A sense of insecurity and isolation can be a common side effect of mental illness – an attitude that, as mentally ill people, we are “different,” and unable to interact socially or form lasting friendships. That’s why the feeling of warmth and support found at Gateway is all the more striking.

A weekly “movie night” gives members a time to relax and get to know one another. The annual Christmas Party is a much-anticipated event, highlighting the holiday season. Like everyone else, Gateway members enjoy spending weekends and holidays with friends, sharing favorite recipes or attending cultural and recreational events. Like all friends, we find strength and support in one another, and we no longer feel alone.

“Gateway is a place where you can make friendships for Life”

Hope Labrum