A new school year marks a new season for many school-aged children, and we're embarking on a new season here at The Gatehouse, too. 47 women with 70 children are working toward permanent healing and breaking cycles of abuse and poverty. More than 1,300 volunteers have been trained, events are scheduled for fall, the career development plan is underway, and the next step in our journey is to provide a place for childcare and early learning by building a childcare academy. As we continue to gear up and fill the neighborhoods, we thank you for sharing your time, talent and treasure so families who have nowhere else to turn but desire to work a program for permanent change, receive what's needed for a rewarding journey

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On-campus childcare academy campaign launches  

As The Gatehouse nears full capacity, a top priority is building an on-site childcare center to provide high-quality early learning for Gatehouse children.

The Gatehouse currently finances child care for our members through local centers, but our goal is to reduce this expense and better serve our families by keeping the children on The Gatehouse property for full-time child care/early learning, after-school care and evening/weekend care during their mothers' support group, counseling and life-skills meetings.

An on-campus Gatehouse childcare academy will also provide needed space for the full development of our Student Enrichment Program to serve approximately 150 Gatehouse children, ages 5 to 15. A third-party will operate the academy for profit and subsidize Gatehouse children for substantial saving to The Gatehouse.
High-quality early learning is even more important for disadvantaged children since it prepares them to start school at the same level as their peers. The Gatehouse's mission is to offer the women and children we serve an opportunity for permanent, positive change so they may reach their God-given potential. This $4.5 million project will equip Gatehouse children with the early-learning foundation necessary to achieve their highest potential. Construction is slated to begin late 2016 and be completed in one year.

Watch for upcoming details. Naming opportunities will be available.
B2S Back, back, back to school!   

Thank you to Chris & Kari Mawn and all the volunteers who created a Back to School Carnival for school-aged children to celebrate the new school year. Thanks to Celanese Foundation for providing a grant so each child had their needed school supplies and a new backpack.
GHVoice Gatehouse Voice: Assessments boost confidence 
"I found Accenture's (training modules) very beneficial. It helped me realize what I need to work on and where my areas of growth are. I also saw that I'm more prepared (for the workplace) than I thought. That was very important because I tend to think that I am not. I am so grateful and thankful to Accenture for offering me these assessments. This is just one more thing that has helped me grow and believe in myself. I am not the woman I was when I walked through those gates! Thank you!" -- from I.
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Community Calendar
Leslie Vernick

Get Rid of Negative Emotions
Sept. 15

   Do you know how to manage fear, anger, discouragement, despair, bitterness or resentment? Or do they control you and sometimes drive you to do or say things you regret? Leslie Vernick, a counselor, coach, and author will teach five specific strategies so negative emotions no longer control your life.
   Click here for tickets to her 6:30-8pm Sept. 15, seminar at The Gatehouse Event Center.
Giving Day

Mark your calendar to give Sept. 22

   Every gift of $25 or more from 6am until midnight on Tuesday, Sept. 22, will go further with more than $2 million dollars in bonus funds and prizes during North Texas Giving Day, sponsored by the Communities Foundation of Texas. Mark your calendar to give here.
   You can make a difference in the lives of women and children in crisis with your gift. Help our families discover new paths to permanent change.

Brad Sham to emcee 2nd Get in the Game

   Join keynote speakers Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett and Retired Admiral William McRaven as they share their views on leadership, character and moral courage during our second-annual Get in the Game. Brad Sham, sports broadcaster and "Voice of the Cowboys," will emcee.

   Luncheon begins 11:30am Monday, Oct. 17, at Dallas Cowboys headquarters The Star in Frisco, Texas. Get tickets or be a sponsor.
Keeps Boutique

 Help Keeps with member registry

   When women join The Gatehouse, they often come with only a backpack of items and their clothes are worn out or don't fit.
   As women heal and begin their journey to self-supportiveness, new clothing help women attend work and school with dignity. See our current members' needs and shop Keeps's registry.
   Don't want to shop? Donate online and indicate *Keeps Boutique* in the comments field.
Online Orientation

Online volunteer
  training available

    Our new online volunteer orientation is a quick, easy way to begin volunteering at The Gatehouse. See the Volunteer tab on our website to learn more, view opportunities and fill out an application and background check today.
   Also, if any scouts would like to support The Gatehouse as part of their Eagle Scout or Gold Award project, email Kim Taylor, Community Engagement director, to discuss opportunities. 

TableTops Nov. 18 to benefit GH kids

   Kick off the 2016 holiday season at volunteer extraordinaire Kari Mawn's 3rd-annual TableTops at 11am Nov. 18 at the Southlake Hilton. Guests will view and dine along wonderfully decorated tables featuring a reception style lunch and silent auction. Buy tickets here.
  Proceeds will help make GH holidays special year-round, as well as help build the on-campus childcare academy playground.
Special thanks to new, continuing partners
Aldi // Celanese Foundation // Colleyville Vision // Compass Church // Financial Planning Association DFW // Giggles and Grins Children Dentistry // Glenda Carley // Grapevine Farmer's Market // HEB & Central Market // IBM // Joy Weaver // Julie & Jim Thayer // Kari & Chris Mawn // Keeps Boutique registry shoppers // Kerin & Paul Beauchamp // Kindercare - Southlake // Miles Foundation // Nothing Bundt Cakes - Southlake // Oliver Dental // Primrose - Grapevine // Professional Turf Products // Roanake Pharmacy // S S Noah // Sharkey's Cuts for Kids - Southlake // Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association // Texas Health Resources // Texas Women of Finance // The Porterbox // Tory Burch LLC // Toyota Motor North America, Inc. // TXU
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