to determine if pre-stated goals and objectives have been accomplished and if the participant is ready to transition to independence on their own.
Serves: Young Adults 18 – 25 years old