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ABOUT GATEWAY FOUNDATION
Gateway Foundation is a national nonprofit with a presence in the states of Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Texas, and Wyoming dedicated to providing correctional services that equip and prepare incarcerated individuals for successful community reentry and healthy, social living.
Established more than 50 years ago, Gateway today runs treatment programs for men, women, teens, as well as special needs clients and those emotional and physical challenges or co-occurring disorders, including the largest reentry program in the state, the Free and Clean program in St. Louis.
According to its website, Gateway serves more than 20,000 criminal justice clients each year. It’s one of just 78 (30.4 percent) Missouri centers with treatment services tailored specifically to individuals in the criminal justice system.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Gateway follows a therapeutic community (TC) treatment model, an approach that incorporates “adaptive” treatment, assessments, and interventions. The TC model aims to incur change through exposure to healthy community dynamics, participation in conflict resolution groups, and the development of tools to remain sober during and following treatment; clients take part in a curriculum of life skills education, electronic monitoring, case management, relapse prevention, and job readiness training, a service that’s available at just 54.1 percent of facilities statewide.
For those living independently in the community, Gateway operates its Day Reporting Centers, outpatient treatment centers which involves electronic monitoring and/or physical in-person checks and phone calls. The nonprofit also uses clinical assessments and evaluations to address substance use and mental health concerns, the latter of which is available at just 49.4 percent of facilities in the state, to guide level-of-care recommendations.
DWI/DUI assessments and intervention services, including the state-certified Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program (SATOP), are provided across both inpatient and outpatient settings.
While Gateway provides no information on its staff from location to location, the nonprofit is led by an executive team that features a medical doctor with more than 20 years’ experience as a medical director for psychiatric and substance use programs across the state.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Gateway Foundation offers no information on its living arrangements and related offerings. The two individuals surveyed by Rehabs.com to date both gave the facility one out of five stars for its accommodations.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The sole alum polled by Rehabs.com to date found the long-term women’s program they attended life-changing, awarding it five out of five stars for its staff’s level of training and experience and treatment effectiveness. Despite the positive sentiment, alum Rebecca gave the center one out of five stars for 10 different areas of treatment, including counseling options, family participation, and affordability, amongst other areas.
WHAT STAFF SAY
A staff member, in addition, felt their respective facility fell short of “enough variety in treatment,” noting that “not everyone has the same problems so they shouldn’t be treated the same. The anonymous reviewer also gave the center one and two out of five stars for treatment effectiveness and in indicating how likely they’d recommend the program to others.
Gateway Foundation provides no information on its treatment costs, other than being “cost-efficient.” Nearly 80 percent of facilities across the state receive government funding at either federal, state, county, or local level.
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RebeccaBehavior Modification, routine was good. Fairness and consistency a problem. It changed my life after longterm (365 days) treatment.
Anonymousthey work with your income they dont offer enough variety in treatment. not everyone has the same problems so they shouldnt be treated the same.
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