Community Support

Being an Advocate

Gatesway is a non-profit Oklahoma agency that encourages independence and provides opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to enable them to live and work in the community and improve their quality of life.

Being an advocate for uniquely-abled individuals such as our friends at Gatesway is so very important.  Your support provides housing, food, clothing, basic education, health care, transportation, and many other needs that are not readily available to this population through state funds.  Without resources and organizations such as the Gatesway Foundation, the needs of those individuals would be unfulfilled.

There are many ways to be an advocate for this incredible population of people, including lobbying for governmental reform of national and local financial support systems, adopting a Gatesway friend to ensure they are financially and emotionally supported throughout their life, spreading community awareness and involvement, and much more.

For more information on advocacy and ways to be involved, please contact Kristina Watkins at or visit to learn more.