Gateways Hospital and Mental Health Center, located in the Echo Park-Silver Lake community of Los Angeles, is a non-profit organization providing acute in-patient, residential and out-patient services to mentally ill adolescents and adults. It was founded with the belief that those with little or no resources should have access to the same high quality services available as those with the ability to pay.
Gateways was a pioneer in the provision of community-based services to the mentally ill, opening its first 12-bed facility in 1953. A new campus, nestled in park-like surroundings not far from Dodger Stadium, was opened in 1961 and dedicated by Eleanor Roosevelt. Over the ensuing years, Gateways has developed a variety of services and programs to assist some of society's most challenged individuals and their families. We offer programming to aid the homeless mentally ill, the dually diagnosed (e.g., those that experience both substance addiction and mental illness), the mentally ill and at-risk teens and the mentally ill exiting the criminal justice system.
The main campus houses a 55-bed acute psychiatric hospital serving adults and adolescents, a child and adolescent outpatient program, and a 72-bed adult residential center. Four additional sites provide model residential service programs to the chronic mentally ill population. Gateways Homeless Services was established in 2002 to assist adults with mental illness who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Services offered include emergency shelter placement, case management, mental health services, life support, community outreach, and medication support. An innovative, interdisciplinary Wellness Program provides multi-leveled support to mentally ill men and women already living in the community who are struggling to maintain their independence and psychological stability on a day-to-day basis.
Our operations are funded primarily by contracts with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, the State Department of Mental Health's Conditional Release Program and the Federal Bureau of Prisons Community Corrections Council programs. Additional funding comes from the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the extraordinary efforts of our volunteer support groups. We also accept private insurance.
We are members of the Healthcare Association of Southern California, the California Healthcare Association and the Association of Community Human Services Agencies. We are fully accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program.