Our Story

In the early 1980s, a group of concerned community leaders took notice of incidents of domestic violence across the country and decided to act locally. They founded Gateway House, now known as Gateway Domestic Violence Center, in October 1982.


Over the years Gateway’s programs have grown and so have its facilities. But one thing that has never changed is the commitment of the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and donors to make a positive impact on the fight against domestic violence in Hall County.


Our Mission:


Gateway provides safety, shelter and support for those impacted by domestic violence.


Our Vision:


Gateway will meet all of the basic needs of domestic violence survivors in our community.

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We Believe:


  • In the dignity and self-worth of each individual.
  • That abuse is a crime
  • That people have the right to live in an environment free of physical and emotional abuse.
  • That victims of domestic violence have a right to legal representation, regardless of their ability to pay.
  • That victims of domestic violence have the right to choose what to do about an abusive relationship.