Thank you for giving your time, talents, wisdom and finances as we continue adding families and grow into Neighborhoods 3 & 4. You are needed and appreciated so families can work toward permanent healing, self-supportiveness and discover new paths for themselves and their children.

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GITG Garrett, McRaven to speak at Get in the Game 2016
Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett (left) and Retired Admiral William McRaven

Join keynote speakers Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett and Retired Admiral William McRaven - former head of the U.S. Special Operations Command and now Chancellor for the University of Texas system - as they share their views on leadership, character and the moral courage needed to leave a legacy through life's challenges and adversities during Get in the Game 2016.

The luncheon begins 11:30am Monday, Oct. 17, at the Dallas Cowboys newly-built world headquarters, The Ford Center at The Frisco Star, in Frisco, Texas. This second-annual domestic violence awareness event - hosted by The Gatehouse and sponsored by the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation - aims to foster a spirit of community collaboration so women & children in crisis can discover new paths for permanent, positive change.

Become a sponsor! Great way to reward employees with tickets or to have a meaningful day out with friends.
Career Meet our new Career Development Manager
Jerry Haden
 Career Development Manager
Jerry Haden joined The Gatehouse team in June as Career Development Manager. Her role is an integral component of the newly launched Career Development Program to help Gatehouse women secure self-sustaining employment.

During her first month, she met with members individually to introduce job search strategies, discuss career aspirations, review resumes, discuss job interviewing skills and attire, and mark a path going forward to help the women find meaningful, self-sustaining careers.

Jerry has also helped launch three assessment and training tools generously donated to The Gatehouse: IBM Kenexa, a talent management system through IBM's Smarter Workforce; Skills to Succeed specifically designed by Accenture for Gatehouse members; and Fuel50's career path software through Texas Health Resources. 

As part of an IBM grant, their team collaborated with staff to develop The Gatehouse's Career Development Strategic Plan as well as the upcoming Gatehouse HR Circle, a unique group of HR representatives who can provide a practical hand up in the marketplace with their expertise and skills.

If you'd like to know more about the HR Circle or how to get involved, use the button below to contact Jerry.
Voice Gatehouse Voice: Graduation another step forward
"I want people to know I'm a hardworking woman, and I have overcome many adversities. I have a very rough past, but I am still fighting to better myself. What
keeps me going is hope and knowledge. Gatehouse has been awesome. It's the best place I have ever lived. All the advisors and volunteers show me love and make an impact in my life by supporting and motivating me to become better."
-- from K.
K. graduated in May from Tarrant County College with an associate's in Nursing and is currently applying to bachelor degree programs to continue her Nursing education. In addition, four Gatehouse high school students graduated and plan to attend college during the next school year.
UnitedWay Gatehouse honored to join with United Way
From the United Way: The Gatehouse became a program partner of United Way of Tarrant County starting July 1. The Gatehouse was welcomed into the United Way family after successfully completing a rigorous partnership review process.
"We are very excited to have The Gatehouse as a new partner," said Marilyn Jones, United Way Executive Vice President. "We believe the organization has a great vision in its holistic approach to domestic abuse recovery."
As a United Way program partner, The Gatehouse will receive funds for the Independent Life Program this year from the United Way Community Fund. The Gatehouse also will be part of the annual United Way campaign held at hundreds of Tarrant County workplaces. It will be eligible to receive contributions from donors who contribute to the Community Fund as well as donations from those who designate their United Way gift directly to The Gatehouse.

"We appreciate this opportunity and are grateful to become a partner for positive change in our community." 
Lisa Rose, projectHandUp President
GYPs GYPs serve GH members at Freedom Bash 
Gatehouse women and children were treated to In N Out burgers and Steel City Pop popsicles during The Gatehouse Young Professionals (GYP) first Freedom Bash. GYP Volunteers raised funds to host the food trucks as well as gather supplies for face painting, crafts, water balloons, bubbles and sports games.

Young adults, working or non-working, who want to get involved or attend the next GYP event can email the GYP Team or find the group on Facebook.  

Thank you to GYP's first event sponsors: Credera, Deloitte, SPS Roofing and Strike. Gatehouse staff appreciates all the GYP volunteers for their time, spirit, planning and heart -- especially founders Karly Griffith, Reilly Smith and Nicole Votsmier, as well as their mentor Tanya Little.
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Who Switched Off My Brain on July 12
    What you think with your mind changes your brain, and you are designed with the power to switch on your brain. As an internationally respected neuroscientist and speaker, Dr. Caroline Leaf's techniques can help you discover how to gain control of your thoughts, which affect your attitude, happiness and quality of life.
   The July 12 workshop is great for men and women, including students and employees.
   Get your ticket and be one of the first attendees at our new Legacy Workshops.
LAST CALL! back-to-school clothes
   Let's make returning to school an exciting time for the 30+ elementary-aged Gatehouse children. With new stylish clothes that fit their personality, the kids can go to school with confidence and dignity.
   See what's needed and get more information at our online registry here. Whether you pick all of a child's needs or choose a few items, every bit helps. 
   We're in the process of personalizing each child's bag, so drop items or have them shipped ASAP.

Shop Kendra Scott for Give Back 

  Join Keeps Boutique for sips and sweets during a fun shopping event from 5-8pm July 21 at the Kendra Scott store in Southlake, located in Town Square at 321 Grand Ave. W.
   During those hours, 20 percent of all sales will go directly to Keeps, a clothing boutique at The Gatehouse for women and children to have new clothes so they can attend work and school with dignity.
   Pick out some new pieces and support GH members at the same time.  
Special thanks to new, continuing partners
Accenture // Amon G. Carter Foundation // Colleyville Women's Club // Fellowship UMC // Fort Worth Foundation // Gateway Church // Hillcrest Foundation // Hudson Foundation // Katrine Menzing Deakins Charitable Trust // Kroger in Keller // Kroger in Southlake // Lowe Foundation // National Charity League - Southlake Chapter // Sid W. Richardson Foundation // Southlake Women's Club // Sundt Foundation // Tarrant Area Food Bank // Tory Burch LLC // Trophy Club Women's Club // United Way of Tarrant County 
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