Gateway needs a new facility so that it can continue to effectively meet the safety and support needs of women and children fleeing domestic violence. The shelter was built in 1983. Since that time, the community’s population has grown from 80,278 to 193,535 people. Gateway does not own the building where the shelter is located, and the owner needs the property. The current lease expires on December 31, 2020, and Gateway plans to move before that time. Additionally, the demand for shelter space has increased significantly in recent years, requiring Gateway to overcrowd the shelter and book hotel rooms for families.
Susan J. Daniell
T. Loren Funk
Gateway’s founding members and honorary Gateway to 2020 campaign chairs.
From left: Lynda Askew, Deborah Mack, Sissy Lawson and Julia Cromartie.