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
  • "I was all alone with mental illness for years. No doctor would help. I was very insecure when I first called Gateway. I needed a place to live and the group home let me in. I learned how to budget, how to be independent, and even was given the courage to go back to school. The counselling I have had is very good, I now know that I am not alone. The women's group is very therapeutic... I feel safer."
    - Donna G.

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