Family Gateway Announces 2010-11 Board Officers
Family Gateway, Inc., a Dallas area non-profit providing homeless families with children with supportive housing, transitional housing, rapid re-housing (HPRP), children’s services, job services, culinary arts training and community transition services, has announced that Ruth Ann Firestone, a vice president at Comerica Bank in Dallas, has been elected as Chair. Serving as Vice Chair is Pam Blankenship, as Secretary, Joe Vickrey and as Treasurer, Kelly Harris.
“We are grateful for the strong organizational leadership provided by these new officers. We look forward to a dynamic year ahead as Family Gateway continues to be an effective leader and vital service provider for Dallas’ homeless families with children,” said Family Gateway Executive Director, Connie S. Boyd.
Today, Family Gateway serves more than 150 families per year. That’s more than 400 children that are nurtured, counseled and cared for each year. Since 1986, Family Gateway has served more than 3,800 families and 7,600 children.
About Family Gateway
Family Gateway, in cooperation with the religious community, private sector and governmental entities, provides comprehensive supportive programming to children, up to the age of 18, whose families are in crisis: counseling, temporary housing, job search and placement assistance, transitional living apartments and community transition services. The program offers training and counseling which are intended to restore dignity, stability and self-sufficiency to the family unit. All programs and environments are designed to create an atmosphere of emotional, social and economic empowerment. For more information, contact www.familygateway.org.
Kim R. Todora