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Nurturing, Compassionate, Caring Services...

Gatewood Children's Homes focuses on an individualized, team-based approach to care, thus providing a wraparound approach.  Our staff build on the strengths of our youth and their families in an effort to meet their needs.  We believe in a collaborative, strength-based, and outcome driven approach.

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Jordan House Group Home

Gatewood Children’s Homes provides a group home, Jordan House, for girls ages 12-18 located in Henrico, Virginia.  Jordan House’s direct care staff are trained to provide firm, fair, and consistent care to the youth while being nurturing, compassionate, caring, and therapeutic.


Our initial goal with youth is to stabilize them physically and emotionally by providing a safe, structured, yet family-oriented environment with adult supervision.  Jordan House implements emotional support through weekly, individual, and group therapy provided
by licensed clinicians.


 The Jordan House offers services to the youth who have been placed in the care of the social services or juvenile justice systems as a result of any of the following:

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  • Behavior Disorders
  • Delinquency
  • Dysfunctional Family Relations
  • Learning/Developmental Disabilities

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  • Poor Academic Performance
  • Physical/Emotional Abuse or Neglect
  • Parental Substance Abuse

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  • Sexual Abuse
  • Runaways

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Gates to Success Independent Living Arrangement

Gates to Success (GTS) ILA,  accepted its first youth in 2009.  Located in Richmond, Virginia, GTS provides young men and women, ages 17 to 21, with the tools necessary to promote self-reliance and problem-solving skills once living on their own.

The youth are provided with a nurturing, structured, and supportive environment, along with a place of their own to feel comfortable and secure.  GTS’ goal is to teach and model skills for real-life learning. 


While residing in a fully furnished, single occupancy apartment:


  • Youth are provided with the wrap-around services needed to ensure they are at a point of being self-sustainable;
  • Supervision is ongoing to provide assurance of safe and age-appropriate decision-making while allowing for natural consequences to be learning opportunities; 
  • Staff are available to provide support and assistance; 
  • Participation in vocational assessments and outcomes through community resources are provided to assist the youth in identifying their areas of strength and interests;
  • Youth are taught marketable vocational skills and how to find and maintain sustainable employment;
  • Youth are educated regarding budgeting, income taxes, and credit;
  • GTS ILA also offers a leveling system, which enables all youth to gain greater independence and self-sufficiency by demonstrating an ability to maintain success in identified goals;
  • GTS encourages self-reliance in the youth by continually planning for transition/discharge while continuing to strengthen their connections to natural supports in the community.

Gates to Success ILA Services

  • Casey Life Skills Assessment and Development of an Independent Living Transition Plan
  • Educational/Vocational Planning and Support
  • Transportation (school, work, and medical appointments)
  • Building of Interpersonal/Social/Self-Care Skills
  • Employment Seeking/Job Maintenance
  • Money Management and Financial Support
  • Nutritional Services
  • Medication Management
  • Daily and Overnight Supervision
  • Transition/Permanency Planning
  • Monthly Social Gatherings and IL Workshops

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Mommy and Me

Gates to Success ILA also offers a Mommy and Me component for pregnant youth or mothers ages 17 to 21 and their children. They are placed in a larger, two-bedroom apartment to allow separate sleeping and personal space.


In addition to the services offered to residents in the traditional GTS IL Apartment Program, Mommy and Me participants receive services geared toward assisting the mother with parenting the child, inclusive of:

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  • Monitoring Attachment
  • Connecting to Childcare and Prenatal Services
  • Access to Parenting Resources 
  • Support With Visitation Arrangement for Child(ren)
  • Parent Coaching/Behavior Modeling
  • A Dependent Care Allowance
  • Safety and Child-Proofing Standards in Place
  • Special Equipment and Furnishings for the Child(ren)

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