What We Offer

Gatesway offers vocational options and residential services to assist Friends and their families in a variety of ways.


Residential Services

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We offer various options for residential living, including 24-hour care in our group homes, individual homes, or our ICF facilities.

Gatesway provides 24-hour assistance to individuals who qualify for specialized services.  Our services include assisting Friends in selecting staff to work with them, assisting individuals with programs designed to maximize their independence, aiding Friends in finding appropriate housing within the community, organizing social activities, and arranging and providing transportation to work, recreational activities, and appointments for individuals.

In-Home Services

In-Home Services provided through home and community-based waiver provide up-to 24-hour daily living supports for people with developmental disabilities. These services provide support to enable our Friends to live, work, and participate in recreation in a community setting and develop skills in the areas of self-care, communication, money management, home making, and socialization. Our approved home and community-based services are HTS, DLS/IPS, transportation, home maker, respite, companion, and supported living for areas I and II.

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Group Home Services

Group Homes Services offer living arrangements for our Friends where Friends share a single-family home within the community and receive up-to 24 hours per day of support and training in daily living skills. Group home residents are 18 years of age or older. These services are offered through OKDHS and include state-slot funding.

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Long Term Care Services

Long Term Care Services, also known as Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) Services, include personal care, skills training, and active treatment. Our trained staff help with acquisition, retention, or improvement in skills related to activities of daily living, such as personal grooming, household chores, eating and the preparation of food, and skills necessary to enable the individual to live independently.

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Employment Services

From working in our campus workshop to attending jobs in the community, there are different employment options to explore with our certified Job Coaches and Employment Consultants.

Gatesway staff are trained and certified to specialize in various employment service needs as Job Coaches and Employment Consultants. Through one-on-one skill building, on-the-job training, and hands-on learning, our Friends are able to fulfill their goals of achieving and maintaining community-integrated employment with neighboring businesses and community partners.


If you or your business are interested in partnering with Gatesway to provide employment services, please contact Kristina Watkins at (918) 259-1489.

Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services are provided through the Department of Rehabilitation. Our team of Employment Consultants help assess and establish employment for individuals with disabilities within the community. Making partnerships from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses, our team is dedicated to finding gainful employment that is fulfilling to the individual.

Job Coaching Services

Job Coaching Services, provided through Home and Community-Based Waiver, include enclave, one-on-one, and CIE. Our job coaching staff identify employment opportunities within the community to best match the individual's desire.

Our Job Coaches remain on-site with each individual to ensure fulfillment of required job duties, as well as advocating for natural supports.

Community-Integrated Employment

Community-integrated employment (CIE) is the focus for Gatesway's vocational program, ensuring Friends have their preferred choice of employment to match their personal goals.  With CIE, Friends are successful, goal-driven, and gain independence in their own lives.

Friends are the best employees to have in your organization.  Not only are they punctual and reliable, they take great pride in their work and performing to the best of their ability.  Company cultures are continually enriched by Friends in the I/DD population, and are vital in personal successes of each individual.  

Formerly, Gatesway operated a Sheltered Workshop model, providing a controlled environment for training, completion of work, and stability in Friends' daily schedules.  As of February 1, 2023, Gatesway closed the sheltered workshop and shifted the focus solely to CIE for Friends.  

Gatesway contracts with external businesses for on-site employment in their facilities, as well as operating businesses internally to provide employment for Friends. These services are primarily funded through State funds and the Home and Community-Based Services Waivers.

Through Federal and State funding, Gatesway provides crews of three to five workers and an on-site Job Coach for areas such as housekeeping, janitorial services, lawn services, delivery, and paper-shredding (formerly known as DocLock). Gatesway carries Worker’s Compensation Insurance on each employee in addition to handling timesheets and payroll. Each Gatesway crew is hired, trained, and under the constant supervision of our staff providing an efficient labor force at little more than the cost of one typical employee.

How Can You Help?

Gatesway Foundation is here to support uniquely-abled individuals, as well as serve the community.  Donations, fundraisers, and community projects are essential for the individuals we serve, the campus we maintain, and the community. As a state-funded, non-profit organization, these campaigns are necessary to continue the work Helen Gates envisioned and brought to life over 60 years ago.