Making Recovery a Reality for Adults with Mental Illness.

Gateway Homes provides a transitional residential treatment program for adults with mental illness who are striving for independence.

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Gateway Homes welcomes men and women who have been diagnosed with serious mental illness and whose desire is for increased independence. 

The Gateway Story

Residential Treatment Programs

We are driven by the belief that people with severe mental illnesses are capable of leading fulfilling lives. Our  residential treatment programs are designed to meet the needs of adults diagnosed with illnesses such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Depression.

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Effective & Affordable

Too often, individuals who are struggling with these diseases are warehoused in institutions, become homeless, or fall into a cycle of incarceration. Very few sources of effective, affordable treatment are available in Virginia to these, our family, friends and neighbors. 

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Achieve Independent Living

Gateway Homes has a proven record of helping people with even the worst forms of mental illness to recover, return to school and work, maximize their quality of life beyond a psychiatric setting and achieve their goals of independent living.  Learn more about our regional programs.

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Who We Are

Purpose, MIssion, Vision

How To Help

Donations, Supplies, Services

Eligibility Requirements

Prerequisites for Admission

By The Numbers

2019 Outcome Metrics

Who We Are

The vision of Gateway Homes is to make recovery a reality for adults with mental illness.

Gateway Homes mission is to provide a transitional residential treatment program for adults with mental illness who are striving for independence.

Gateway Homes is a non-profit organization that provides mental health services in a residential setting, located in Virginia on about 36 acres in Chesterfield County. Gateway was founded in 1983 by a group of concerned families and health practitioners whose lives were touched by severe mental illness. Our founders were personally motivated to create a new standard for helping their loved ones and friends with serious mental illness to achieve a better quality of life through expert, compassionate mental health supportive services.

Gateway’s main campus is located in Chesterfield County, just south of Richmond, Virginia, and provides a residential setting with supportive services specifically designed to meet the needs of adults diagnosed with serious mental illness.  We have five other regional locations.  

How To Help

There are many ways to assist Gateway Homes and the residents we serve – from making a contribution, to collecting and donating goods, to volunteering your time.

Gateway Homes relies on generous contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and religious institutions to provide the many psychiatric, physical, social, and vocational services needed for the well-being of each of our residents living with a serious mental illness.

Gateway Homes sincerely appreciates of the assistance of the many groups and organizations that donate goods and services. This type of giving enhances our effort to demonstrate and provide an environment that is caring and supportive.

Service projects and donations of goods to benefit our residents offer special meaning to those in need. For more information about the ways you or your organization can assist, please contact Lynda J. Hyatt, PhD at 804-767-0292 or email at lhyatt@gatewayhomes.org.

Eligibility Requirements

Gateway Homes welcomes men and women who have been diagnosed with serious mental illness and whose desire is for increased independence. For admission to Gateway’s program , please see our eligibility requirements.
  1. Adults, 18 and over with a primary diagnosis of mental illness, ie: thought disorder, mood disorder or anxiety disorder
  2. No primary diagnosis of personality disorder, eating disorder, developmental disorder or significant intellectual impairment.
  3. If substance abuse is identified as a secondary treatment issue, the applicant must be committed to sobriety and willing to participate in substance abuse services as recommended.
  4. Applicants with a recent history of suicide attempts, self-injury, and/or aggression will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Typically at least six months of abstinence from these behaviors will be required prior to acceptance for admission.
  5. No registered sex offenders or individuals who have committed a sexual offense will be considered.
  6. Individuals must demonstrate a desire for increased independence and recovery.

Outcome Metrics

This shows the range of services Gateway provides to support client stability in our Williamsburg, Chesterfield, and Fairfax programs for 2019. Since this time, we have doubled in the number of locations.
RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT PROGRAMS

Serving All Regions of Virginia

  • Central Region
  • Eastern Region
  • Northern Region
  • Western Region
Residential Treatment Facility

Central Region

Chesterfield Campus

The Supported Living Center – which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – is licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and is a facility providing housing and residential treatment for 16 adults with staff supervision and psychiatric rehabilitation services. These beds are for people coming out of State Hospitals in Virginia.

