Welcome to Gateway Center of Monterey County

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 in the News

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2017 Monterey Rock & Rod Follow-up

Date: June 23, 2017–June 24, 2017

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!

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Gateway Center's Salute to Small Business Award

Date: October 01, 2017–October 31, 2018

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!

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Holiday Food Drive

Date: November 01, 2017–December 01, 2017

The 408 Salinas Street and the 850 Congress Avenue Girl Scout Troops are working together with the Monterey County Food Bank to give back to our community and we need YOUR help! Please donate your food items at 408 Salinas Street in Salinas or at 850 Congress Avenue in Pacific Grove.

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Monterey County Gives

Date: November 09, 2017–December 31, 2017

It's that time of year again to donate to Monterey County Gives!

Once again, Gateway Center of Monterey County, Inc. has been chosen to participate in the MCGives! Fundraising campaign. This campaign has been created by the Monterey County Weekly in collaboration with the Community Foundation for Monterey County, Packard Foundation and the Neumeier Poma Investment Counsel. 

MCGives! focuses on the mission of local non-profits and is committed to helping support agencies whose BIG IDEA will improve the health, welfare and environment of the Monterey community.

Gateway Center continues to prove the dedication and commitment of our mission to support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by expanding services to offer individualized, tailored programs. These programs will allow for more specialized support to all adults with disabilities.

We could not continue our mission without the support of all our donors. Friends, family and community members come together as a team to offer generous donations each year at this time. 

Donating through the MCGives! website; http://www.montereycountygives.com/ is a convenient way to support our mission. Or if you choose, make check payable to MCGives with Gateway Center in the note and mail to our administrative offices.

The total of all donations received through MCGives! will be matched by the Community Foundation for Monterey County. So, your donation is automatically increased! 

 As always, we are forever grateful for your support, we couldn't do it without your help!


Testimonials

To my son David, Gateway Center is the place where he lives among friends, enjoying as much independence as he can safely assert. He loves the constant activity of group living, and especially enjoys the staff. Though he enjoys visiting with family, he clearly values the autonomy and respect he finds at Gateway. There’s always something going on! As a Mom, I value the peace of mind Gateway provides. Now my son’s future is secure with friends, activities, and a rich social life.

The continued success of Gateway Center is not only vitally important to the residents and staff, but to the families who treasure the quality of life their loved ones would not otherwise enjoy as well. Gateway Center is not an institution warehousing the unfortunate. Gateway Center is a vibrant community that encourages each special resident to be the best that they can be.

Mary Lou/Mother of David, Gateway Resident

How reassuring it is to know that my Granddaughter is living happily under the secure roof of Gateway Center. I am grateful that she is healthy and safe, that she continues to learn how to function in and out of Gateway Center, and that she is receiving tender loving care. Such facilities are difficult to locate when trying to find placement for a family member who is developmentally disabled. We are fortunate. Lisa is encouraged to function to the highest extent of her ability in every area.

Mez/Grandmother of Lisa, Gateway Resident

I believe that the programs Gateway Center provides are excellent because they allow individuals to truly engage in the community and learn new things along the way."

Christopher’s brother, Mark, is ecstatic that Christopher has the opportunity to be a part of the Community Based Program. He believes that the program has improved his brother’s quality of life significantly because it gives Christopher the opportunity to express himself out in the community and is not limited to one place and he is always doing something new. Mark sees more excitement coming from Christopher since he has joined the Community Based program because he enjoys doing their daily activities and socializing with his friends.

Mark Elstob/Brother of Christopher, Gateway Resident