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BBQ & Blues Bash Rocks the Cobblestone District

Bash kicks off summer for 1,400 blues fans! On Friday, June 20, we ushered in summer on the streets of the historic Cobblestone District at the 6th annual BBQ & Blues Bash. International blues stars Popa Chubby and Joanne Shaw Taylor lit up the stage in front of crowds from as far as Southern Ontario and even Las

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Lynde School Graduation 2014

On Wednesday, June 25, graduating students in grades 8 and 12 were honored during a commencement ceremony at Gateway-Longview’s Lynde School. Commencement speaker Officer Corey Brown of the Amherst Police Department addressed the 10 seniors and nine 8th graders before an audience of family, friends, students, and faculty. Having been the School Resource Officer for many years, Officer Brown

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SILP Youth Graduates from SUNY College

Congrats, Grad! We are proud to congratulate our very own Printice L. from SILP (Supervised Independent Living Program) on his recent graduation from Erie Community College on May 21, 2014. Printice earned a degree in Liberal Arts and Science-Humanities and Social Studies. He was on the Dean’s List and was the Social Events Coordinator for

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Forever Family Celebration Kicks off National Foster Care Month

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

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Teacher Writes for National Website

Preschool Teacher Writes for National Teaching Model Website Congratulations to Patti Meyer-Lee, MS Ed., a special education teacher at our Therapeutic Preschool in Bowmansville, NY. Patti was recently asked to write an article for The Incredible Years® website and blog. The Incredible Years® is a teaching model used worldwide with the goal of preventing and treating young

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Therapeutic Preschool receives $1,000 grant

Thank you to the Junior League of Buffalo for awarding our Therapeutic Preschool Parent Group a grant for $1,000! The Parent Group is a critical part of our Therapeutic Preschool. It is parent training that works with preschoolers’ families to teach them how to help their young children learn more positive behaviors and ways of

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Gateway-Longview Receives $12,500 Grant

Gateway-Longview is pleased to announce it has been awarded a grant of $12,500 from the Patrick P. Lee Foundation to implement a web-based serious incident reporting (SIR) system that will allow the agency to streamline reporting processes and meet new mandates recently created by New York State’s newly formed Justice Center.

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National Acts to Perform at BBQ & Blues Bash!

The outdoor concert and barbecue food fest will take place rain or shine on Mississippi Street in the Cobblestone Historic District, near First Niagara Center. Enjoy live, outdoor entertainment from national blues recording artists, as well as barbecue food from local restaurants, including Dinosaur BBQ and Big Belly BBQ.

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Foster Family Featured on WKBW-Ch. 7 News

Gateway-Longview Foster Family Featured on WKBW-TV Ch.7 Eyewitness News On Friday, February 21, one of our foster families spoke with WKBW-TV Ch. 7 to help us spread the word about our critical need for foster homes. Over a dozen years, Steve & Laura Poissant have fostered thirteen children and adopted five more. To hear their incredible story

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Behavioral Health Clinic opens 6th satellite location at Health Sciences Charter School

On Tuesday, February 25, Gateway-Longview’s Behavioral Health Clinic began providing mental health services at Health Sciences Charter School in Buffalo. The new satellite location serves approximately 440 students grades 9-12 that attend the school. The new clinic is part of Gateway-Longview’s effort to continue to better serve the mental health needs of youth in Western New York by

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Kenmore UMC hosts baby shower for Gateway families

  Our wonderful friends at Kenmore United Methodist Church recently held a parish baby shower for our children & families. They collected tons of adorable baby items, which will be used by mothers in our SILP program and other families we serve. We are so thankful for our generous friends at Kenmore UMC! If you

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Foster Care & Adoption Spotlight Family

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

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Behavioral Health Clinic Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

January marks the 2nd anniversary for Gateway-Longview’s Behavioral Health Clinic, which provides individual, group, and family counseling to children & adolescents with emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges. In just 2 years, the Clinic expanded to 6 satellite locations (with 4-5 more to come in 2014), hired 6 additional staff, and, in 2013 alone, over 5,600 appointments were scheduled!

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Carolyne DeFranco Named President and CEO of Gateway-Longview

Carolyne DeFranco Named President and CEO of Gateway-Longview. DeFranco has nearly 30 years of experience in the social services field, and has been employed with Gateway-Longview since 2004. She served as the vice president of community services from January 2004 – December 2009, and as its vice president of organizational performance since January 2010.

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