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Catholic Charities Gary - Gateway Housing

940 Broadway
Gary, IN 46402

Class of Housing: Permanent Housing for Chronically Homeless Persons with Disabilities

General Information:

 Gateway is a Shelter Plus Care program that uses funding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide permanent housing for the Chronically Homeless.

Over the next five years, Gateway will provide housing for 50 Chronically Homeless individuals and families.

The primary goal of Gateway is to relieve the most immediate and painful symptom of the chronically homeless: having no place to call home. Stable housing then becomes a Gateway to a more independent, healthy and dignified life.
    Gateway Housing

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services SAMHSA report Blueprint for Change, "Ending chronic homelessness among people with serious mental illness and/or co-occurring substance use disorders is an achievable goal (2003)." Gateway represents a step towards that goal for Northwest Indiana.

Gateway provides client assistance with the following:

    Help in finding an apartment
    Payment of the application fee, security deposit, and monthly rent and utilities
    Periodic assistance in the form of donated food and household items
    Ongoing case management support - at least two contacts per month including one home visit

Unlike previous approaches that made housing assistance conditional upon certain behaviors like sobriety or therapy attendance, Gateway follows the Housing First model, which holds that other healthy choices will more naturally follow once stable housing is in place. However, there are certain limited expectations of participants.

Gateway Qualified Participants are:

    Chronically homeless: Living in places not intended for human habitation (i.e., streets, cars, shelters, or abandoned buildings)
    With one year of continuous homelessness or four documented periods (one month or more) of homelessness over the last three years
    And suffer from at least one of the following (as documented by a licensed physician):
        Mental illness
        Drug Abuse Disorder

Gateway Participants Must:

    Commit to allowing at least two contacts/home visits per month from Catholic Charities case managers.
    Commit to contributing 30% of their income to Catholic Charities to be applied toward their housing.

Website: http://www.catholic-charities.org

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How To Volunteer at Catholic Charities Gary - Gateway Housing:

Be a volunteer. Call Catholic Charities Gary - Gateway Housing at 219-886-3549 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:

ShelterListings.org does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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