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Gateway-Longview Welcomes Mike Ervin as Incoming Board Chair

Michael Ervin, CPA Begins Three-Year Term as Chair of Gateway-Longview’s Board of Directors Ervin sets sights on maximizing efficiency while keeping mission and program results at the heart of the 125-year-old child and family services agency J. Michael Ervin, CPA, Director at Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C., recently began a three-year term as Chair of the

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In The Know: News & Progress from May 2015

In The Know, our monthly email newsletter, captures highlights from the month of May, including: Kinship Caregiver Program Awarded Grant from NY State, Routine Audit Shows Therapeutic Preschool is Shining Bright, and Buffalo Bills Courage House is one-of-a-kind for WNY… Click here to read In The Know: May 2015.

Foster Care Program Focused on Kinship Awarded Support From NY State

Thanks to a five-year commitment totaling $102,980 from New York State in support of Gateway-Longview’s Kinship Caregiver Services Program (KinCARES), the agency’s Community Services team will be able to address growing needs of families providing kinship foster care. “All children deserve a safe and secure place to live, and today we are taking a major step forward in

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Behavioral Health Clinic Gets Boost from Community Foundation

Partnership between Gateway-Longview’s Behavioral Health Clinic and Western New York Public Schools Gets a Boost from Community Foundation $11,200 Grant Award Helps Program Expand in Collaboration with Say Yes Buffalo   Gateway-Longview Behavioral Health Clinic announces a recent grant award of $11,200 from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. The funds will be used to

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7th Annual BBQ & Blues Bash Announced!

7th Annual BBQ & Blues Bash to benefit the Gateway-Longview Foundation features All-Star Buffalo Lineup! Lauren Hall and DJ Jickster to Emcee the Queen City’s Premier Blues Event Buffalo, NY – Gateway-Longview Foundation and Buffalo Iron Works announce the 7th Annual BBQ & Blues Bash on Friday, June 19, 2015 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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The Spring Family Album is out!

If you didn’t get one in your mailbox, please click here to join our mailing list. In the Spring 2015 edition, you will find: –  Reflection from CEO Carolyne DeFranco on 125 years of service to children & families –  From Home Finder to Foster Parent – Living the Mission every day –  Life After Foster Care – a Spotlight

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Community Support Improves IT Infrastructure

Thanks to generous grants from the John R. Oishei Foundation and The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation, Gateway-Longview is elated to be closing out the final phases of our 2013 Technology Initiative, completing the installation of seven new virtualized Microsoft 2012 servers, a critically important upgrade from the 2003 technology that had more than

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Volunteers from Cradle Beach Donate Care Packages for Foster Children

When children are removed from unsafe homes and placed into foster care, they often have little more than the clothes on their back and a plastic bag with a few of their most prized possessions. Thanks to a generous donation, that will no longer be a problem at Gateway-Longview. Members of Cradle Beach’s Project SOAR

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2nd Annual Foster Family Fair Set for Feb. 13

Last year, over 150 Western New Yorkers attended the first annual Foster Family Fair to learn about helping children in our community. Still, the need for more foster homes has never been greater. Are you inspired to enrich the lives of children in need? Then consider joining us this Valentine’s Day Eve! The second annual

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Youth Create Ornaments for White House

We are thrilled to announce that a group of our residential youth had the privilege of representing Gateway-Longview and Western New York on a national level this past Christmas. Youth in the CAB program (Changing Attitude and Behaviors) were one of two organizations given the opportunity to create ornaments for a Christmas tree outside the White

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Growing family provides foster care for decades

After two decades of fostering and going on 4 adoptions later, the Pache Family continues to foster children in need Over two decades ago, Tina & Kenneth Pache began providing a nurturing home, care, and support to children in need of foster care. Unable to have children of their own, foster care gave them an

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Holiday Happenings

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! All over the agency, our children and families are celebrating the joy of the Christmas season. Here are some of the highlights: Over 1,500 presents were collected and delivered to our needy children and families through our Adopt-an-Angel campaign. Thanks to the 70+ businesses, churches, community groups,

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November is National Adoption Month

Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Month to bring awareness to the more than 100,000 children in foster care waiting for permanent, loving families. For the Quebral family, this month is extra, extra special. Two years ago, Frank and Katie Quebral opened their hearts and home to two newborns, Brandon and Lilly. The two babies remained

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