Gateway Family Services operates from a building in the grounds of Uniting Church, Old Bathurst Road, Blaxland. It has been there for 25 years rent free. Its motto is “Gateway is committed to building stronger community through helping to build stronger families.”
Gateway’s mission is to support families by helping to strengthen relationships between parents/carers and their children. All families can build resilience, belonging, safety for all children with the right support at the right time.
Gateway offers emergency assistance programs for individuals, couples and families; offering assistance with food, power and water bills, Christmas hampers; information about community support services.
Gateway also supports families and family life through a range of parenting programs, playgroups, mentoring early childhood services and a range of supportive programs for young parents, parents with a child with a disability and community hub programs in the Blue Mountains & Penrith areas.
SPFC is raising funds to acquire and install a 7kW solar system and Tesla Powerwall 2 battery on the Gateway premise to help get their electricity costs down. This will allow more financial resources to be available for Gateway’s services.