Gateway is a mentoring and outreach program that supports adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities who are either involved in the criminal justice system or at-risk of being criminalized. The Gateway program works with individuals under the care of Community Living BC (CLBC) to provide community inclusion support.
Utilizing strength-based, client-centered, and relationship building approaches, Gateway can support individuals from diverse backgrounds and circumstances. As a result service delivery is adapted or individualized according to the needs of each person. The Gateway support worker, facilitator, and the person served work collaboratively to determine service plans and goals. Where appropriate, the input of family members and other community stakeholders can be incorporated. Some of the main ways the program can help are:
In addition to our individualized support, we also provide multiple weekly group activities that we call Connections. Connections is all about providing age-appropriate therapeutic recreational activities that promote social inclusion, learning opportunities, and interpersonal relationships in a safe and fun environment. To prevent financial barriers to participation, all activities are free!
Program is funded and works in partnership with: