LOCAL

Engagement

 PROVIDING CARE, GROWING HOPE

In our local community and state 

 

We have been offering services to our community for the last 15 years, partnering to see it thrive and prosper while bringing solution and practical support.

Our heart is to see our community empowered, healthy and grow.

 

 HEAVENS KITCHEN

Feeding our community, connecting the disadvantaged 

Heavens Kitchen operates from the Studio at the Don Centre 100 Don Rd, Devonport

Every Thursday evening with doors opening at 5.30pm for coffee and connection with meal served at 6:15pm

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

 

Our weekly program Heavens Kitchen (HK) feeds approx.
80-100 vulnerable, marginalized and disadvantaged
people in our community.
 

The restaurant-style atmosphere provides a three-course meal in a friendly safe environment where they have access to good, nutritious healthy food. Heavens Kitchen is using food as a social link and connection point meeting the needs of people in our community who are often isolated, alone and undernourished.

 

Sharing a meal together provides not only nutrition for the body but also provides social opportunities. 
To connect in an informal safe environment where you are accepted and cared for, a place to belong and form family connections. Many of our participants are experiencing genuine hunger due to difficult life circumstances such as mental health, homeliness and disability.

As Heavens Kitchen participants grow in confidence and skills they are given the opportunity to volunteer

in our catering kitchen in preparation of the weekly meal to our community each Thursday evening. 
This opportunity can also lead to a pathway of possible employment.

Emergency food relief is also offered on a regular basis for those in crisis need.

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

Along with building relationships

with those in our local community,

 

PAM is practically assisting people in ways they aren't able to themselves.

 

We work with Risdon Prison to

provide video link visits with inmates and their families, supporting family connections.

The focus is to give families and individuals in our local community, who are going through a tough season a Care Pack or Christmas Hamper.  

Our heart is to support, encourage and lavish a little on these people.  

 

A Care Pack in a time of need can bring encouragement and joy in a hard situation.  

 

A Christmas Food Hamper can enable a family to celebrate and enjoy time together around a Christmas meal.

A Community transformation project where we will bring blessing to a community service organisation with a makeover or renovation. We have recently had a team work with the community with a makeover of the SPACE School building.  It was great work as a team with other trades people to see this area transformed with a new coat of paint, new furniture and fresh realised work spaces.  This fresh new building has provided students with a wonderful place to meet and work on their school activities.  This environment helps students to feel valued and supported in their education.

Heaven's Care aims to support every woman and family following the premature loss of their infant.

 

This is done practically by providing beautiful thoughtful coffins created and inspired by Esther 'Positioned for such a time as this', never to walk beside her parents but forever carried in their hearts.  The coffins are made as a gift to take and use in any way the family feels may bring comfort and offer hope through this time. 

At MOPS mums meet together to be supported, encouraged and equipped as they raise their families together. Remarkable things happen when mums find their place in a mothering community and discover they are not alone.

 

So, whether you are a soon-to-be mum, first-time mum or seventh-time mum, you are welcome here. You will meet new friends, hear speakers on relevant topics, learn new skills and gain confidence in mothering.

Gateway Community Care financially supports Chaplaincy programs in our local schools. We provide student mentors who work one on one with children and young people.

 

We also provide Mentors for the The Easy P’s Learner Driver Mentor program which helps students obtain their Provisional Driver’s License, where they would otherwise have no access to a suitable vehicle or their own supervisory driver.

White Butterfly is an annual Memorial Service for Remembrance of Pregnancy & Child loss.

We understand that sometimes we need someone to simply be there ... not to fix anything or do anything in particular but just to let us feel we are supported.

Please contact us to find out the next White Butterfly date.

We develop relationships and partnerships with Community Services Organisations who are  making a difference in our community.  

Partnerships include:

Mission Australia

Glenhaven Family Care

Community Houses

CAP

Local Schools

The Rumpus Youth mission is to “Transform the future of a generation” and our purpose is to give the next generation every opportunity of becoming all they can be. In a generation that is confronted consistently with opportunities for living a damaging lifestyle, Rumpus provides the opportunity for a safe, fun, alcohol and drug free environment where young people can hang out and be involved in positive challenges, activities and leadership development. Every Friday night some 150 young people bus in from surrounding towns for our weekly event.  Other activities include our Lunch Support, Strength and Shine self- esteem and skill development programs in schools.

 SUPPORTING 
 GATEWAY 

 COMMUNITY CARE 

When we stand together, partnering with others, we can accomplish much more than if we stand alone. All the funds go to help others as we partner with amazing people and organisations locally to make a lasting difference in the lives of many people that would not otherwise be the case.

Join us in changing lives forever by giving a weekly amount or one time payment.

Bank Name: Bendigo Bank
Account Name: Gateway Foundation
BSB Number: 633 000
Account Number: 147814495
Reference details: Enter your name

The Trustee For Gateway Foundation (ABN 72 984 948 992) is a Public Benevolent Institution which has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status with the Australian Tax Office. Donations over $2 are tax deductible

From those whom we impact by our support, our love and our compassion, Thank you!

100 Don Road
Devonport, Tasmania, 7310
P: 03 6424 1636