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Gateways Community ServicesPhoto of 2016 Non-Profit Business of the Year Award Banner on the side of the Gateways office building with employees looking out the windows.
is a private non-profit corporation created in 1981 to establish and maintain programs and services which promote growth and independence for individuals with developmental disabilities. Gateways delivers services for nearly 2,900 individuals with disabilities, families coping with autism, and seniors in need of care. We bring high quality services to residents in Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Mason, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Wilton, and Nashua.

Mission
Gateways Community Services believes that all people are of great value and strives to be innovative when providing quality supports needed for individuals to lead meaningful lives in their community.

History
For over twenty-five years, Gateways Community Services has served a diverse population of infants, children, adults, and seniors with a wide array of supportive programs and services.

In 1975, the New Hampshire legislature passed a law (RSA 171-A) which mandated "the Division of Mental Health to establish, maintain, implement and coordinate a comprehensive service delivery system for developmentally disabled persons." It was this law which created area agencies, defined eligibility, and guaranteed certain services to eligible clients. The service delivery system mandated by the law included the Laconia State School, as well as community agencies, and mandated that each client in the system have an individual service plan. On January 31, 1991 the doors of the Laconia State School closed and tremendous demands were placed on agencies to deliver services locally. Gateways, formerly Area Agency of Greater Nashua, was established to provide innovative support programs and built an effective community-based system in the greater Nashua region to meet this monumental need.

DONATESince that time, Gateways has worked to develop programs to meet the changing and emerging needs of those challenged by developmental and/or physical disability. We have continuously re-engineered our organization to meet the needs of those we serve and have been responsible for the acquisition of three subsidiary corporations. Today, Gateways is a $32 million non profit 501-C3 business with many interests and stakeholders that serves nearly 2,900 individuals.

Services and New Ventures
Many programs Gateways delivers are unique and leading edge for human services. Gateways is often called on by the state and others to pilot programs since we have a long-standing reputation for being entrepreneurial and just as importantly, for delivering high quality programs. Clients and their families constantly say "your organization does whatever it takes to get the job done." Whatever it takes includes developing innovative programs based on local needs, fundraising, advocating for change at the state level, and more.

United Way of Greater Nashua LogoGateways Community Services is a proud partner of
UNITED WAY OF GREATER NASHUA.

Click here to learn more about United Way of Greater Nashua.

Gateways provides the following services to clients: