Gateway Gateway is a game changer for Alabama children and families. We are Birmingham's oldest social services agency and leader in family solutions involving family counseling, foster care and financial counseling.

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Continue to check out the Alabama Public Health page for great updates on the COVID-19 vaccine!
09/13/2021

Continue to check out the Alabama Public Health page for great updates on the COVID-19 vaccine!

Across the world, more than 4 billion doses have been given, making it one of the most widely administered vaccines in history. In turn, this also means it is the most widely studied and used vaccine in the history of modern medicine. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines at alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19vaccine.

As unprecedented numbers of kids and parents are hospitalized with the delta variant, please read the following informat...
08/30/2021

As unprecedented numbers of kids and parents are hospitalized with the delta variant, please read the following information from our friends at Children's of Alabama and other Children’s Hospitals across the country.

Children’s requests doing the following to protect your family’s health:

1. Get vaccinated if you are eligible.
2. Mask responsibly.
3. Continue social distancing and frequent hand washing.

Thank you to all of the healthcare professionals on the front lines of COVID-19. We are committed to amplifying and passing along credible, medical information to our children, families, and foster homes.

Today, The New York Times and Los Angeles Times feature our plea to all Americans. It’s urgent that we take the scientifically proven measures to protect our children:
- Get vaccinated. 💉
- Wear masks, especially in schools. 😷
- Social distance and wash hands. 🤲

Wishing you and your loved ones a safe & healthy Independence Day!
07/04/2021

Wishing you and your loved ones a safe & healthy Independence Day!

Wishing you and your loved ones a safe & healthy Independence Day!

Today is one of remembrance and rejoicing the promise of freedom with loved ones. #HappyJuneteenth
06/19/2021

Today is one of remembrance and rejoicing the promise of freedom with loved ones. #HappyJuneteenth

Today is one of remembrance and rejoicing the promise of freedom with loved ones. #HappyJuneteenth

As we continue to honor Foster Care Awareness Month, we want to recognize the game changers that make an impact. We rece...
05/26/2021

As we continue to honor Foster Care Awareness Month, we want to recognize the game changers that make an impact. We recently spoke with experienced foster parent and Gateway staff, Marvin Henderson, who shared his journey of fostering. Read the full story on our blog through the link below! https://conta.cc/2RFRuvb

As always, if you or someone you know are interested in beginning your journey to becoming a foster parent contact us through our website to learn how!

#AwarenessWednesday #beagamechanger #trainwithgateway

As we continue to honor Foster Care Awareness Month, we want to recognize the game changers that make an impact. We recently spoke with experienced foster parent and Gateway staff, Marvin Henderson, who shared his journey of fostering. Read the full story on our blog through the link below! https://conta.cc/2RFRuvb

As always, if you or someone you know are interested in beginning your journey to becoming a foster parent contact us through our website to learn how!

#AwarenessWednesday #beagamechanger #trainwithgateway

Research shows that children in foster care face staggering odds. Across the nation, approximately 20,000 youth age out ...
05/19/2021

Research shows that children in foster care face staggering odds. Across the nation, approximately 20,000 youth age out of care annually with 20% facing homelessness the day they leave care. However, data also shows that foster youth have better, more positive outcomes when they have strong support systems in place.

This #AwarenessWednesday, help us build a brighter future by becoming part of a foster youth’s journey. Contact us to find out more about our foster parent training! Whether you are thinking about it or just want to learn more, visit us at gway.org

#AwarenessWednesday #beagamechanger #trainwithgateway

Research shows that children in foster care face staggering odds. Across the nation, approximately 20,000 youth age out of care annually with 20% facing homelessness the day they leave care. However, data also shows that foster youth have better, more positive outcomes when they have strong support systems in place.

This #AwarenessWednesday, help us build a brighter future by becoming part of a foster youth’s journey. Contact us to find out more about our foster parent training! Whether you are thinking about it or just want to learn more, visit us at gway.org

#AwarenessWednesday #beagamechanger #trainwithgateway

In 2020, a year full of never before seen challenges, 814 children were adopted finding their forever home. Despite the ...
05/13/2021

In 2020, a year full of never before seen challenges, 814 children were adopted finding their forever home. Despite the rise of children entering care due to COVID-19, Gateway saw an increase in adoptions with over 22% of our foster youth finding their forever homes.

