I have been with Gateway Shelter for 20 years as of June 2022. I love the work that I do at Gateway. Although my title is Bi-lingual Advocate, I take on many different roles, including individual support and psycho-educational groups. I enjoy
I started at Gateway Domestic Violence Services in the middle of October 2022. I worked for Gateway from 1999-to 2007 in a similar position. I have always been passionate about women’s and children’s issues. For many years I worked with agencies that
Court Advocacy Program Director My name is Veronica Raygoza. I started working for Gateway Domestic Violence Services in March of 2015 as a Bilingual Adult Counselor / Court Victim Advocate. As a counselor, I provided individual, and group counseling to survivors
Interim Shelter Director – North Shelter I have been a part of Gateway for almost 20 years. I started out at Gateway working as the Children’s Counselor. Working with the up and coming generation has always been a passion of mine
Bilingual Service Coordinator/Adult Counselor I started with Gateway in 1994 and worked with the crisis line for three years. In 1997 I was promoted to the position of non-residential bilingual counselor. I will be celebrating my 27th anniversary with Gateway, in December
“I feel moments of true happiness again after going through a long spell of feeling little or nothing.”
“Gateway has had a large hand in reviving my soul. I have a lot to be thankful for and I'm determined to lead a peaceful life.”
“I'm thankful for my counselors, and the caring souls who held my hand and heart in the shelter in the early days.”
“I realized I was making a mistake by treating my daughter just like my husband was treating me. I knew I needed parenting classes.”
“I went to counseling through rain, snow and storms… everything was there to help me, and I didn’t want to lose what has made me a stronger person.”
“My self-esteem, self-worth and self-confidence have improved… Now when I look back, I can proudly say that I survived.”
In the darkest moment of my life, Gateway turned on a light for me, held my hand and helped me find a way. I'm leaving with enough tools to face what's coming, trust the process that it can!
If you get here you are brave and great.