Gateway Center evolved from the determination of a group of concerned parents in 1954 who wanted to offer their special needs infants and children a place to grow and thrive with support from each other. Its purpose was to promote the general welfare of the intellectually disabled and enhance their daily living in the least restrictive environment while maximizing their potential.
As the population aged it became apparent that support services were needed for adults within the disabled community. Gateway Center recognized this need and continued its mission of providing a caring and stimulating environment for the developmentally disabled by offering residential and day program support services for adults.
Today, Gateway Center continues to serve our community by providing numerous options for clients, allowing them to thrive in a caring, respectful, and supportive environment where they can develop individualized program plans that promote rights, choices, and opportunity for growth.
Gateway Center is committed to provide support services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by continually expanding our understanding of the ever-changing needs of this community and tailoring our services to support all of our members. Gateway Center is staffed by dedicated, caring, and respectful providers who prove everyday that with a little understanding and patience every member of our community can live a full and satisfying life with dignity and respect.
Gateway Center has been awarded
The 2017 Salute to Small Business
Best Nonprofit of Monterey County!
We are extremely honored to have been chosen as the Best Nonprofit of 2017! We would like to thank KSBW and Union Bank for this prestigious award and are grateful for all who supported us in this process.
We would not be successful without the amazing dedication of the Gateway Center staff who work tirelessly each day to support and guide all of our clients and residents. Gateway Center is proud to offer various support services to enrich the lives of our participants and we continue to expand our programs so we may offer all adults with disabilities the opportunity to thrive.
Thank you to all of our donors who continue to support our mission!
Thank you to all who donated to our MCGives! Campaign.
We couldn't continue our mission without your support.
We appreciate you!
July 14, 2019
Dear Gateway Community Member,
The board of directors of Gateway Center of Monterey is in search of a few new members to join our team.
We are happy to consider applicants from relevant backgrounds. A few examples include non-profit, human service fields such as special needs adults, autism, elder-care or social work. In addition, we would be interested in applicants with a strong background in non-profit management, fund development or finance.
We also welcome relatives of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Board members with a loved-one tend to have a sense of the needs of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities in our care, providing a compelling interest in ensuring that Gateway's future remains strong and bright.
Specifically, applicants need to be certain that they can commit several hours a month of their time to Gateway. We encourage positive, thoughtful, well informed community members to apply, who will be comfortable with the individuals we serve, and able to work in partnership with our executive team and board.
If you are interested in receiving an application packet, please direct your inquiry to Jim Landman, Vice Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can call and speak with the Executive Director, Stephanie Lyon, at 831-372-8002 for more information.
Thank you for your consideration. We hope that you will join us in helping to strengthen Gateway so that it can continue providing top-notch, expert services to the developmentally disabled adults of Monterey County for the next 50 years and beyond.
Board Vice Chair, Gateway Center of Monterey County
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