Dear Friends,
   As we start our third year with 161 members, we thank you for your friendship and lean  in to address the next critical issues. 
  To prepare for our first graduating class and accept 31 more families, h ere's where your continued support is needed:

--Adopt the next  31 families as our first group of members continue to graduate and new women join the community

-- Increase   HR Circle membership by referring top human resources leaders

-- Strengthen our

Thanks for your partnership, and remember you can register  for volunteer training or RSVP for a tour to learn more.
Happy spring & new beginnings to you,

Lisa Rose
Gatehouse President
Give with purpose this Mother's Day

Mothers mean the world to us at The Gatehouse. They are paving the way, changing the trajectory of their children's lives every single day. 
This Mother's Day, honor the amazing mothers in your life -- mothers who touched your life, mothers with a child in heaven or mothers you never knew -- by supporting a Gatehouse mom.

Give a gift with purpose -- such as a Circle 58 membership or a donation in any amount -- in honor or memory of the mothers, grandmothers, wives, sisters and special women who have impacted your life. 
Share a tribute to the amazing moms in your life by using #ShareGHLove on Facebook or Twitter.

As part of your gift, you can print or email this card.
Click here to #ShareGHLove
Community round-up

Sponsor 3rd Get in the Game this October
   Planning is underway for our third annual Get in the Game. The event at AT&T Stadium on a Monday TBD in October.
   Underwritten by the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation, last year 98 percent of your support went directly to The Gatehouse. Past events have featured top-notch speakers such as Jason Witten (2015) and Coach Garrett with Ret. Admiral William H. McRaven (2016).
   Support The Gatehouse so women and children in crisis can discover new paths for permanent, positive change. Sponsorship opportunities 
available now.

GH Academy at 38% of $4.5 million goal

   Early learning is a fundamental need for Gatehouse children and is one of the most expensive items in our budget. 
   Childcare in DFW often exceeds the cost of in-state college tuition. In order to address this need, prepare our Gatehouse children to begin kindergarten at the same level as their peers and provide a dedicated space for our Student Enrichment programs, we will break ground this summer for an Early Learning Childcare Academy on our campus. 
   Learn more and leave a legacy by  supporting this crucial project.

UNT, Walters pick members for m.chat
   The Gatehouse welcomes Dr. Scott Walters, UNT Health Sciences, and his research team as they present their innovative health management program, m.chat.  
   The Gatehouse is the first expansion-site recipient of this research project. m.chat is a mobile health-coaching program designed to help people create life-style patterns to improve their health and wellness, physically, mentally and emotionally. 
   m.chat clients work one-on-one with a health coach over 18 months to set and achieve health goals. Clients also have access to a wellness account for chat bucks that can be used to purchase items to help them reach their health goals.

Volunteers plant 
seeds of ho p e

    We have exceptional volunteers who nourish the minds, bodies and spirits of our members. They lift us and encourage us. They provide knowledge, support and love. 
   Our volunteers bless us each day, and without them we would not be able to meet our mission. Thank you to all that serve -- your time and dedication means so much to us and our member families.
   Discover more about our volunteer program
and the numerous opportunities at GH.

"We plant the seeds that one day will grow. We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise." 
-Archbishop Oscar Romero

Keynote/Vale t


Investment Sponsors
$500,000+ raised for next 31 families
Sponsors and supporters "showed up" in a big way at last week's HandUp for Success Corporate Luncheon. We're happy to report that contributions exceeded our $500,000 goal, so now the next 31 families accepted can discover new paths for permanent, positive change through the Independent Life Program. See guests enjoying the photo station, browse event photos and read the  recap .

Big thanks to Deloitte's Cathy Engelbert, AT&T's Randall Stephenson and BNSF's Matt Rose for leading the discussion.
Member speaks against child abuse

Gatehouse Member Dellandra, a former foster child, speaks during an April Child Abuse Prevention Month event hosted by Dallas CASA.

Dellandra was supported by her fellow UNT PUSH members. Behind them, the hanging shirts represent the 24 DFW children who have died from child abuse this year already. 

Former foster care child and Gatehouse member Dellandra bravely shared about her turbulent youth during an April  Child Abuse Prevention Month  event hosted by  Dallas CASA.

Dellandra attends the University of North Texas (UNT) and is pursing her social work degree. She's also a member of Persevere UNTil Success Happens (PUSH), a UNT student organization that raises awareness in the public and university communities about the experiences of youth in the child welfare system. The group also aims to promote excellence, positive support, resources and fellowship to foster care alumni and students.

Dellandra became a foster child at age 3 after she was found
unresponsive  with burns covering most of her body and a life-threatening infection.

While her mom was serving a 60-year sentence, Dellandra journeyed through three negligent foster-care homes which led to more infections to her wounds and more abuse. 

"Being abused early on affected my self-esteem and self-image, and when I was 15 my (foster) family member took advantage of that," she said. "At that time in my life, being abused was less dramatic than being moved to another home and not knowing whether I would be in a safer situation or not."

Her Gatehouse advisor, who attended the event, said Dellandra has overcome her trauma with a heart to help others. 
Thanks to new, continuing partners
Cathy Romack and Shop Team  //  Central Market - Southlake // Colleyville Woman's Club  //  Coppell High School National Art Society  //  Dr. Poornima Prasad, Tech Mahindra  //  Gracie Vega, Gaylord Texasn  //  JPI  //  Kate Clifford, Accenture  //  Nancy Forrest  //  Nordstom Rack for Juniors  //  Ralph Lauren  //  Sonia Lowery, LHH  //  Susan Steinbrecher, Steinbrecher & Associates  //  Thomas M., Helen McKee & John P. Ryan Foundation // Trophy Club Women's Club // Wells Fargo

Read about the wonderful Hand Up For Success luncheon sponsors.
April 28-30

GH is one beneficiary of Art in the Square 2017
April 28

Keeps Boutique at GH is a beneficiary of IIDA Dallas / Fort Worth's fifth CRE8 Design Challenge and Fashion Show
Early Learning Childcare Academy Capital Campaign
Amon G. Carter Foundation // John & Nancy Fegan  //  The Gradus Foundation  //   The Morris Foundation//  Paticum Foundation  //  Patricia & Randall Ptaszinik // Rose Family Foundation  //  Michaela & Bryce Ruiz  //  The Ryan Foundation  //  Clifton H. Morris & Sheridan C. Morris Foundation  //  Christine & Jim Snead  //  Tabletops Southlake

The Gatehouse is a supportive living community, located on 61 acres in the D/FW Metroplex, where women and children in crisis receive ample time, safe refuge, practical resources and healthy relationships to break cycles of abuse / poverty and discover new paths for permanent change.