Supported Living Apartments, which offer on-campus apartment living, have staffing from 8am to 10pm and has access to the 24 hour staff in the Supportive Living Center on campus.  Our staff works with each person to help them live as they would out in the community. Residents receive comprehensive mental health services and are challenged to become more responsible and self-sufficient.

Manakin-Sabot

In February of 2020, Gateway added a home in Goochland County serving individuals discharged from State Hospitals in Virginia. The home is licensed by DBHDS for supervised living residential.  Here individuals are assisted in their continuing recovery by gaining their independence and developing skills to live in the community.   Staffing is present 24 hours per day 7 days per week for assistance and monitoring.  Additional psychiatric, nursing, and pharmacy services are provided as well as free payee services.

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Intensive Care Residential Facility & Transitional Group Home

Eastern Region

Williamsburg

This program has joined with Health Planning Region V and Eastern State Hospital to offer services for individuals transitioning out of the State Hospital. This program has two homes located in the City of Williamsburg and James City County. One home is designed as an Intensive Care Residential Facility and the other is designed as a Transitional Group Home. The goal for these individuals is to continue their recovery by gaining their independence and developing skills to live in the community. Goals of our individuals include working, taking college courses, maintaining medication compliance, volunteering at local agencies, and keeping a home.

On staff we have a psychiatrist, peer specialist, nurse, and recovery support staff that are in the homes 24/7.

For more information about the admission process, please call 804-712-4133.

For more information regarding the location address of the home or additional clinical information, please contact Molly Bowles at 804-712-4133.

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intensive community-based residential treatment

Northern Region

Annandale, Virginia

Gateway Homes partners with Health Planning Region II to provide intensive community-based residential treatment in Annandale, Virginia. The Home is licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to provide 24 hour intensive care, supervision and support with daily living skills. The individuals in this home are admitted from Northern Virginia Mental Health Hospital and actively pursuing recovery goals with a plan to move to a less restrictive facility in the future. Each resident has an individualized service plan which includes person-centered goals for living as independently as possible in a community setting of his or her choice.

Residents receive education assistance in understanding the role of medication in maintaining psychiatric stability and adhering to medication regimes from a nurse and staff certified in medication administration. Recovery Support Specialists help individuals on a one-to-one basis develop skills for independent living such as daily self-care, food preparation, cleaning, budgeting, managing leisure time, safety skills, pursuing volunteer and employment opportunities, and peer support with a certified peer specialist. A staff psychiatrist meets with each individual for medication and review on an ongoing basis.

For more information regarding the location address of the home or additional clinical information, please contact Molly Bowles at 804-712-4133.

Supervised Residential Living & Recovery

Western Region

Crozet

In July, 2018, Gateway added a home in the Charlottesville are serving individuals discharged from State Hospitals across Virginia. The home is licensed by DBHDS for supervised living residential. 

Radford

In July 2018, Gateway added a home in Radford serving individuals discharged from State Hospitals across Virginia. The homes are licensed by DBHDS for supervised living residential. 

At both locations, individuals are assisted in their continuing recovery by gaining their independence and developing skills to live in the community. Goals of our individuals include maintaining medication adherence, developing skills for daily living, obtaining employment, enrolling in educational courses, volunteering at local agencies, and maintaining a home. Staffing is present 24 hours per day 7 days per week for assistance and monitoring. Additional psychiatric, nursing, and pharmacy services are provided as well as free payee services.

For more information about the admission process, please call 804-712-4133.

For more information regarding the location address of the home or additional clinical information, please contact Molly Bowles at 804-712-4133.

Unlocking Potential

Resident Success Stores

Gateway Homes provides opportunities in treatment, education, employment and independence. 

  • “Gateway helped to restore Trisha’s sense of happiness and gives her hope for independent living.”

    Mona M.
    Mother of Trisha
  • “My goal is to live on my own, take care of my daughter full time, and go back to college to finish my degree in early childhood education.”

    Trisha M.
    Gateway Resident
  • “I love it here! It’s nice and quiet. This is something I’ve wanted my whole life. It’s taken me over 40-years to get where I am now. For the first time, I actually feel free.”

    Kelly H.
    Gateway Resident
  • “I’ve always wanted my GED. I’ve tried before, but I didn’t have the support that my friends and the staff here give me.”

    Keith D.
    Gateway Resident