Open Gate is a 9-bed home for girls ages 12-17 providing emergency shelter and temporary housing with comprehensive youth development activities and supportive housing services. Located on the main Austell Road campus, Open Gate offers a home-like setting in which Youth Care Professionals utilize Reasonable & Prudent Parenting Standards and Graduated Independence Plans to ensure average teen experiences for each girl.
Youth Development activities include Collaborative Problem Solving, mentoring, community outings, campus clubs, school sports, extracurricular activities, music lessons, Farm to Table Gardening & Cooking Classes, spiritual & faith-based opportunities; celebration of holidays and traditions; SAT and ACT study classes; driving school; social activities; annual youth awards banquet; and supervised family visitations.
Supportive Housing Services include: Individualized Service Plans, case management, meal services; dental & medical prevention & treatment services; individual & group therapy; innovative therapies (animal, music, movement, horticulture); Life Skills Education; after school tutoring, Home School GED Literacy Program; educational advocacy; and enrollment in an education, job readiness, work skills training program and/or full-time or part-time employment.
For more information please contact Open Gate Program Manager Sundria Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-333-9447 ext. 110