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Gateway is Birmingham's oldest nonprofit and Alabama's leader in family solutions.
For 125 years, Gateway has helped generations of children and families reach their full potential through innovative, proven solutions.
Gateway offers a variety of financial solutions based on a sliding-fee scale.
Please note that no one is turned away based on their ability to pay.
Thanks to strong community support and accepted grants, fees can be waived if additional funding is found.
Intensive In-Home Services
Gateway is the state's most experienced as well as most effective provider of Intensive In-Home Services.
Since 2008, Gateway has guided 1,555 families to permanency, with 96% remaining safely together two years after discharge.
Last year alone, 94% of their 234 referred households were successfully preserved.
They are excited to be selected by state DHR to expand their IIHS services to Central, Northwest, Northeast, East Central and Central Alabama.
Each family is different with its own needs for success.
That’s why Gateway Intensive In-Home Services provide a wide range of solutions to uniquely fit the needs of each referral.
In collaboration with DHR, Gateway accommodates individual families with services tailored to its needs:
Basic Living Skills
Mental Health Consultation and Coordination
Healthy Parenting Skills
School Readiness/Success Skills
Substance Abuse Prevention/Intervention
Emergency Housing, Food and Transportation
Medical Service Assistance
Sexual Abuse Prevention/Intervention
Healthy Relationship Skills
Community Resource Networking
Gateway’s staff is Alabama’s first and only IIHS team trained in the nation’s leading trauma-informed program model.
Thus they heal at-risk families by simultaneously treating trauma and teaching parents the necessary skills to raise children in safe, loving homes.
A therapeutic treatment center for adolescents ages 12 through 18, Gateway offers a refuge and rebuilding time for children with severe emotional problems, often as a result of abuse or neglect.
While at Gateway, residents are involved in counseling, school, therapeutic activities and other programs designed to help each child recover and readjust.
For general information and/or a referral, please contact their Centralized Intake department at 205-510-2755.
Stays at Gateway generally range from six months to one year.
During this time, residents and their families:
Participate in treatment programs designed specifically for each child and family by a multidisciplinary team.
Learn to redefine their trauma in healthy ways.
Participate in fun activities that increase self-esteem and encourage reintegration into the community.
Focus on their strengths and the skills needed to live as a family and a part of the community.
Work on building significant relationships with others.
Participate in individual, group and family therapy.
Learn independent living skills.