More than just
All of our programs exist so that families who come to us can achieve richer, more stable lives. The cornerstones of our program are one-on-one case management sessions, individualized housing plans, and referrals to long-term and off-site resources—but we offer so much more.
Permanent Housing Assistance
Our case managers work intensively with families to get them permanently re-housed as quickly as possible after entering our program; generally in less than 30 days. We provide emergency start-up funds, moving services, donated furniture and household goods, and case management assistance for families we’ve helped place in new homes.
24-Hour Emergency Shelter
Gateway180 is the only 24 hour shelter in St. Louis—and the only one that keeps families together. Families in need of immediate housing have access to case management, counseling, comfortable beds in private or semi-private rooms, three hot meals per day, and laundry and mail service.
Operation Brown Bag
Gateway180 often has free brown bag lunches on hand to distribute to low-income members of the community. Every week, G180 accepts pre-made meals prepared in a certified kitchen from generous volunteers, and they are then distributed to hungry people coming to our front door.
We provide classes that focus on important skills for living an independent life, including parenting, landlord and tenant rights, financial literacy, housekeeping, home maintenance, and healthcare and nutrition.
Therapeutic Counseling for Adults
Every person that passes through Gateway180’s doors has the opportunity to be referred and connected with a counselor for assessments and personal counseling.
Therapeutic Children's Counseling and Children's Psycho-Social Programs
We work with children to overcome anxiety and frustration as a result of living without permanent housing. Our focus is to attend to the individual needs of each and every child, as well as to teach them to work in a group with others.
Our 9-week summer camp for kids is completely free to families entering our programs. While parents take the necessary steps to secure permanent housing through our assistance, our team of child specialists and licensed clinical social worker interact with the kids day-to-day. The children enjoy a themed curriculum, guest speakers and field trips each week.
The Inspiration Store
As our clients volunteer or meet milestones in their journey, they earn G180 “shares,” giving them buying power. They can spend their shares in the Inspiration Store, which carries items like beauty products and other non-necessities.
Gateway180 reserves space in our shelter for community overflow, especially in winter. Often, law enforcement will bring families to us in need of a warm bed for a night.