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An essential element in creating a new path involves removing stumbling blocks that prevent women from successfully traveling down the road of recovery.

Our faith-based Independent Life Program offers housing, transportation, child care, food, clothing, education, employment guidance, medical care, counseling and life skills mentoring, without government funding. This program is designed to give members the practical resources needed to positively navigate the path toward permanent change. Because when the cycles of abuse, poverty and helplessness are disrupted and transformed into self-supportiveness, generations of lives are saved.

Daughter, your faith has made you whole. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.
—Mark 5:34

We Serve Women Who Are:

  • Alone, with or without children
  • Fleeing or attempting to recover from an at-risk situation such as abuse, poverty, underemployment or divorce
  • Any age, 21 and over, ethnicity, race and socioeconomic status
  • Carrying a debt load, frequently from her abuser
  • Willing and able to work, but need counseling, encouragement and continuing education to achieve future success
  • Ready for positive, long-term change

Even though The Gatehouse is located in Grapevine, Texas, we anticipate serving women from communities all across the United States.

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