Who We Are
New Gateways, Inc. was formally known as the Easter Seals of Southeast Michigan Gateways Program. The program originally began in August 1992. Four parents and one sister of developmentally disabled adults joined together in hopes of starting a day program. They presented their ideas of a community day program to the Easter Seals Board and everyone seem to agree that the idea was a wonderful opportunity.
Shortly after the parents and newly hired staff settled in a facility, people from all over Oakland County started coming to see and attend the program. The program thrived and overcame many finacial challenges until 2004.
In April 2004, Gateways broke away from Easter Seals of Southeast Michigan and became New Gateways, Inc.The program remains intact with an even stronger parents group and the original dedicated staff.
PERSON CENTERED PLANNING
Each New Gateways participant, along with their families and homes, set goals with the help of their Person Centered Planning Team. Objectives are designed to assist in meeting choices, needs, dreams, and wishes for each client; to acheive their full potential as citizens.
We promote independence in all areas, for all clients.
There is no greater gift than volunteering to make other’s faces gleam with pride and joy. Take the first step toward becoming involved with adults with developmental disabilities.
Volunteer and be a part of making this program thrive! To volunteer, contact us at (248) 538-7830.
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT), also known as pet therapy, utilizes trained animals and handlers to achieve specific physical, social, cognitive, and emotional goals with clients.
Some of the earliest uses of animal-assisted healing in the United States were for psychiatric patients. The presence of the therapy animals produced a beneficial effect on both children and adults with mental health issues. It is only in the last few decades that AAT has been more formally applied in a variety of therapeutic settings, including schools and prisons, as well as hospitals, hospices,nursing homes, and outpatient care programs.