This couldn’t have been accomplished without our amazing foster caregivers. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent or obtaining more information, contact us today. Gateway is offering online training and we want YOU to be a part of it!

#AwarenessWednesday #beagamechanger #trainwithgateway

In 2020, a year full of never before seen challenges, 814 children were adopted finding their forever home. Despite the rise of children entering care due to COVID-19, Gateway saw an increase in adoptions with over 22% of our foster youth finding their forever homes.

This couldn’t have been accomplished without our amazing foster caregivers. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent or obtaining more information, contact us today. Gateway is offering online training and we want YOU to be a part of it!

#AwarenessWednesday #beagamechanger #trainwithgateway

“Family is not defined by our genes, it is built and maintained through love.” .Wishing a Happy Mother’s Day to all of t...
05/09/2021

“Family is not defined by our genes, it is built and maintained through love.”
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Wishing a Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mother figures who provide unconditional love! 🌸

“Family is not defined by our genes, it is built and maintained through love.”
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Wishing a Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mother figures who provide unconditional love! 🌸

Did you know there are over 6,000 children in the Alabama foster care system? The need for support services, essential i...
05/05/2021

Did you know there are over 6,000 children in the Alabama foster care system? The need for support services, essential items and foster homes is at an all-time high. Foster youth need the support of our communities, now more than ever, and game changers like you can make a positive impact.

If you or someone you know is interested in fostering, contact us today to learn about our upcoming online training classes!
#AwarenessWednesday #beagamechanger #trainwithgateway

Did you know there are over 6,000 children in the Alabama foster care system? The need for support services, essential items and foster homes is at an all-time high. Foster youth need the support of our communities, now more than ever, and game changers like you can make a positive impact.

If you or someone you know is interested in fostering, contact us today to learn about our upcoming online training classes!
#AwarenessWednesday #beagamechanger #trainwithgateway

May 1st means we’re officially kicking off Foster Care Awareness month! Each Wednesday in May we will share information ...
05/02/2021

May 1st means we’re officially kicking off Foster Care Awareness month! Each Wednesday in May we will share information here about the foster care system as well as available resources.

Follow along to learn more about foster care, our agency and how to get involved. We’d love to connect with you!

To find out more, visit gway.org or contact us at (205) 510-2600.

May 1st means we’re officially kicking off Foster Care Awareness month! Each Wednesday in May we will share information here about the foster care system as well as available resources.

Follow along to learn more about foster care, our agency and how to get involved. We’d love to connect with you!

To find out more, visit gway.org or contact us at (205) 510-2600.

Today, Governor Ivey announced that eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations will expand to include everyone age 16 and old...
04/02/2021

Today, Governor Ivey announced that eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations will expand to include everyone age 16 and older beginning April 5, 2021!

Read the full press release at https://conta.cc/2PtMHM4 and for information on the vaccine visit gway.org

Today, Governor Ivey announced that eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations will expand to include everyone age 16 and older beginning April 5, 2021!

Read the full press release at https://conta.cc/2PtMHM4 and for information on the vaccine visit gway.org

Happy Social Work Month! Thank you to each of our staff and fellow social workers for all you are doing to #CareThroughC...
03/01/2021

Happy Social Work Month! Thank you to each of our staff and fellow social workers for all you are doing to #CareThroughCOVID

Happy Social Work Month! Thank you to each of our staff and fellow social workers for all you are doing to #CareThroughCOVID

Ms. Maraldine Hill has gone above and beyond to #CareThroughCOVID as a Gateway foster parent AND a Jefferson County Depa...
02/25/2021
Gateway foster parent administers COVID-19 vaccines - Gateway

Ms. Maraldine Hill has gone above and beyond to #CareThroughCOVID as a Gateway foster parent AND a Jefferson County Department of Health employee.

Thank you, Ms. Hill, for your work administering vaccines to our community!!

https://www.gway.org/blog/gateway-foster-parent-administers-covid-19-vaccines

Ms. Maraldine Hill, Gateway foster parent, administers vaccines to Jefferson County residents. Ms. Maraldine Hill has gone above and beyond to #CareThroughCOVID not only as a foster parent, but also administering more than 300 COVID-19 vaccines per day to Jefferson County residents. Ms. Hill ...

