Gateway 180: Homelessness Reversed
With 40,000 comfortable nights of sleep and 120,000 meals served each year, Gateway 180: Homelessness Reversed is the largest 24-hour emergency housing organization in Missouri. Its goal to provide stable housing to clients within fewer than 30 days has proven successful, with 356 clients placed in supportive homes last year, and a drive to place even more in the coming year.
The Karen Solomon Young Adult Service Initiative will spend an afternoon in June assisting the women, children and families at Gateway 180. The Initiative is a project of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. The program’s mission to “repair the world” embodies one of the core values of Judaism, and through this program, many Jewish young adults have found a way to act on this tenet.
The June Solomon Initiative event is the third trip the volunteer group will make to Gateway 180. On June 10, the group will visit the shelter to help improve the facilities and living spaces, with simple landscaping and painting projects.
For more information contact Gail Wechsler at 314-442-3894 or 314-503-5814. To register, go to www.nextdorstl.com/service.html or call 314-442-3894.