The Gateway Family YMCA provides emergency, transitional, supportive and permanent affordable housing opportunities along with wraparound social services focusing on employment preparation, life skills and case management for over 300 individuals, families and veterans each evening in Elizabeth and Plainfield, NJ. The YMCA staff providing these services 24-hours a day during this global pandemic are our #HousingHeroes
Elizabeth, NJ Programs: Madison House provides temporary housing for female heads of household and their children in a safe and caring environment. Project Sustain is a Mommy and Me program designed for pregnant women and women with infants/toddlers who are in recovery from addiction, including wrap-around social services that help maintain their sobriety and stabilize their lives. The Men’s Dormitory is a single room occupancy (SRO) unit for males 18 years and older. The Women’s Dormitory provides affordable permanent housing for 10 single women without children. The Step-Up Transitional Housing Program provides individuals or families extensive support through a continuum of care system with a strong emphasis on employment and training. Sierra Gardens provides families and individuals with low cost, affordable housing. The Supportive Housing Program assists disabled, homeless individuals and families in the transition from homelessness to permanent housing; providing the participants with apartments in the community along with additional services.
Plainfield, NJ Programs: The Dudley House Veterans Transitional Housing program is designed as a residential housing program with supportive wrap around social services programs specifically to address the unique needs of our veterans.