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Join us and STEP UP your support of Mental Health throughout the month of August completing challenges that improve YOUR mental health

How does it work?

We are asking for FIVE activities per week throughout the month of August.  Create your page on the campaign platform and ask friends and family to support your mental health challenge by making a donation to support Gateway Longview and New Directions.  Share your completed challenges, stories, pictures, all month while you STEP toward improving mental health.  You can even create a team inviting family and friends to join you in challenges while raising money for our programs that our families depend on.  Set a goal!  The more donations raised get you incentive prizes and entered into one of our raffles. 

Become a Sponsor

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Registration opens
July 24th, 2023


Physical Challenges

Western New York has many beautiful places to visit! Scenic trails, spacious parks, and beautiful nature escapes are just a few places where you can get to STEPPING this August to improve your mental health. Challenge yourself by climbing the lighthouse at Canalside, bike along the waterfront, attend a yoga class, or hike Allegany State Park, The Eternal Flame, or the Niagara Gorge. Take a walk on your lunch hour with co-workers while enjoying the warm weather, walk a pet, or take the family to a walking trail at your favorite park. The possibilities are everywhere!

Non-Physical Challenges

Mental health can also be improved without always lacing up those sneakers.  Journaling, attending a painting class, cooking a new recipe, attending a concert, family picnic in a park, meditation and gardening can do wonders for your mental health

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Gateway Longview serves children and families of varied race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Children in care range from birth to age 21 and commonly struggle with social, emotional, developmental and behavioral challenges. Gateway Longview believes that a trauma-informed care approach has the ability to strengthen the knowledge, competencies, skill sets, and engagement as we
work with individuals impacted by trauma.

Gateway Longview is committed to the display of honest, ethical behavior in all interactions and are driven by core values of Integrity, Safety, Empowerment, Diversity and Collaboration. Gateway Longview’s continuum of care includes: behavioral health clinics, foster care and adoption, therapeutic supervised visitation, home-based preventive services, supervised independent living programs, a K-12 day school and a therapeutic pre-school program.

Gateway Longview is committed to working together to protect, to give hope, and to enrich the lives of every child and family served.

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