A supportive living community where women and children in crisis receive ample time, safe refuge, practical resources and healthy relationships to discover new paths for permanent change.

Gatehouse celebrates FIRST Independent Life Program grad

As I sat in my van between my last few trips to Gatehouse for my belongings, it hit me: My daughter and I are moving to an apartment. Tears welled up as I realized this was a dream come true. 
God used many of you as bountiful blessings in my life.  And I can never say or do enough to show you the appreciation or impact of what I've received. During my 15 months, Gatehouse staff, advisors, counselors, medical, dental and volunteers supported me beyond measure. What a beautiful orchestra of individuals in harmony with God's plan, so richly putting themselves out there for others.
Gatehouse staff, I thank you for guidance and challenge. You could have continued to make things soft and easy for me, as you did during the initial months when we so desperately needed time to heal. As growth progressed, you loved me with gifts of discipline, accountability and responsibility.  You helped me grow with new habits, advice and big eyes to see me become more than what I would have ever dared to dream.
This community will always be a part of me. I have healed tremendously and feel ready and able to provide for my children now because of all of you. Thank you to all who have contributed to Gatehouse; you are the sweet silver lining of hope for many as they experience God's love graciously poured upon them through you. I commit to sharing your example in others' lives as you have so generously done in mine. 
-In Christ, G.

Congratulations, G. We're so proud of you and pray all of God's promises over your journey on this new path.  -GH staff

A look back at 2016, focus in 2017
We hope you already received our holiday card. As a Gatehouse supporter, please accept this additional thank you for helping to make this community a vibrant place and program for permanent change. Here is our progress from the past year so you can see where your investment is used: 

Critical in 2017

During the past 18 months our focus has been receiving women with the ability and attitude to work our program for permanent change, perfecting processes such as the intake model and cultivating collaboration through community relationships, such as with judges, automobile dealers and certified financial planners. 

One great need is for more families to be adopted as we accept the final 32 families in 2017. 

The next critical step is Early Learning for Gatehouse children. As we've shared before, the best way to  serve our Gatehouse children is by building an on-site early learning childcare academy. If you're interested in investing in children's education and care, consider The Gatehouse's academy as a way to participate in 2017.

We hope this glimpse into life at The Gatehouse helps you know we take your participation seriously and that we wisely leverage your support to benefit families ready and willing to build new lives. With 63 women and 90 kids today, we thank you for your thoughtful generosity.

Blessings this holiday season,

Need a gift for a woman in your life?

Give a gift with meaning to a special woman in your life this holiday.  Honor her with a membership in Circle 58, a new giving circle where women are committed to generously helping other women receive a financial hand up so cycles of abuse and poverty can end and they have the opportunity to build new lives.  It's the last chance to get the 2016 founding member bracelet, which comes beautifully wrapped and includes a personalized card. Limited time remaining, so email  info@circle58.com today .
More updates, ways to get involved
Jump on Energy Bus Jan. 12

   Renowned speaker Jon Gordon offers keen insights, actionable strategies and a big dose of positive infectious energy for managers, team leaders and families looking to turn negative energy into positive achievement.
   His engaging story The Energy Bus provides a powerful roadmap to overcome common life and work obstacles and bring out the best in yourself, your team & your relationships. 
    Buy $25 tickets for the Legacy Workshop from 9am to noon at The Gatehouse. Value: Priceless
ExxonMobil CEO gives $50,000 gift

   Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp., presented GH on Dec. 1 with the company's annual $50,000 Chairman's Holiday Gift. 
   "ExxonMobil is proud to support The Gatehouse's important work and mission to assist these families in such times of need while guiding them toward future success," Tillerson said.
   Tillerson established the holiday gift in 2006 to support North Texas nonprofit agencies.
TableTops funds 2 GH playgrounds

   TableTops 2016 drew more than 600 women to the sold-out event highlighting more than 30 lavish table decor concepts.
   The group raised nearly $135,000 this year, $125,000 of which will provide a playground at GH's upcoming on-campus Early Learning Childcare Academy.
   Michaela & Bryce Ruiz donated $25,000 to build the toddler playground. 
Funds are also used to make holidays and birthday parties special for GH children.

Christmas wishlist deadline extended

   There are 50+ wish lists remaining. We need your help! View  childrens ' &  womens' lists here .
   Gifts  NEW & UNWRAPPED  - should be dropped by Monday, Dec. 12  at the Community Center. Thank you for blessing our members!
Youth, infant car seats needed

   Thirty  car seats are needed for transportation during Student Enrichment programs as well as for new members. Only NEW car seats please.  Types needed: 
  • infant convertible, rear to front facing
  • toddler boosters with chest harness
  • youth boosters with belt path, which have detachable seat
Email us with questions.
Did you get your mailed card?

   We hope you received your holiday card and magnet in the mail. 
   If not, you can  update your information  here. 
   You won't get spam, just holiday cards, brochures and monthly e-progress updates. Let's stay in touch during 2017.
Thanks to new, continuing partners

Bank of America // BBVA Compass //  Cathy Romack //  Charlie Evans & team at Vandergriff Toyota in Arlington //  Debi Meek & team //  Enterprise Holdings Foundation //  ExxonMobil Corporation //  Hulla B'lu Fort Worth //  Grainger Foundation //  Julie & Jim Thayer //  Kari Mawn & TableTops committee //  Neal Assad & team at Texas Toyota of Grapevine //  Randi Worsham & team // Sid W. Richardson Foundation // Sue Brown & team //  Sundt Corporation //  TREC-Dallas Real Estate Council //  William & Catherine Bryce Memorial Trust

Early Learning Childcare Academy capital campaign
  • Amon G. Carter Foundation - $250,000
  • Clifton H. Morris & Sheridan C. Morris Foundation - $5,000
  • TableTops Southlake - $125,000, main playground
  • Michaela & Bryce Ruiz - $25,000, toddler playground

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 news paths for permanent change.