Greenville’s psychiatric rehabilitation ministry Gateway has a new 20,000-square-foot home thanks to $6.1 million raised through the program’s capital campaign.
The house, designed by LS3P and built by Trehel, expands Gateway’s services to more individuals in need, including temporary housing, prevocational training and connection to job opportunities with local businesses, according to a news release. The house was dedicated to Gateway co-founders Phil and Nancy Emory.
Through an accredited clubhouse program, the nonprofit has helped 70% of its members achieve a sustainable independent living situation and 50% land competitive-paying jobs in Greenville, worth $250,000 each year in earnings.
“Every time I am here, I am reminded of just what a critical role Gateway plays in the Greenville community,” Greenville Mayor Knox White said in the release. “Gateway’s program helps its members get back into the workforce and to live independently. The events of 2020 have taken a toll on mental health worldwide. We are fortunate to have Gateway in Greenville to continue to serve the members in our community who are living with a severe mental illness.”
Since 1988, Gateway has impacted the lives of more than 1,400 adults with serious mental illnesses and has served as one of only 12 training sites across the world for the Clubhouse Model of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, according to the release.
“Greenville is extremely fortunate to have an organization like Gateway in its community,” Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette, said in the release. “The energy that is felt inside this building is contagious.”p