Personal phone calls are also permitted to parents or legal guardians only, unless restricted by the placing agency. Upon intake into the program your child will be permitted to make an “intake call” letting you know that he/she is here. After that, the number of personal calls available to your child is based on their Level in the program. Please contact the Case Manager for further details.
Girls are allowed to place personal calls on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays typically between 4:30pm and 9:00pm.
Boys are allowed to place personal calls on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, typically between 4:30pm and 9:00pm.
Questions regarding your child’s case, progress in the program, and eligibility for passes should be directed to the Case Manager.
The treatment staff consists of an experienced Licensed Therapist/Treatment Supervisor, Director of Residential Services, Program Manager, Intake Coordinator, and Case Managers. Additionally the program contracts for physician services and Psychiatric services. Individual and group counseling sessions are planned and provided by trained clinical staff under the supervision of the Treatment Supervisor. Additionally, counseling with families and consultation with children’s social workers are included in our program. Treatment services include but are not limited to: Comprehensive Assessment, Psycho-educational groups, Goal achievement groups, Individual sessions, Stress Management groups, Anger Management groups, Substance Abuse groups, Group Living and Life Skills groups to name a few.
The recreation program at Gateway Children’s Services is designed to provide the clients with the opportunity to learn positive activities. Gateway clients are encouraged to implement these activities in their daily routine upon leaving the facility. By offering a variety of activities such as basketball, football, cornhole, arts and crafts, and a daily fitness program, the hope is to strengthen clients self esteem, confidence, self awareness, and overall feeling of self worth.
Gateway fitness program consists of aerobic training and strength training.
Aerobic training is achieved through a variety of modes in exercise such as running, stationary bikes, elliptical machines, dancing, and treadmills. The strength training is based on working with free weights and resistance machines.
Recreation outings are scheduled on a weekly basis and are planned to develop clients community awareness and help clients discover new positive activities to enhance their life after leaving treatment. Outings include trips to the park, ballpark, library, church, gym, airport, movies, bowling, pumpkin farm, factory tours and cookouts to name a few.
Guest speakers have visited the program to share positive life experiences and educational lessons. Recent speakers have been employees from the local health department speaking on health and fitness and Survivor star Roger Bingham sharing experiences from the Outback.
We provide on-site educational services in partnership with the Montgomery County School System. Children enrolled in our on-site school are not counted absent from their home school. Certified teachers & classroom aides provide our students the support and resources they need to succeed. We provide 210 instructional days per year, a 3-week summer school session & 1-week summer camp. Upon admission client’s educational needs are assessed & an individual educational plan is developed. Our classroom is equipped with individual computer stations, wireless technology, iPods, and smart boards. Educational services include regular instruction, special education services or gifted/talented, Read 180, AGS Text, Apex, Study Island, PLAN, EXPLORE, remedial/tutoring instruction, programs to help non readers, credit recovery, GED/ACT preparation/pre-testing and providing transportation for client’s to testing sites. Often some of clients graduate from high school while at our facility and begin taking college classes on-line.
Boys and girls, ages 10 – 17, are eligible for the program. Clients must be able to participate in their own self-care, and able to function in a residential treatment facility, group setting and school environment. Client referrals are accepted from DCBS, Family/District Court by court order, Department for Juvenile Justice, and CDW/ATD Workers. Weekend and after hours referrals are accepted by asking for the on-call worker.
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Type of facility: Licensed Residential Treatment Facility & Emergency Shelter w/ Treatment
Licensed Treatment: Yes
Clients: Male & Females, 10-17 years of age
Year Founded: 1981
Capacity: 28 (14 Male Beds, 14 Female Beds)
Average Length of Stay: 4-8 Months depending on the child’s progress
Number of Employees: 35
Accredited: Council On Accreditation
For Admissions Call: (859) 498-9892
Gateway Children's Wellness Policy