Alex and his family

Alex and his family

I struggled with inclusion in school and I felt isolated in my neighborhood. My son Alex was transitioning out of children’s services into the adult world.

I went to a meeting where I heard about Gateway Association and Family Managed Services.

I have been involved with Gateway since Alex was 15 years old. I sat on the board for two years. It was a much smaller association then. It has grown a lot since then but it still always feels welcoming.

I have developed a vision for his life with the help of Gateway’s family support team.

Gateway to me is a symbol of hope. Without connections my family would not be at this stage in life.

We faced some pressures with regard to Alex wanting to live on his own. If it wasn’t for Gateway throughout those rough times, I don’t know what would have happened.

Gateway’s We Belong inclusive employment campaign is close to my heart. It’s amazing and it was created at the right time.

Gateway to me is a symbol of hope. Without connections my family would not be at this stage in life.

I am stronger and I am enjoying being a parent.

My favourite Gateway memory is of speaking at a family support meeting, when I saw other families “getting it.”

I want people to know that everyone at Gateway cares. They get it.

Reach out for help. Don’t think everything can be done on your own.

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