The Gateway Women's Centre in Portslade
Your role in securing this safety net
One in five women will suffer from mental health problems in their lifetime. In a climate of rife financial difficulty, relationship instability, addiction, and escalating levels of domestic and sexual abuse, it is easy for some of these women to fall through the gaps of the services available. We are there to help them.
The Centre offers an impartial, caring, and safe environment, for women who suffer from issues ranging from the everyday to the complex.
At Gateway, we see women struggling with difficult relationships, mental health problems, loss, and bereavement, or housing and financial issues. We also help those who have previous or current experiences of trauma and abuse. The project aims to reduce isolation, build resilience, and increase confidence and self-esteem. We help our clients to develop life skills and improve emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing, through practical help, courses, activities, and one-to-one sessions.
Many women seek support as they deal with the repercussions of trauma and abuse. We work with women at their own pace, as they rebuild their identity and their lives. Our team sensitively offers support, a listening ear, signposting, and referral to other services, as well as opportunities, to develop confidence, build decision-making skills, and set their own goals.
We have been privileged to walk alongside 100s of women as they undertake remarkable journeys of recovery. We are constantly amazed by the courage and strength these women display. Some are now supporting others in voluntary and paid work as a result of the support they received.
In 2020-21, Gateway's services were accessed 1,940 times. Having taken ownership of the building and secured the Project's future we now want to equip the premises with a fully functioning professional teaching kitchen in order to train our clients; create training spaces, one-to-one training rooms, and a welcoming, homely atmosphere by buying carpets, furniture and work stations that will take our clients to the next stage of their lives.
Your help will make a massive difference.