Economic Development Through a variety of programs, the Office of Economic Development helps people to learn to control their finances, start businesses and achieve financial freedom.
Family Success Centers Family Success Centers are community-based, family-centered neighborhood gathering places where any community resident can go for family support, information, and services. Family Success Centers aim to enrich the lives of children and adults by making families and neighborhoods stronger by helping and empowering all families to succeed.
Gleaning More than 800,000 lbs. of below-market quality food products are distributed annually to churches and other food pantries through this program.
Head Start/EHS An initiative that was founded during the 1960s, Head Start/Early Head Start operates 20 centers in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem and Mercer counties in New Jersey and in Philadelphia, Pa. . We serve more than 1,300 children and their families through a variety of educational and social service programs.
Housing Services Gateway provides a number of options for affordable housing and transitional housing for families. Income eligibility guidelines apply in some cases. Dozens of people have become homeowners through Gateway's Wesley Village Housing Development and many more will through its newest initiative, Orchard Glen Estates.
Housing Counseling Services Gateway's Housing Department conducts First Time Home Buyer education classes to educate potential home buyers in every aspect of the home buying process. Classes are designed to help potential home buyers understand budgeting and credit, mortgage and financing, shopping for a house, home maintenance and the closing process. Gateway also provides budget and financial literacy classes to homeowners undergoing foreclosure counseling. Find out more information about these services by visiting our housing page.
Home Energy Assistance/Social Services Offering a multitude of services, this department offers services to help clients meet the basic needs of daily living. We also administer the energy assistance programs LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program), USF (Universal Service Fund), and others to assist low-income families with their heating and cooling costs.
Jump Start - Gateway Community Action Partnership's Jump Start Program is designed for people with a desire to Jump Start their life! The program meets weekly, is free for all participants and is confidential. Each meeting includes an educational enrichment component and character building curriculum which are supplemented by speakers, interactive discussion and activities. The Jump Start program consists of the following workshops: License Restoration, Financial Literacy, Budgeting, Life Skills, Interviewing Tips, Job Search Skills, Resume Writing and Weekly Support Groups.
Literacy Volunteers Realizing that illiteracy is a barrier to self-sufficiency, Gateway Literacy Volunteers offers one-on-one tutoring for adults who need help with reading, writing or speaking English. Free tutor training is available to individuals willing to commit to tutoring other adults in Salem and Cumberland counties. Email email@example.com for confidential literacy service information.
Mill Creek Urban Farm Located on Mill Street in Bridgeton, this four-acre farm includes traditional and container farming, fruit trees and berry bushes and a hoop house used to raise seedlings for the warm weather growing season. The farm also include hydroponics farming, which is a soil-free process used to raise vegetables in an indoor setting using shallow irrigation troths.
Southeast Gateway Neighborhood revitalization effort developed and implemented by members of the Southeast Gateway community.
Spring Gardens This Senior Housing program is made up of a 125-unit apartment complex in Vineland and home to the Alzheimer's Adult Day Care Center.
Gateway Toothmobile The mobile dental unit brings preventive and restorative care to children in the Gateway region.
Weatherization Protect your home against those elements that cause increases in energy costs.
WIC This program helps women, infants and children maintain healthy nutrition with its voucher program.