Buffalo, NY – Gateway Longview, a community leader in residential treatment services since 1890, has been awarded $33,600 by the Garman Family Foundation administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, to address and upgrade safety needs within the agency’s residential campus in Williamsville, NY. Funding will replace doors and locks within the residential facilities with durable, state-of-the-art door-and-lock systems to further protect the Gateway Longview youth and staff.
“As an organization that exists to protect, enrich, and give hope, we’re very excited to furnish our residential campus with resources that will allow us to continue protecting our youth and employees”, said Carolyne DeFranco, President & CEO of Gateway Longview. “We would like to thank the Garman Family Foundation for their investment in the future and safety of our residential facility.”
The new doors will allow for staff to quickly enter living quarters in case of an emergency or immediate need, while also providing a more aesthetically pleasing living space for youth. Gateway Longview’s residential treatment program serves youth with interpersonal, emotional, psychiatric and social needs. Gateway Longview employs specially trained staff members on a daily basis within the cottage to assist and protect youth while on campus.
“Thanks to the support of the Garman Family Foundation, the addition of these upgraded doors will allow us to better care for the well-being of our youth”, said Michelle Federowicz, Vice President of Residential Care Treatment at Gateway Longview.
Gateway Longview’s highly respected Residential Treatment Program supports youth age 12-18 and is designed to address significant behavioral, social and emotional challenges experienced by at-risk and aggressive youth. Youth are provided 24hr/day support, counseling, and care through structured educational schedules, therapeutic activities, and recreational opportunities that help build suitable life-skills as youth work toward the ultimate goal of returning to a safe home environment.
For more information on Gateway Longview’s programs and services, visit gateway-longview.org or call 716.783.3100.
ABOUT GATEWAY LONGVIEW
Gateway Longview is celebrating 130 years (1890-2020) cares for nearly 5,000 children and families annually from across Western New York through behavioral health and community-based services, residential treatment and special education programs. As a not-for-profit agency, Gateway Longview is committed to working together to protect, to give hope, and to enrich the lives of every child and family served.
Gateway Longview incorporates a solution-focused, trauma-informed care approach that has the ability to strengthen the knowledge, competencies, skill sets, and engagement as the organization works with individuals impacted by trauma. Gateway Longview ensures that all services are client driven with access to early screening and comprehensive assessments. Gateway Longview values workforce development, safe and secure environments, collaborative outreach, and partnership building. Gateway Longview recognizes that each child and family has unique skills and experiences that make them who they are.
For more information about Gateway Longview, please visit gateway-longview.org.
To speak with a member of our expert staff, visit gateway-longview.org/contact.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR GREATER BUFFALO
Celebrating its centennial year in 2019, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo was established in 1919 to enhance and encourage long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. A 501 (c)(3) organization, the Community Foundation’s mission is: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York. For 100 years the Commun