March 23, 2020
Important Updates from Gateway Longview regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19):
We are closely monitoring the situation with local, state and federal agencies and reinforcing guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and NYS Department of Health (DOH). As conditions evolve it is with an abundance of caution that Gateway Longview issues the following:
Effective immediately, Gateway Longview employees will begin to work remotely. This includes our entire workforce with the exception of on-site essential employees such as residential services.
We will continue to serve our community during this time. Our regulatory agencies have lifted some of the regulations in order to ease service delivery. The office of mental health has allowed us to temporarily provide telehealth, including web-based and telephonic sessions. Gateway Longview will utilize these services for our community-based, outpatient and home-based counseling programs. Allowing our staff and clients to participate in therapy sessions without traveling to the office. Please consult your Gateway staff member for specific program information.
Although building sites are currently closed to the public, many programs are still providing services to our youth and families remotely. Please consult your Gateway staff member for specific program information.
Our number one priority is the safety of our youth, families, clients and employees and to help continue our mission to protect, enrich and give hope to the children and families we serve.
**Update Regarding Gateway Longview Behavioral Health Services**
The Northtown and Downtown Behavioral Health Clinic are open for new and established youth between the ages of 3 and 21 via telehealth services. If you have not been contacted by your clinician or psychiatry provider, or wish to setup an appointment, please call 716-783-3221 or visit our website. Gateway Longview clinicians will discuss service details moving forward during the initial call.
If you represent a school district or primary care office, please refer your student or families to the number listed above or click the link below.
**Update Regarding Gateway Longview Foster Care and Residential Services”
Gateway Logview’s Foster Care, Therapeutic Foster Care, SILP, YES, IL, Parent Training, Residential and Visitation services ALL remain open and continue to operate via virtual means, in addition to home visits when necessary. Our intake office also remains open. Each situation is continues to be assessed by the needs of our youth and families.
If you or someone you know needs our help, please call 716-783-3100.
•Therapeutic PreSchool: Closed through April 20th.
•Lynde Day School: Closed through April 20th.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and be safe.
Carolyne DeFranco, President & CEO