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.
Dear friends, family and community members,
We would like to thank all of our supporters for their generous contributions to Gateway Center through the Monterey County Gives! campaign. With your help we have raised over $30,000 allowing us to continue to provide support services to adults with intellectual disabilities. In addition, these donations will assist us in the process of developing our community based outreach program to clients with autism.
With great thanks,
Gateway Center Clients, Board of Directors and Staff
The Monterey Rock & Rod Festival was a huge success this year! Thanks to all who attended and a special thanks goes out to all the participants, vendors and volunteers. Together we raised $27,500 for Gateway Center of Monterey County! Please visit our Gallery Page to view photos from the event. Join us next year on June 22nd and 23rd for the 12th Annual Monterey Rock & Rod Festival!
Come watch Logan’s Syndrome a film about Logan Madsen, a painter with a rare genetic disorder who comes to terms with his disability through his art. The movie premiers on October 20th at 8pm. Please visit http://carmelfilmfest.com/tick... to purchase tickets.
Join us for the 16th Annual Rods on the Wharf Classic Car Show featuring 1975 and older cars and trucks. The event takes place on Saturday October 28th from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Custom House Plaza in beautiful Downtown Monterey. Live music from 11:00am to 4:00pm by www.rodsonthewharf.com. Proceeds to Gateway Center of Monterey County, Inc. Presented by Old Fisherman's Grotto., plus DJ AL-B! Register your car now at