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Hi friends,

It may seem odd to say we celebrated October as Domestic Violence Awareness month. Yet, we at The Gatehouse do celebrate that this horrific issue is being brought into the light. Domestic Violence has now become a mainstream topic, and as a result, more women and children are reaching out for help.

But Domestic Violence is an issue beyond just each October. A local Domestic Violence shelter reported a 96 percent increase in calls over the past year. The good news: victims are reaching out. The bad news: every day thousands of families are being turned away from agencies who simply cannot handle the increased demand that increased awareness has generated.

Neighborhoods 3 & 4 at The Gatehouse have opened as our numbers reach 62 women and 90 children. We anticipate adding more than 30 women and probably 70 kids into the Independent Life Program during the first half of 2017. Watch for more information as we roll out the building campaign for our Early Learning Childcare Academy.

If you're a volunteer and supporter of The Gatehouse community, thank you. If you'd like to become a part of our team, learn more at gatehousegrapevine.com. Your time, talent and treasure are the very things you have been blessed with that can be a bright light of hope for women and children needing a hand up.

"Before my children and I came here to The Gatehouse, I always walked with my head down and only saw dirt and filth and ugliness. But now I am always looking up and all around me, and I see the stars, and colorful sunsets, and stupendous lightning, and blooming trees and flowers everywhere! Because I've found hope, I can see beauty again!" 
-a Gatehouse Member

The above message was made possible through your generous support.  

Thank you!

Deborah Lyons
Founder, Independent Life Program
Executive Director, The Gatehouse
UpdatesWhat's been happening at Gatehouse

Berkshire Hathaway Automotive golf tourney raises $240,000+

President George W. Bush & First Lady Laura Bush tour GH

GH Early Learning Childcare Academy campaign begins

Discover how you can help families this Christmas

Get in the Game 2016 raises DV awareness, $450,000+

Check mail for holiday card & end-of-year giving opps

30+ women have already joined, great gift for females in your life

Need meeting spaces for 2017? Email us about GH Event Center
StudentsFrom the Teacher's desk
The first scores of the year are available, and here's how Gatehouse students are excelling through this grading period:
By the numbers: 
  • 7 students had perfect attendance
  • 64 As (4 received all As)
  • 30 Bs (2 received As & Bs)
  • 12 Es (Excellent)
  • 2 students ranked in Top 25%
  • 1 student with a 4.875 GPA (4-point scale)
Comments from teachers: 
  • "Superior student award"
  • "Student contributes well in class"
  • "Pleasure to have in class"
  • "Very hard worker"
  • "It is such a joy to have A. in my class!"
EventsUpcoming Events
Wednesday, Nov. 9

Gatehouse Medical Care open house

Gatehouse Medical Care, located in our commercial strip off Stone Myers Parkway, now offers women's and pediatric healthcare services to Gatehouse members and children. Volunteers and donors are welcome to tour the new facility 4-6pm Nov. 9 during their open house. Gatehouse Medical Care is funded by the Texas Health Resources Foundation and staffed by the Texas Health Physicians Group personnel.
Friday, Nov. 18

Grab a friend, help build playground

Tickets are almost sold out. 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, as well as help build the on-campus childcare academy playground.
Thursday, Jan. 12

Live: Jon Gordon at next Workshop

Positive energy consisting of vision, trust, optimism, enthusiasm, purpose and spirit defines great leaders and their teams. For managers and team leaders looking to turn negative energy into positive achievement, The Energy Bus provides a powerful roadmap to overcome common life and work obstacles and bring out the best in yourself and your team. See Jon Gordon in person, and buy your $25 tickets here.
ThanksThank you to new, continuing partners
Ann & Carol Rhodes Charitable Trust // ame B designs //  American Airlines //  Bank of America // Berkshire Hathaway Automotive //  BBVA Compass Bank //  Central Market // DFW Airport // Eddie Clark & ProTurf Products // Fidelity // Flower Mound United Methodist // Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation & Dallas Cowboys // JPI // Kroger // Life Church // Living Word Lutheran Church // Microsoft // Miles Foundation // Southlake Style // William & Catherine Bryce Memorial Trust //  Women's Network Resource Group // Zak Products
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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.