About Gateway

Gateway is Birmingham's oldest nonprofit and Alabama's leader in family solutions.  We move our state forward by building strong children and families with proven tools for success.  The result is game changing, with Alabamians reaching their full potential as connected, thriving and contributing citizens.

From accessible, affordable mental health therapy to financial counseling services, Gateway provides a synergistic array of solutions for children and families.  We also work with the state to keep families together, transition foster youth into strong young adults and find transformational foster parents for children from the hardest backgrounds of abuse and neglect.

Most notably, Gateway has produced the following outcomes for Alabama children and families:

  • Individuals and families have paid back more than $69 million of debt through Gateway's financial counseling services.
  • Gateway has a 94 percent success rate keeping families together and preventing child abuse/neglect through counseling services.
  • 95 percent of Gateway youth transitioning out of foster care have earned their high school diploma or GED compared to 55 percent in similar programs nationally.

In one year, Gateway produced the following outcomes for Alabama families and communities:

Stronger Youth

  • 18 foster youth enrolled in college
  • 34 foster youth got a job
  • 13 kids were adopted and found forever homes

Stronger Families

  • 88 children have returned to their families
  • 131 families stayed together through intensive in-home counseling

Stronger Finances

  • Families paid back more than $990,000 of debt
  • 98 families kept their homes
  • 234 families avoided bankruptcy
  • 184 families became mortgage ready
  • 39 families recovered pay-day loans and paid back creditors 

Our method is simple, but proven. When families reach their full potential, Alabama's education system, economy, workforce and communities thrive.  Thus Gateway's mission is not accomplished until children and families are able to contribute back to our state as extraordinary citizens.  

1401 20th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35205
Gateway Family Resource Center
Fax: 205-510-2621