In 1991, a concerned group of individuals came together to address the growing number of homeless persons in Rowan and surrounding counties and called themselves the Gateway Homeless Coalition (GHC). In 1992, the Gateway Homeless Coalition obtained 501(c)(3)non-profit status. The Methodist church in Morehead donated the use of a house on Hargis Avenue to serve as the first emergency shelter in Morehead, known as the Gateway House. GHC began providing homeless services to individuals and families in the Gateway area and expanded their service area to include Bath, Elliott, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan and Rowan Counties. In 1997, the shelter moved into its current location on Flemingsburg Road.
At Gateway House, we are able to provide a safe, family-friendly environment where our team of case managers work with residents to help them overcome the barriers to maintaining stable housing for themselves. Escaping homelessness is harder than it looks, and that is why our shelter offers more than just a bed and a shower. Rather, a comprehensive residency program featuring robust case management and advocacy services ensures that we do the most we can for our residents while they’re with us, so that when they obtain stable, long-term housing, we've done everything we could to help them maintain that stability going forward. To us, this approach just makes sense - we care about our residents, and we believe this is reflected by our commitment to helping them succeed.