On August 5, Vietnam War veteran, David Bechtel, visited youth in our Supervised Independent Living Program (SILP) and gave a moving presentation on his experiences and year of service in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Drafted into the United States Army in 1966, Mr. Bechtel was 20 years old when he and his
The Camardo family is enriched by the ups and downs of being a foster family
Imagine being a child and finding out you are gaining a foster sibling. You are excited, nervous, and full of pure joy. Also, imagine knowing that your new sibling may return to their birth family at any time. Then, imagine an experience so rewarding it is well worth any range of emotions. This is the experience that parents and their children willingly and enthusiastically accept when they become foster families.
May 1 is the start of National Foster Care Month, and for the Threet family, it marked a very special celebration. Eight-year-old Simmarion of Buffalo has waited in foster care for more than two years for a forever family. Finally, on May 1, he joined his brother’s forever family when Diana Threet of Buffalo officially became
Appointments & Clinic Hours There is no waiting list for clinical services, and same-day appointments are usually available. The Behavioral Health Clinic accepts Medicaid and all major medical insurance. To make an appointment, call (716) 783-3221. Gateway Longview Behavioral Health Clinic 10 Symphony Circle Buffalo, NY 14201 Main Clinic Hours: Monday 8am-7pm Tuesday 9am-7pm Wednesday
When should you seek help? Counseling and therapy can be very beneficial for youth, adults, and families. From childhood through adolescence, there are times when youth and/or their support systems need guidance in addressing problems that cause emotional distress or make them feel overwhelmed. Clinicians can offer help in addressing these situations for children, adolescents,
Gateway-Longview Foster Care & Adoption Spotlight Family Caril R., Foster Parent Where has your journey taken you? Have you embarked on a journey that changed your life? Many people have a specific vision for their lives. Even in her 20s, Caril was interested in foster parenting and was open to the idea that someday she
Gateway Longview’s Community Support Services programs are based on the child and family’s strengths and the resources of the child’s community. The Community Support Services professionals brings support services, such as mentoring, parenting assistance, crisis intervention, individual and family therapy, to the child, or children, and family, in their home, school or community setting.
Gateway Longview’s Community Services programs are designed to strengthen and stabilize families. Gateway Longview’s Community Services programs include: Behavioral Health Clinic Foster Care & Adoption Services Preventive Services Community Support Services The Center for Youth Development (296 Monroe Street, Buffalo) Therapeutic Facilitated Visitation Kinship Services Respite Services Parent Training Please select a program from the
The Center for Youth Development is a dynamic collaboration between Gateway Longview and the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Center. Centrally located in Buffalo’s East Side community, the Monroe Place Apartment Complex opened to youth residents in April 2010, then expanded to include additional services in January 2013. At that time, the building was renamed the Center for
Youth Engagement Services/Independent Living (YES/IL) is comprehensive programming for youth who need additional support to achieve self-sufficiency. YES/IL provides services to youth ages 14 – 21 who reside in foster care, were discharged from foster care, and/or are pending a transition out of foster care. For some of the youth served, the YES/IL program will help them
Gateway Longview’s Supervised Independent Living Program, or SILP, is designed to meet the needs of teens and young adults ages 17-21, who want to make the transition from a residential program or foster care to living on their own. SILP provides a supportive living environment where counselors & staff are committed to helping youth achieve
Gateway Longview’s Therapeutic Facilitated Visitation Program provides enhanced visitation opportunities for children, youth and families. The Therapeutic Facilitated Visitation Program is designed to maintain the health and safety of all family members, affirm the importance of family bonds, and provide an environment suitable for parents to increase their parenting skills. Trained clinical professional social workers
Gateway Longview’s Care Coordination program uses the wraparound process to help families and youth age 5-17 who are facing many difficulties to discover their strengths and resources, build a supportive team, and learn skills that will meet their multiple needs, so they can stay together in their communities, preventing placement and hospitalization. Wraparound process is
Gateway Longview’s Preventive Services are designed to maintain family unity, minimize risk of out-of-home placement, enhance safety, and hasten family reunification. Our Preventive Services consist of: • Traditional Preventive Services • KinCARES • Intensive Preventive Services • Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Services In addition, Gateway Longview offers parent training and respite services. Traditional Preventive Services