Proven Outcomes

Proven Outcomes

Gateway has Alabama's longest track record of positive outcomes for children, families and communities.


Long-Term Outcomes
  • Gateway has a 95% success rate keeping families together and preventing child abuse or neglect.
  • Since 1997, Gateway has helped families pay back more than $70 million of debt.
  • In four years, Gateway has helped more than 300 foster children find forever homes and families.
  • Gateway exceeds national statistics in helping foster youth graduate from high school, get a job and transition into adulthood.
  • More than 70% of teachers see improvements in classroom performance and behavior because of Gateway school therapists.

Since launching our strategic plan in January 2016
  • More than 125 foster youth got a job.
  • More than 70 foster youth enrolled in college.
  • Almost 300 therapeutic foster youth returned to family.
  • More than 30 therapeutic  foster youth were adopted.
  • Over 400 families kept together through in-home counseling.
  • Families paid back more than $2 million of debt.
  • More than 80 families kept their homes and avoided foreclosure.
In Just One Year
  • Families paid back $991,212 of debt
  • 131 families stayed together after intensive in-home counseling
  • 88 children returned to their families
  • A record-breaking 13 foster children were adopted
  • 98 families kept their homes and avoided foreclosure
  • 234 families avoided bankruptcy
  • 41 teens in foster care got a job and are learning to become independent adults