At-risk and disturbed children from newborn to age 19 are served in Gateway Woods' programs for a variety of reasons. Their home life may be disrupted by divorce, alcoholism, abandonment or the death of a parent. Many have suffered the trauma of neglect or emotional, physical or sexual abuse. There may have been failed prior placements.
We treat children with problems such as:
- Oppositional/defiant behavior
- Incorrigible/status offenders
- Post traumatic stress
- Drug and alcohol related issues
- Eating disorders
- Mild mental disabilities (I.Q. 70+)
- Pregnant teens or teens with babies
- Special medical needs
Gateway Woods serves children from:
- County Offices of Family and Children
- Juvenile Probation Departments
- Department of Correction
- Special Education Cooperatives
- Private referrals
Gateway Woods tailors educational, recreational, and vocational activities to the needs and abilities of each child. Therapy includes individual, group and family counseling by Masters level therapists. Our goal is to help both children and parents in a balanced way that enables them to move past current barriers to create a positive, productive future.
Gateway Woods offers five different programs which include: Residential Care, Foster Care, Home-Based Services, Ongrounds School/Day Treatment, and Adoption. Our programs are grounded in a biblical perspective and provided by a dedicated Christian staff. Throughout the years, each new component of service has sprung from our skilled workers' awareness and our leadership's clear committment to the pressing needs of the whole child, the whole family, the whole problem.
As a result, today Gateway Woods is a provider of choice for a variety of children's services in northeast Indiana and beyond.