What we're reading today about the positive effects of vaccines:Half of eligible citizens in Israel have received their ...
02/11/2021
Vaccine vs variant: Promising data in Israel's race to defeat pandemic

What we're reading today about the positive effects of vaccines:

Half of eligible citizens in Israel have received their COVID-19 vaccine, which has resulted in a 53% reduction in new cases. Find out more good news at the link below!

#Carethroughcovid #covid19

https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN2AA0N0

Israel’s swift vaccination rollout has made it the largest real-world study of Pfizer Inc's COVID-19 vaccine. Results are trickling in, and they are promising.

Gateway joins the family, friends, colleagues, and former clients in mourning the loss of Jackie Davis Fowler, our forme...
12/11/2020
Remembering the Legacy of Jackie Davis Fowler, LICSW - Gateway

Gateway joins the family, friends, colleagues, and former clients in mourning the loss of Jackie Davis Fowler, our former Vice President of Community and Clinical Programs.

Jackie served at Gateway for more than 40 years, positively impacting generations of children, families, and staff. From the day she started at Gateway as a social work intern, Jackie embodied our mission and stopped at nothing to make permanency possible for children.

Find out more about Jackie and help us remember her tremendous legacy by clicking the link below.

https://www.gway.org/blog/remembering-the-legacy-of-jackie-davis-fowler-licsw

Jackie Davis Fowler, LICSW 1951 - 2020 Gateway joins the family, friends, colleagues and former clients in mourning the loss of Jackie Davis Fowler, former Vice President of Community and Clinical Programs.  Jackie served Gateway children and families for more than 40 years, positively ...

Even during a pandemic, 1 in 5 Gateway foster youth were adopted in 2020!  In honor of National Adoption Day, we are cel...
11/21/2020
1 in 5 Gateway foster youth adopted in 2020. - Gateway

Even during a pandemic, 1 in 5 Gateway foster youth were adopted in 2020! In honor of National Adoption Day, we are celebrating lifesaving results, as well as our foster parents, staff, Board of Directors, and major funding partners who made them possible:

United Way of Central Alabama
Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
Mike and Gillian Goodrich Foundation
State of Alabama COVID-19 Nonprofit Assistance Grant

Find out more at the link below!

#NationalAdoptionDate #CareThroughCOVID

https://www.gway.org/blog/1-in-5-gateway-foster-youth-adopted-in-2020

Celebrating National Adoption Day with game changing results. In Honor of National Adoption Day, Gateway salutes all of the brave and proud parents who have chosen to build their families through adoption. All families are unique and special, and each adoptive family has a heart journey al...

Grateful to @twomen_bhm for bringing a truckload of warmth to Gateway on this rainy day! We are overjoyed at the donatio...
10/28/2020

Grateful to @twomen_bhm for bringing a truckload of warmth to Gateway on this rainy day! We are overjoyed at the donations @vhelppto provided that will keep our kids warm all winter!

Are you registered to vote?  Do you need to apply for an absentee ballot?  Where is your polling place?Find important de...
10/07/2020
Alabama Voting Information Through COVID-19 - Gateway

Are you registered to vote? Do you need to apply for an absentee ballot? Where is your polling place?

Find important deadlines, links, and more Alabama voting information during COVID-19. Check out the link below! #CareThroughCOVID

https://www.gway.org/blog/voting-information-through-covid-19

Voting Information Through COVID-19 Stay safe while voting. Important dates, links, and information to cast your vote! During a global pandemic, your health and safety are extremely important. So is your voice in this year’s election. Below is helpful information about voting during COVID-19, ...

Want the latest COVID-19 medical information and insight to keep your family and community safe?  UAB Medicine's Dr. Mic...
09/29/2020
COVID-19 Update from Infectious Disease Expert, Dr. Michael Saag - Gateway

Want the latest COVID-19 medical information and insight to keep your family and community safe? UAB Medicine's Dr. Michael Saag gave a fantastic presentation to business leaders at Rotary Club of Birmingham.

Dr. Saag's presentation is well worth your time, as well as your family's. We have provided a link to it on our website.

