Agency Profile


Phone: 205.510.2600
Detail: Residential treatment program for adolescents, therapeutic foster care, independent living program, family counseling, consumer credit counseling, special education services, domestic violence intervention, community and home-based outreach/prevention programs.
2024 Allocation: $1,018,024

In 1891, a group of courageous women stepped up to care for the homeless children and mothers on the streets of Birmingham. Far ahead of their times, they established the city’s first orphanage and the beginning of child and family services in Alabama. More than 128 years later, Gateway continues our founders’ legacy of innovation and impact with a clear and simple mission: Gateway is a game changer for Alabama children and families.

We provide family counseling, foster care and financial counseling services based in the latest knowledge of trauma, brain science and behavioral healthcare. This results in proven outcomes that strengthen families and therefore communities.


Gateway is a game changer for Alabama children and families.


o   Family Counseling

o   Gateway Financial Freedom

o   Go2U School-Based Therapy

o   Independent Living Program

o   Intensive In-Home Services

o   Shelby County Wraparound Services

o   Therapeutic Foster Care

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