Gateway Residential & Community Support Services
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Success Stories

We asked our clients to share their experiences with us.

Meet Cris B.

My name is Cris. I’m 28 years old. I lived most of my life in St. Catharines. I have two sisters named Nicole and Dianna. I went to church for a good part of my life and was involved with Youth Group. In Youth Group, I helped the community, played games with seniors and gave out Christmas cards. My family has a dog named Lacy and two cats. I’ve had so many cats that I can’t remember them all! Before I got to Gateway, I lived with my parents for 10 years of my life. They’re my biggest support system. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t have had the strength or courage to look for help.
I was in a really dark place in my life and I was looking for an opportunity to change and grow and to become a better person altogether. That’s when I came across Gateway and ever since then, I’ve been here. Gateway has helped me a lot. Gateway has given me the skills to live my own life. They’ve helped me grow and my confidence. I am a stronger person because of being here.
I like digital arts, drawing, sketching and 3D modelling. All around, I’m very creative. I really enjoy computers and gaming. One of my favourite games is Doom. I like reading and learning about history. I like to learn about science and technology.
My dream is to hopefully one day work for a development studio designing 3D assests or character design. I like art and I get it. I love the aspect that you can create your own world and create whatever you want. You can make something that other people get enjoyment out of. It brings me a lot of joy to know that other people out there are enjoying something that you helped to build and contributed to. 

What Our Clients Say
  • "To me, Gateway is a place that helps me budget my money. The staff at Gateway aren't just your workers but also people that help you with your problems. They help steer you in the right direction in life without putting up barriers."
    - Anonymous Client

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