#CareThroughCOVID

https://www.gway.org/blog/covid-19-update-from-infectious-disease-expert-dr-michael-saag

COVID-19 Update and Medical Insights from Dr. Michael Saag. Dr. Michael Saag, an internationally known infectious disease expert at UAB, updates community and business leaders on all things COVID-19. In the video below, Saag presents to the Birmingham Rotary Club medical insight on the impact COV...

Governor Kay Ivey announced an amended safer at home order today extending the statewide mask requirement for Alabama. I...
07/29/2020
Alabama Extends Statewide Mask Ordinance - Gateway

Governor Kay Ivey announced an amended safer at home order today extending the statewide mask requirement for Alabama. Individuals will continue to be required to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public and in close contact with other people, as described in the order.

The ordinance will remain in effect through August 31st, at 5:00 p.m.

A link to the full order and additional resources can be found on our blog!

https://www.gway.org/blog/alabama-extends-statewide-mask-ordinance

Face Masks Required Statewide in Alabama On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, Governor Kay Ivey issued her fifteenth supplemental emergency proclamation containing an amended Safer at Home Order that extends a statewide mask requirement. The requirement for individuals to wear a mask or other facial cove...

07/28/2020
These Birmingham nonprofits are advocating for children. Join them today | Bham Now

We are thrilled to be recognized by our friends at Bham Now !

The exponential needs and complexities serving foster youth, children with mental health needs, and kids at risk of abuse or neglect through COVID-19 are unprecedented.

Thanks to partners like you, United Way of Central Alabama, Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, as well as our all-star staff, foster parents and Board, we can rise to the needs of Alabama children and families during the global pandemic.

Do you want to find out more about foster care? Are you interested in foster parenting? DM us!

#carethroughcovid

These Birmingham nonprofits aim to be and create that system for families and individuals who need it most. Check it out!

“We are one people; we are only family. And when we finally accept these truths, then we will be able to fulfill Dr. Kin...
07/27/2020
Congressman John Lewis received at Alabama Capitol where he will lie in state

“We are one people; we are only family. And when we finally accept these truths, then we will be able to fulfill Dr. King's dream to build a beloved community, a nation, and a world at peace with itself.”

Thank you, fellow Alabamian and Congressman John Lewis, for how you changed the world. Rest In Peace. 🇺🇸

https://www.wsfa.com/2020/07/26/congressman-john-lewis-received-alabama-capitol-where-he-will-lie-state/

The hearse carrying Congressman John Lewis has arrived in Montgomery.

Due to increasing infection rates, Birmingham City Schools is starting school online, August 24, 2020.Click the link bel...
07/22/2020
Birmingham City Schools to start 2020-2021 school year with virtual learning + other updates

Due to increasing infection rates, Birmingham City Schools is starting school online, August 24, 2020.

Click the link below by our friends at Bham Now to find out more and see updates on the following school systems:

Homewood City Schools
Hoover City Schools
Leeds City Schools
Mountain Brook City School System
Pelham City Schools
Trussville City Schools
Shelby County AL Schools
St. Clair County Schools
Vestavia Hills City Schools

https://bhamnow.com/2020/07/22/birmingham-city-schools-to-start-2020-2021-school-year-with-virtual-learning-other-updates/

Will public schools around the greater Birmingham area be reopening for the 2020-2021 school year? Here's what we know so far.

Governor Kay Ivey launched a statewide mask ordinance in Alabama today. Effective July 16 at 5:00 p.m., individuals will...
07/15/2020
Alabama Announces Statewide Mask Ordinance - Gateway

Governor Kay Ivey launched a statewide mask ordinance in Alabama today. Effective July 16 at 5:00 p.m., individuals will be required to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public and in close contact with other people, as described in the order.

A link to the full order and additional resources can be found on our blog!

https://www.gway.org/blog/alabama-announces-statewide-mask-ordinance

On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, Governor Kay Ivey launched a statewide mask ordinance in Alabama. Individuals will be required to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public and in close contact with other people, as described in the order.  The ordinance will go into effect July 16th at 5:00 ...

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I just called and was told they no longer offer mental health counseling? Odd don’t you think.
Brian DeLuca would make a great foster parent.